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This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Background Trials evaluating the impact of mobile phone text-messaging to support management of acute diseases, such as malaria, are urgently needed in Africa.
There has been however a concern about the feasibility of interventions that rely on access to mobile phones among caregivers in rural areas. To assess the feasibility and inform development of an intervention to improve adherence to malaria medications and post-treatment review, mobile phone network, access, ownership and use among caregivers in western Kenya was assessed.
Methods A cross-sectional survey based on outpatient exit interviews was undertaken among caregivers of children with Feasibility pattern at four trial facilities. The main outcomes were proportions of caregivers that have mobile signal at home; have access to mobile phones; are able to read; and use text-messaging.
Willingness to receive text-message reminders was Feasibility pattern explored. Descriptive analyses were performed. Results Of interviewed caregivers, the majority were female Among caregivers with mobile phone access, Willingness to receive text-message reminders was nearly universal Conclusions Despite concerns that the feasibility of text-messaging interventions targeting caregivers may be compromised in rural high malaria risk areas in Kenya, very favourable conditions were found with respect to mobile network, access and ownership of phones, use of text-messaging and minimum literacy levels required for successful intervention delivery.
Moreover, there was a high willingness of caregivers to receive text-message reminders. Impact evaluations of carefully tailored text-messaging interventions targeting caregivers of children with malaria are timely and justified.
Background The expansion of mobile network coverage, the rapid growth in mobile phone penetration and decreasing costs of phone services has been seen as an opportunity to overcome communication, infrastructure and human resource weaknesses of health systems in Africa [ 12 ].
This could potentially result in improved medical and public health practice - the relatively new concept known as mobile health or mHealth [ 2 ]. Despite limited impact evidence of mHealth in Africa [ 3 - 6 ], several patient targeted trials based on the least expensive text-messaging phone function have shown encouraging results in improving adherence to medications [ 78 ], post-operative clinic visits [ 9 ], and skilled delivery attendance [ 10 ].
Interestingly, while most studies focused on chronic conditions and long-term therapies, the trials evaluating impact of text-messaging to support management of acute diseases have rarely been performed [ 11 ]. Despite growing trends in network and mobile phone coverage across Africa, it has been found that even in the countries with high penetration such as Kenya, the basic technology interventions using low-end mobile phones and text-messaging may be subject to access disparities with respect to geographical area, gender, age, education, literacy, urbanization and poverty [ 1819 ].
Such disparities are of concern for malaria control where populations at highest risk of poor outcomes are rural communities with coincidental lower levels of literacy and socioeconomic status.
A multi-centre trial is currently prepared at Kenyan public health facilities to evaluate the effects of text-message reminders on adherence to medications and post-treatment review for children with uncomplicated malaria.
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