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Table 6 Demand for SMS reminders

From: Effects of and satisfaction with short message service reminders for patient medication adherence: a randomized controlled study

Variable N = 763 % Variable N = 763 %
Preferring time to receive text messages before medication taken Helpfulness of the text message medication reminder in improving the incidence of delayed or missed doses
10 minutes 262 34.3 Very unhelpful 13 1.7
15 minutes 65 8.5 Unhelpful 41 5.4
30 minutes 337 44.2 Neutral 75 9.8
60 minutes 71 9.3 Helpful 401 52.6
others 28 3.7 Very helpful 233 30.5
Necessity of receiving text messages after the time medication should be consumed Benefits of text message medication reminders for disease control
Yes 48 6.3 Very unhelpful 14 1.8
No 715 93.7 Unhelpful 55 7.2
Willingness to recommend the text message service to family and friends Neutral 132 17.3
Yes 699 91.6 Helpful 373 48.9
No 64 8.4 Very helpful 189 24.8