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Table 3 Key findings in the clinical area of Asthma and Hypertension

From: Positive influence of short message service and voice call interventions on adherence and health outcomes in case of chronic disease care: a systematic review

Lead Author/Year Country Study design Sample size Duration Age group Clinical area Intervention Delivery frequency Measures of outcome Results Control (C) versus intervention (I)
Ulla Strandbygaard/2010 [35] Denmark RCT 22 3 months 18–45 Asthma SMS Daily Adherence to asthma treatment, lung function tests Mean adherence rate
I: 77.9 to 81.5 %; C: 84.2 to 70.1 %.
Keith J. Petrie/2011 [31] New Zealand RCT 147 4.5 months 16–45 Asthma SMS 2 SMS/day for first 1–6 weeks, 1 SMS/day for next 7 – 12 weeks, and 3 SMS/ week for rest 13 – 18 weeks Self-reported adherence, adherence to treatment Self-reported adherence over all time points
C: 43.2 %
I: 57.8 %
Percentage taking over 80 % of prescribed inhaler doses
C: 23.9 %
I: 37.7 %
E. Márquez Contreras/2004 [5] Spain RCT 67 6 months 18+ HTN SMS 2 SMS / week Adherence to drug, blood pressure measurement Mean percentage adherence
I: 91.1 ± 23.1 to 95.0 ± 10.4
C: 86.2 ± 26.6 to 86.1 ± 23.4
% of controlled hypertension at end of study-
C: 51.5 %; I: 64.7 %.