Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of a text messaging program (TMP) to improve glucose control, retinopathy screening (RS) rates, and self-care behaviors in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes.
Methods: A single-group design with a quasi-systematic random sample (n=20) received educational/exhortational text messages on their cellular phones for 3 months. Subjects, 12 of whom identified as a minority ethnicity, were mostly male, aged 27-73 years.
Results: Glucose control and RS rates improved significantly. Subjects (>70%) reported changes in self-care behaviors.
Conclusion: Leveraging ubiquitous technology, a TMP for patients with limited access to healthcare education, holds promise
Miller, Janice M; Phalen, Ann G.; Crawford, Albert; Frisby, Anthony; and Ziring, Barry S., "Text Messaging in the Patient-Centered Medical Home to Improve Glucose Control and Retinopathy Screening." (2017). College of Nursing Faculty Papers & Presentations. Paper 102.
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