Improved Adherence and Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients by Using Text Messaging
41 patients whose median age was 15 years. Pre and post test design.
Significant improvement in medication adherence and a reduction in rejection episodes with text message reminders for pediatric recipients of liver transplants
Miloh,Tamir, MD; Annunziato, Rachel, Ph.D.; Arnon, Ronen, MD; et. al. "Improved Adherence and Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients by Using Text Messaging," Pediatrics, 124(5) (November 2009); e844-e850 (doi:10.1542/peds.2009-0415)
Texting for Health in Transplant Recipients
Improving medication compliance is essential to improving long-term outcomes for pediatric transplant recipients.
Given that forgetfulness is reported to be the most common cause of non-adherence, text messaging can serve as a useful reminder to patients to take their medications."