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Electronic reminders for cancer prevention: factors associated with preference for automated voice reminders or text messages.

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Greaney, ML; Puleo, E; Sprunck-Harrild, K; Bennett, GG; Cunningham, MA; Gillman, MW; Coeling, M; Emmons, KM
Published in: Preventive medicine
August 2012

Prompting may promote engagement with behavior change interventions. Prompts can be delivered inexpensively via automated voice response (AVR) reminders or short message service (SMS) text messages. We examined the association between participants' characteristics and preferred reminder modality.Healthy Directions 2 is a cluster randomized controlled trial implemented in Boston, Massachusetts to promote change in multiple behavioral cancer risk factors. At baseline (2009), participants completed a survey assessing socio-demographics, health status, height/weight, and factors associated with technology. One-third of participants randomized to receive the intervention (n=598) were randomized to receive automated reminders, with participants selecting modality.28% (167/598) of participants selected SMS reminders. Controlling for clustering by primary care provider, younger participants (OR=0.97, 95% CI=(0.95, 0.99), p<0.01), those most comfortable with computers (very uncomfortable OR=0.54, 95% CI=(0.29, 1.01), p≤0.05: referent group = very comfortable), and those who frequently sent/received text messages (never OR=0.09 CI=(0.04, 0.16) p<0.01; 1-3 times/month OR=0.38, 95% CI=(0.15, 0.93) p=0.04: referent group=1-5 times/week) were more likely to choose SMS.Interventions should make both modalities available to ensure that more participants can benefit from prompting. Studies examining the effect of automated reminders may have reduced effectiveness or generalizability if they employ only one modality.

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Preventive medicine

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EISSN

1096-0260

ISSN

0091-7435

Publication Date

August 2012

Volume

55

Issue

2

Start / End Page

151 / 154

Related Subject Headings

  • User-Computer Interface
  • Text Messaging
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Speech Recognition Software
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Risk Factors
  • Reminder Systems
  • Public Health
  • Preventive Health Services
  • Patient Preference
 

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Greaney, M. L., Puleo, E., Sprunck-Harrild, K., Bennett, G. G., Cunningham, M. A., Gillman, M. W., … Emmons, K. M. (2012). Electronic reminders for cancer prevention: factors associated with preference for automated voice reminders or text messages. Preventive Medicine, 55(2), 151–154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.05.014
Greaney, Mary L., Elaine Puleo, Kim Sprunck-Harrild, Gary G. Bennett, Moira A. Cunningham, Matthew W. Gillman, Molly Coeling, and Karen M. Emmons. “Electronic reminders for cancer prevention: factors associated with preference for automated voice reminders or text messages.Preventive Medicine 55, no. 2 (August 2012): 151–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.05.014.
Greaney ML, Puleo E, Sprunck-Harrild K, Bennett GG, Cunningham MA, Gillman MW, et al. Electronic reminders for cancer prevention: factors associated with preference for automated voice reminders or text messages. Preventive medicine. 2012 Aug;55(2):151–4.
Greaney, Mary L., et al. “Electronic reminders for cancer prevention: factors associated with preference for automated voice reminders or text messages.Preventive Medicine, vol. 55, no. 2, Aug. 2012, pp. 151–54. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.05.014.
Greaney ML, Puleo E, Sprunck-Harrild K, Bennett GG, Cunningham MA, Gillman MW, Coeling M, Emmons KM. Electronic reminders for cancer prevention: factors associated with preference for automated voice reminders or text messages. Preventive medicine. 2012 Aug;55(2):151–154.
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Published In

Preventive medicine

DOI

EISSN

1096-0260

ISSN

0091-7435

Publication Date

August 2012

Volume

55

Issue

2

Start / End Page

151 / 154

Related Subject Headings

  • User-Computer Interface
  • Text Messaging
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Speech Recognition Software
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Risk Factors
  • Reminder Systems
  • Public Health
  • Preventive Health Services
  • Patient Preference