Cardiovascular Disease: Mobile Health (mHealth) Interventions for Treatment Adherence among Newly Diagnosed Patients
Description of Resource:
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends mobile health (mHealth) interventions to improve treatment adherence among patients recently diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. Included studies showed improvements in medication adherence, outpatient follow-up, and adherence to self-management goals. mHealth interventions use mobile-phones, smartphones, or other hand-held devices to deliver content. Interventions must include one or more of the following: text-messages that provide information/encouragement for treatment adherence; text-message reminders for medications, appointments, or treatment goals; web-based content that can be viewed on mobile devices; or applications (apps) developed or selected for the intervention with goal-setting, reminder functions, or both. Interventions also may include an interactive component, mobile communication or direct contact with a healthcare provider, or web-based content to supplement text-message interventions.