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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2017

Health Information Technology: Text Messaging Interventions for Medication Adherence Among Patients with Chronic Diseases

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends the use of text messaging interventions for patients with chronic medical conditions based on sufficient evidence of effectiveness in increasing medication adherence. Evidence was considered sufficient based on studies that found meaningful improvements in short-term rates of medication adherence across a range of different chronic medical conditions. Text messaging interventions for medication adherence send messages to patients who have at least one chronic medical condition to remind or encourage them to take their medications as prescribed. Messages must be accessible through patients’ mobile telephones. Messages must be sent regularly, though frequency may vary from medication dose times to weekly adherence reminders. Messages may be personalized to patients, and interventions may involve 2-way communication.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Diabetes
Heart Disease and Stroke
HIV
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force. Health Information Technology: Text Messaging Interventions for Medication Adherence Among Patients with Chronic Diseases [Internet]. 2017 Aug [cited 2017 Oct 2]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/health-information-technology-text-messaging-medication-adherence-chronic-disease.