mHealth Interventions to Counter Noncommunicable Diseases in Developing Countries: Still an Uncertain Promise

dianagosalvez Diana Gosalvez Prados última modificación 3/02/2017 13:16

mHealth constitutes a promise for health care delivery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where health care systems are unprepared to combat the threat of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Beratarrechea A, Moyano D, Irazola V, Rubinstein A. mHealth Interventions to Counter Noncommunicable Diseases in Developing Countries: Still an Uncertain Promise. Cardiol Clin. 2017 Feb;35(1):13-30.  Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0733865116300704


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3/02/2017

This article assesses the impact of mHealth on NCD outcomes in LMICs. A systematic review identified controlled studies evaluating mHealth interventions that addressed NCDs in LMICs. From the 1274 abstracts retrieved, 108 articles were selected for full text review and 20 randomized controlled trials were included from 14 LMICs. One-way SMS was the most commonly used mobile function to deliver reminders, health education, and information. mHealth interventions in LMICs have positive but modest effects on chronic disease outcomes.


Beratarrechea A, Moyano D, Irazola V, Rubinstein A.

América Central y del Sur