A customized m-Health system for improving Tuberculosis treatment adherence and follow-up in south India
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Tuberculosis is a major public health problem in India with more than 2 million new cases every year. With the growing crisis of inadequate healthcare workforce, monitoring of drug treatment for Tuberculosis is an arduous task. mHealth services (healthcare using mobile communication technologies) are gaining support as an effective tool to handle the situation, especially where technological and human resources are limited. This paper illustrates the delivery of a mHealth service with insights into the feasibility and applicability of deploying a voice call based reminder system for drug adherence in a resource limited setting.
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- A customized m-Health system for improving Tuberculosis treatment adherence and follow-up in south India
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Volume 4, Issue 1 , pp 1-10
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- Drug adherence
- Mobile phones
- Voice calls
- Author Affiliations
- 1. School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Room 217, Level 2, Samuels Building, Kensington, Sydney, Australia, NSW, 2052
- 2. Asia Pacific Ubiquitous Healthcare Research Centre (APuHC), Australian School of Business, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, NSW, 2052
- 3. Rural Technology Business Incubator, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, IITM Research Park, Taramani, Chennai, India
- 4. Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences, Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, India
- 5. Kalyani Institute for Policy Action and Rural Change, Kalyani, West Bengal, India