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Sherif M Badawy, Lisa M Kuhns
BACKGROUND: Many preventable behaviors contribute to adolescent mortality and morbidity. Non-adherence to preventive measures represents a challenge and has been associated with worse health outcomes in this population. The widespread use of electronic communication technologies by adolescents, particularly the use of text messaging (short message service, SMS) and mobile phones, presents new opportunities to intervene on risk and preventive risk behavior, but little is known about their efficacy...
April 19, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Susana Williams Keeshin, Judith Feinberg
HIV infected patients have higher rates of HPV infection, worse disease progression, increase severity of disease, and are at higher risk for intraepithelial neoplasia and cancer than their HIV negative counterparts. We conducted a yearlong pilot project to evaluate the impact of text message HPV immunization reminder-recall in young HIV-1 positive patients in a large urban academic HIV clinic. We found that text message reminder-recall improved HPV immunization uptake in a young, primarily black and un- or under-insured HIV-1 infected patients...
March 2017: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Tsuyoshi Okuhara, Hirono Ishikawa, Masahumi Okada, Mio Kato, Takahiro Kiuchi
Historically, anti-vaccination sentiment has existed in many populations. Mass media plays a large role in disseminating and sensationalizing vaccine objections, especially via the medium of the Internet. Based on studies of processing fluency, we assumed that anti-influenza vaccination online messages to be more readable and more fluently processed than pro-influenza vaccination online messages, which may consequently sway the opinions of some audiences. The aim of this study was to compare readability of anti- and pro-influenza vaccination online messages in Japan using a measure of readability...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
Diane B Francis, Joan R Cates, Kyla P Garrett Wagner, Tracey Zola, Jenny E Fitter, Tamera Coyne-Beasley
OBJECTIVES: This systematic review examines the effectiveness of communication technology interventions on HPV vaccination initiation and completion. METHODS: A comprehensive search strategy was used to identify existing randomized controlled trials testing the impact of computer-, mobile- or internet-based interventions on receipt of any dose of the HPV vaccine. Twelve relevant studies were identified with a total of 38,945 participants. RESULTS: The interventions were delivered using several different methods, including electronic health record (i...
February 6, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
Heather Mr Ames, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin
BACKGROUND: Childhood vaccination is an effective way to prevent serious childhood illnesses, but many children do not receive all the recommended vaccines. There are various reasons for this; some parents lack access because of poor quality health services, long distances or lack of money. Other parents may not trust vaccines or the healthcare workers who provide them, or they may not see the need for vaccination due to a lack of information or misinformation about how vaccinations work and the diseases they can prevent...
February 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Kathryn Sutcliffe, Paul E Kilgore, Kaitlyn DeHoff, Richard Evans, Keith S Kaye, Ryan E Malosh, Robert Sherwin, Emily T Martin
BACKGROUND: Adult vaccination rates in the United States have fallen below national target levels and may be exacerbated by lack of access to a primary care physician. We assessed patient knowledge of and attitudes towards vaccines in an urban emergency department population and analyzed the feasibility of using this setting as a vaccine delivery site from a patient perspective. METHODS: In-person interviewers administered surveys to 250 adult patients presenting to the Detroit Receiving Hospital emergency department in Detroit, Michigan...
January 28, 2017: Vaccine
Younghee Jung, Mihye Kwon, Jeongmi Song
BACKGROUND: The influenza vaccination rate among health care workers (HCWs) remains suboptimal. We attempted to increase vaccine uptake in HCWs by nonmandatory measures, including 1-on-1 counseling. METHODS: In 2015 we used a stepwise approach including (1) text messaging on the last day of the vaccination period, (2) extending the vaccination period by 3 days, (3) education for the low uptake group, and (4) 1-on-1 counseling for unvaccinated HCWs after the 3 interventions...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
Mark H Yudin, Niraj Mistry, Leanne R De Souza, Kate Besel, Vishal Patel, Sonia Blanco Mejia, Robyn Bernick, Victoria Ryan, Marcelo Urquia, Richard H Beigi, Michelle H Moniz, Michael Sgro
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if text message reminders increase the likelihood of receiving the influenza vaccine among pregnant women. METHODS: Pregnant women were randomized to either receive or not receive weekly text messages. Women were told the messages would be about health-related behavior in pregnancy. Those randomized to the intervention group received two messages weekly for four consecutive weeks reinforcing that the influenza vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women and safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding...
February 1, 2017: Vaccine
Cynthia M Rand, Phyllis Vincelli, Nicolas P N Goldstein, Aaron Blumkin, Peter G Szilagyi
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of phone or text message reminders to parents of adolescents on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series completion in Rochester, NY. METHODS: We performed parallel randomized controlled trials of phone and text reminders for HPV vaccine for parents of 11- to 17-year olds in three urban primary care clinics. The main outcome measures were time to receipt of the third dose of HPV vaccine and HPV vaccination rates. RESULTS: We enrolled 178 phone intervention (180 control) and 191 text intervention (200 control) participants...
January 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
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September 2016: Pediatrics
Li Chen, Xiaozhen Du, Lin Zhang, Michelle Helena van Velthoven, Qiong Wu, Ruikan Yang, Ying Cao, Wei Wang, Lihui Xie, Xiuqin Rao, Yanfeng Zhang, Jeanne Catherine Koepsell
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of an EPI smartphone application (EPI app) on improving vaccination coverage in rural Sichuan Province, China. METHODS: This matched-pair cluster randomized controlled study included 32 village doctors, matched in 16 pairs, and took place from 2013 to 2015. Village doctors in the intervention group used the EPI app and reminder text messages while village doctors in the control group used their usual procedures and text messages...
2016: BMC Public Health
Tim Crocker-Buque, Michael Edelstein, Sandra Mounier-Jack
BACKGROUND: In high-income countries, substantial differences exist in vaccine uptake relating to socioeconomic status, gender, ethnic group, geographic location and religious belief. This paper updates a 2009 systematic review on effective interventions to decrease vaccine uptake inequalities in light of new technologies applied to vaccination and new vaccine programmes (eg, human papillomavirus in adolescents). METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, ASSIA, The Campbell Collaboration, CINAHL, The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Eppi Centre, Eric and PsychINFO for intervention, cohort or ecological studies conducted at primary/community care level in children and young people from birth to 19 years in OECD countries, with vaccine uptake or coverage as outcomes, published between 2008 and 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Sarah L Bay, Daniel J Crawford
INTRODUCTION: Influenza presents additional burdens for children with chronic respiratory conditions. Influenza vaccinations may reduce complications, yet approximately half of children remain unprotected. Evidence supports integration of text and e-mail into multicomponent strategies to increase influenza vaccination rates among children with chronic respiratory conditions. METHODS: A single text and e-mail message was sent to those with enabled preferences in the patient portal...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
Emil Rossing, Henrik Ravn, Celso Soares Pereira Batista, Amabelia Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have revealed a low measles vaccination (MV) rate in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (West Africa) that has not increased in accordance with the increasing coverage of other vaccinations. Measles is the deadliest of all childhood rash/fever illnesses and spreads easily, implying that if the vaccination coverage is declining there is a significant risk of new measles outbreaks [27]. Meanwhile, mobile health (mHealth; the use of mobile phones for health interventions) has generated much enthusiasm, and shown potential in improving health service delivery in other contexts...
July 27, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
C L Scherr, B Augusto, K Ali, T L Malo, S T Vadaparampil
PURPOSE: We evaluated Florida-based physicians' awareness and use of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) "You are the Key" campaign website, including messages to support physicians' human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine recommendations. METHODS: Using closed-ended and free-text survey items, physicians' (n=355) practices related to HPV vaccination recommendations for males and use of the CDC's materials were assessed. Descriptive statistics were calculated for closed-ended questions, and thematic analysis was conducted on free-text responses...
July 29, 2016: Vaccine
Melissa S Stockwell, Karen R Broder, Paige Lewis, Kathleen Jakob, Shahed Iqbal, Nadira Fernandez, Devindra Sharma, Angela Barrett, Philip LaRussa
OF KEY POINTS: The frequencies of fever in young children after live attenuated influenza versus inactivated influenza vaccine were low during the 2013-2014 influenza season and did not differ among vaccine types. Results from text message-only data were similar to those from all sources. BACKGROUND: Some studies have found a higher frequency of fever with trivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) than with inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV), but quadrivalent LAIV has not been assessed...
June 14, 2016: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Xiaoli Nan, Michelle Futerfas, Zexin Ma
In the context of public service advertisements promoting human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, the current research examines 1) the relative persuasiveness of narrative vs. non-narrative messages and 2) the influence of narrative perspective (first- vs. third-person) and modality (text-based vs. audio-based) on message effectiveness. Results of a controlled experiment (N = 121) suggested that both a non-narrative message and a first-person narrative message led to greater perceived risk of getting HPV than a third-person narrative message...
May 25, 2016: Health Communication
Dustin G Gibson, E Wangeci Kagucia, Benard Ochieng, Nisha Hariharan, David Obor, Lawrence H Moulton, Peter J Winch, Orin S Levine, Frank Odhiambo, Katherine L O'Brien, Daniel R Feikin
BACKGROUND: Text message (short message service, SMS) reminders and incentives are two demand-side interventions that have been shown to improve health care-seeking behaviors by targeting participant characteristics such as forgetfulness, lack of knowledge, and transport costs. Applying these interventions to routine pediatric immunizations may improve vaccination coverage and timeliness. OBJECTIVE: The Mobile Solutions for Immunization (M-SIMU) trial aims to determine if text message reminders, either with or without mobile phone-based incentives, sent to infant's parents can improve immunization coverage and timeliness of routine pediatric vaccines in rural western Kenya...
May 17, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
Annette K Regan, Lauren E Tracey, Christopher C Blyth, Peter C Richmond, Paul V Effler
BACKGROUND: Pertussis vaccination during pregnancy can prevent 91% of infant infections. In 2015, antenatal pertussis vaccination programs were introduced across Australia. METHODS: To monitor the safety of this program, pregnant women who received trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) and/or diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine (dTpa) were surveyed by text message seven days post-vaccination about possible adverse events following immunization (AEFI). Univariate logistic regression models were used to calculate the odds of reporting an AEFI following dTpa compared to TIV...
April 29, 2016: Vaccine
Gretchen J Domek, Ingrid L Contreras-Roldan, Sean T O'Leary, Sheana Bull, Anna Furniss, Allison Kempe, Edwin J Asturias
BACKGROUND: Patient reminder systems are an evidence-based way to improve childhood vaccination rates but are difficult to implement in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Short Message Service (SMS) texts may offer a potential low-cost solution, especially in LMICs where mobile phones are becoming more ubiquitous. OBJECTIVE: To determine if an SMS-based vaccination reminder system aimed at improving completion of the infant primary immunization series is feasible and acceptable in Guatemala...
May 5, 2016: Vaccine
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