Diabetes buddies: peer support through a mobile phone buddy system.
|Title||Diabetes buddies: peer support through a mobile phone buddy system.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Rotheram-Borus, MJ, Tomlinson M, Gwegwe M, Comulada SW, Kaufman N, Keim M|
|Journal||The Diabetes educator|
|Date Published||2012 May-Jun|
|Keywords||Adult, Aged, Blood Glucose, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Feasibility Studies, Health Behavior, Health Services Accessibility, Humans, Middle Aged, Monitoring, Physiologic, Motivation, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Self Care, Social Support, South Africa, Text Messaging, Young Adult|
The purpose of this study is to test the feasibility and acceptability of a mobile phone-based peer support intervention among women in resource-poor settings to self-manage their diabetes. Secondary goals were to evaluate the intervention's effectiveness to motivate diabetes-related health choices.
|Alternate Journal||Diabetes Educ|