Diabetes buddies: peer support through a mobile phone buddy system.

TitleDiabetes buddies: peer support through a mobile phone buddy system.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsRotheram-Borus, MJ, Tomlinson M, Gwegwe M, Comulada SW, Kaufman N, Keim M
JournalThe Diabetes educator
Volume38
Issue3
Pagination357-65
Date Published2012 May-Jun
ISSN1554-6063
KeywordsAdult, 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
Abstract

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 JournalDiabetes Educ