Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2017, Volume: 10, Issue: 20, Pages: 1-10
Senanu Okuboyejo1,2, Bukola Oshunmakinde1 , Charles Ayo1 and Victor Mbarika2
1Department of Computer and Information Science, Covenant University, Ogun State, Nigeria; [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] 2ICITD, College of Business, Southern University and A&M, Baton Rouge, LA, USA; [email protected]
Objective: The SMS and voice features are the most commonly documented uses of mobile technologies. This paper systematically reviews existing mobile notification systems for medication adherence, stating the strengths and limitations. Methods: Search was carried out on PubMed, EBSCO and Science Direct online databases. Studies including the use of both voice call and SMS features as notification systems were included. Twenty (20) full text citations were included in the review. The studies reported the various uses of voice-enabled and SMS features of the mobile phone technology and the mode in which the interventions were sent. Findings: The review highlighted the inadequacy in research incorporating notification systems and voice call feature of mobile technologies. Applications: The effectiveness of using this feature especially in rural areas characterized by high population of illiterates and people between the ages of 40 and above.
Keywords: Adherence, Medication, Mobile Technology, Notification System
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