September 29, 2010
Text Messages May Be Way to Improve Eczema Management
Joseph Kvedar, director of the Center for Connected Health and colleagues have published a pilot study suggesting that text messages can be an effective way to encourage eczema patients to take medications and otherwise manage their condition. The Wall Street Journal reports.
The study was small � 25 adults and adolescents aged 14 and up � and didn�t have a control group. But researchers wanted to get a preliminary idea of whether the messages boosted self-reported treatment adherence, self-care behaviors, disease severity and quality of life. All improved significantly after the six-week study.
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