Development of a mHealth program to improve childhood illness management in a resource-limited setting in Peru
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Communication and informatics
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe patterns of mobile phone ownership, feasibility of mobile phone use (specifically, text messaging), and interest in using mobile phones for health-related purposes among caregivers of young children in peri-urban Peru. Evaluate associations between mobile phone ownership, feasibility of mobile phone use, and interest in mobile health (mHealth) programs across different sociodemographic groups. Assess intentions among caregivers to participate in a proposed mHealth program to improve childhood illness management.
Keyword(s): International MCH, Health Promotion and Education
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked on many research projects in the areas of maternal-child health, globally and domestically, and innovations in healthcare delivery and maintenance at the University of Pennsylvania. I coordinate projects that analyze the effectiveness of using novel technologies to improve adherence to evidence-based treatment. I also have experience in community health education promotion in Latin America.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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