A small doubt on text messaging effectiveness

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Text message reminders, which have had mixed but generally favorable results in improving compliance and stimulating actions, didn’t make the cut when it came to reminding 82 new user women patients in Boston to take their contraceptive pills. ¬†Drawn from a Planned Parenthood clinic, the Boston University study reported that the text messaged sample fared no better than those who devised their own reminder system. Not much seems to work for this though, with adherence declining over time. Must be all that text distraction.¬† iHealthBeat report, MedPage Today, WSJ Health Blog.