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Implications for practice and research
Mobile phone text reminders can improve medication adherence. As user satisfaction is generally high, negative effects may not be observed and costs can be low, therefore, nurses should promote their use.
Future mobile phone medication reminders should be individually tailored, be based on health behavioural theories and supported by well-designed (adaptive) randomised controlled trials (RCTs).
Around 50% of patients do not take their medication as prescribed.1–3 Medication non-adherence may decrease productivity and put lives at risks, as well as wastes resources and increases healthcare costs. It may be intentional (eg, the patient questions the benefit of the therapy or has side effects) or …
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