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Design and content validation of a set of SMS to promote seeking of specialized mental health care within the Allillanchu Project

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dc.contributor.author Toyama, M.
dc.contributor.author Diez-Canseco, F.
dc.contributor.author Busse, P.
dc.contributor.author Del Mastro, I.
dc.contributor.author Miranda, J. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-30T03:10:43Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-30T03:10:43Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4038
dc.description.abstract Background: The aim of this study was to design and develop a set of, short message service (SMS) to promote specialized mental health care seeking within the framework of the Allillanchu Project. Methods: The design phase consisted of 39 interviews with potential recipients of the SMS, about use of cellphones, and perceptions and motivations towards seeking mental health care. After the data collection, the research team developed a set of seven SMS for validation. The content validation phase consisted of 24 interviews. The participants answered questions regarding their understanding of the SMS contents and rated its appeal. Results: The seven SMS subjected to content validation were tailored to the recipient using their name. The reminder message included the working hours of the psychology service at the patient's health center. The motivational messages addressed perceived barriers and benefits when seeking mental health services. The average appeal score of the seven SMS was 9.0 (SD±0.4) of 10 points. Participants did not make significant suggestions to change the wording of the messages. Conclusions: Five SMS were chosen to be used. This approach is likely to be applicable to other similar low-resource settings, and the methodology used can be adapted to develop SMS for other chronic conditions. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:2054-4200
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Developing countries en_US
dc.subject mhealth en_US
dc.subject SMS en_US
dc.subject text messaging en_US
dc.subject validation studies en_US
dc.title Design and content validation of a set of SMS to promote seeking of specialized mental health care within the Allillanchu Project en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1017/gheg.2017.18
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.09
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.05


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