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Formative evaluation of a proposed mHealth program for childhood illness management in a resource-limited setting in Peru

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dc.contributor.author Calderón, T.A.
dc.contributor.author Martin, H.
dc.contributor.author Volpicelli, K.
dc.contributor.author Diaz, C.
dc.contributor.author Gozzer, E.
dc.contributor.author Buttenheim, A.M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-22T14:54:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-22T14:54:02Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5605
dc.description.abstract Objective. To conduct a formative evaluation of a proposed mobile health (mHealth) program designed to educate caregivers about management of common childhood illnesses. Methods. A cluster-randomized sample (n = 220) of mothers in Cono Norte, Arequipa, Peru with at least one child under five completed an iPad-based survey. This descriptive study examined trends in mobile phone ownership and feasibility of and interest in mHealth across sociodemographic categories. Fisher's exact tests were used to evaluate associations. Univariate logistic regression models were fitted to calculate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals. Results. Of 220 participants, 82.3% and 95.0% reported mobile phone ownership and access, respectively. Ownership was significantly associated with educational level (P = 0.031); however, even among mothers with the lowest education, ownership approached 80%. Educational level and age, respectively, were associated with the ability to open (P < 0.001; P < 0.001), read (P < 0.001; P < 0.001), write (P < 0.001; P < 0.001), and send (P = 0.006; P = 0.047) text messages. Over 85% of mothers were interested in using their mobile phones to receive health advice for their child and to seek help during illness. Regression analyses revealed that ability to use a mobile phone was positively associated with the mother's intention to participate in the mHealth program. Conclusions. The study findings confirm widespread access to mobile phones and sufficient ability to utilize text messaging within this population of caregivers. In addition to access and feasibility, high levels of interest in using mobile phones for health-related purposes suggest the potential value associated with an mHealth program designed to improve childhood illness management in this community. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Pan American Health Organization
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1680-5348
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject Adolescent en_US
dc.subject Adult en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Young Adult en_US
dc.subject Middle Aged en_US
dc.subject Socioeconomic Factors en_US
dc.subject epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Feasibility Studies en_US
dc.subject text messaging en_US
dc.subject Caregivers en_US
dc.subject Telemedicine en_US
dc.subject community participation en_US
dc.subject Community Participation en_US
dc.subject Text Messaging en_US
dc.subject human en_US
dc.subject health services en_US
dc.subject adult en_US
dc.subject female en_US
dc.subject middle aged en_US
dc.subject young adult en_US
dc.subject socioeconomics en_US
dc.subject Child health en_US
dc.subject adolescent en_US
dc.subject educational status en_US
dc.subject Sampling Studies en_US
dc.subject Educational Status en_US
dc.subject child health en_US
dc.subject Mothers en_US
dc.subject Disease Management en_US
dc.subject Attitude en_US
dc.subject Maternal Age en_US
dc.subject caregiver en_US
dc.subject statistics and numerical data en_US
dc.subject procedures en_US
dc.subject psychology en_US
dc.subject organization and management en_US
dc.subject Ownership en_US
dc.subject health education en_US
dc.subject feasibility study en_US
dc.subject cluster analysis en_US
dc.subject standards en_US
dc.subject mother en_US
dc.subject maternal age en_US
dc.subject attitude en_US
dc.subject spatiotemporal analysis en_US
dc.subject mobile phone en_US
dc.subject telemedicine en_US
dc.subject Health education en_US
dc.subject supply and distribution en_US
dc.subject Cell phones en_US
dc.subject information technology en_US
dc.subject Information technology en_US
dc.subject Text messaging en_US
dc.subject disease management en_US
dc.subject Cell Phones en_US
dc.subject Arequipa [Peru] en_US
dc.subject community resource management en_US
dc.subject Computer Literacy en_US
dc.subject human computer interaction en_US
dc.subject instrumentation en_US
dc.subject logistics en_US
dc.subject management practice en_US
dc.subject maternal behavior en_US
dc.subject Maternal Behavior en_US
dc.subject mobile communication en_US
dc.title Formative evaluation of a proposed mHealth program for childhood illness management in a resource-limited setting in Peru en_US
dc.title.alternative Evaluación formativa de un programa de salud móvil propuesto para el manejo de las enfermedades de la infancia en un entorno del Perú con recursos limitados es_PE
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10665.2/10049
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#3.03.05


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