Reinforcement of adherence to prescription recommendations in Asian Indian diabetes patients using short message service (SMS)-a pilot study

Author: Shetty, A. S. Country/countries: N/A Number of patients participating in the study: 215 This study was focused on patients living with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Intervention analysed in the study: Usual Care Plus Intervention components: UCP
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Setting of implementation: N/A Professionals delivering the intervention: N/A Targeted self-management behaviours: N/A
Intervention analysed in the study: Monitoring techniques delivered remotely without provision of educational information Intervention components: MT+R
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Setting of implementation: Home-care Professionals delivering the intervention: SMS Targeted self-management behaviours: Eating behaviours, Medication use and adherence, Physical activity /exercise

Outcomes measured in the study

Outcome Measure Tool
Dietary habits Adherence to recommended eating plan N/A
HbA1C Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) N/A
Lipid profile Total cholesterol N/A
Lipid profile HDL-Cholesterol (mmol) N/A
Lipid profile LDL-Cholesterol N/A
Lipid profile Triglycerides N/A
Physical activity Adherence to physical activity guidelines N/A
Weight (management) BMI - Body Mass Index N/A

Patient characteristics

Age: 50.3 years (+/- a standard deviation of 9.15) Gender: N/A Time since diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: N/A Severity of the disease: 8.99 (+/- a standard deviation of 1.35) Multi-morbidity: N/A
  • Number of co-morbidities: N/A

Level of health literacy: N/A
  • Tool: N/A

Socio-economic characteristics: N/A