Effectiveness of text messaging interventions on prevention, detection, treatment, and knowledge outcomes for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)/HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Affiliation

University of British Columbia, 1147 Research Road, Rm ARTS 154, Kelowna, BC, V1V 1V7, Canada. [Email]

Abstract

Rates of STIs continue to rise worldwide, and novel evidence-based interventions such as text messaging aimed at improving client services are needed. We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate text messaging to support STI/HIV prevention and treatment interventions.

Keywords

Delivery of health care,Evidence-based medicine,Meta-analysis,Sexually transmitted diseases,Text messaging,