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dc.contributor.authorOliver-Williams, Clareen
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Een
dc.contributor.authorDevereux, Sen
dc.contributor.authorFairhead, Cen
dc.contributor.authorHoleman, Ien
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-18T09:24:12Z
dc.date.available2017-07-18T09:24:12Z
dc.identifier.issn2291-5222
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/265642
dc.description.abstractBackground: The benefits of vaccination have been comprehensively proven, however disparities in coverage persist due to poor health system management, limited resources and parental knowledge and attitudes. Evidence suggests that health interventions that engage local parties in communication strategies improve vaccination uptake. As mobile technology is widely used to improve health communication, mobile health (mHealth) interventions might be used to increase coverage. Objective: To conduct a systematic review of the available literature on the use of mHealth to improve vaccination in low and middle income countries with large numbers of unvaccinated children. Methods: In February 2017, MEDLINE, Scopus and Web of Science, and three health organization websites; Communication Initiative Network, TechNet-21, and PATH, were searched to identify mHealth intervention studies on vaccination uptake in 21 countries. Results: Ten peer-reviewed studies and eleven studies from white or grey literature were included. Nine took place in India, three in Pakistan, two each in Malawi and Nigeria, and one each in Bangladesh, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Kenya. Ten peer-reviewed studies and seven white/grey studies demonstrated improved vaccination uptake after interventions, including appointment reminders, mobile phone apps and pre-recorded messages. Conclusions: While the potential for mHealth interventions to improve vaccination coverage seems clear, the evidence for such interventions is not. The dearth of studies in countries facing the greatest barriers to immunization impedes the prospects for evidence-based policy and practice in these settings.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe study was funded by the Medical Research Council, British Heart Foundation and Homerton College, Cambridge.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJMIR Publications
dc.subjectcell phonesen
dc.subjectvaccinationen
dc.subjectcommunicationen
dc.subjecttelemedicineen
dc.subjectmHealthen
dc.subjectglobal healthen
dc.titleUsing Mobile Phones to Improve Vaccination Uptake in 21 Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Systematic Reviewen
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier10en
prism.numbere148en
prism.publicationNameJMIR Mhealth Uhealthen
prism.volume5en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.11428
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-07-11en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.2196/mhealth.7792en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-07-11en
dc.contributor.orcidOliver-Williams, Clare [0000-0002-3573-2426]
dc.identifier.eissn2291-5222
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (1127880)
cam.issuedOnline2017-10-04en
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 12:53:30 GMT 2020 - The item has an open VoR version.*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2100-01-01


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