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Use of Text Messaging Services to Promote Health Behaviors in Children

Fassnacht, Daniel B.; Ali, Kathina; Silva, Catia; Goncalves, Sonia; Machado, Paulo P.P.


Objective: To examine adherence to, satisfaction with, and preliminary efficacy of mobile phone short message service (SMS) to promote health behaviors in school-aged children. Methods: A total of 49 children (aged 8-10 years) were randomized by school classes into a monitoring vs no-monitoring group. All children participated in 2 educational group sessions that focused on health behaviors: the advantages of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity, and decreasing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2014.08.006


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