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ThinkMind // eTELEMED 2013, The Fifth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine // View article etelemed_2013_9_30_40251


Real Time Medication Monitoring with Customized SMS Reminders for People with Refractory Epilepsy

Authors:
Marike Hettinga
Thea Gutter
Jan Taco te Gussinklo

Keywords: medication adherence; epilepsy; medication monitoring; medication reminders; SMS.

Abstract:
A high level of medication adherence is important for people with refractory epilepsy. For most people, however, it is difficult to have their medication intakes as prescribed every day. In this study we investigated if Real Time Medication Monitoring (RTMM) with customized SMS-reminding had an effect on the adherence level of people with epilepsy. We found a higher adherence level for people receiving these customized SMS reminders, compared to monitored patients not receiving reminders. Additionally, they also feel more adherent, their seizure frequency or severity decreases and they experience a better overall health.

Pages: 162 to 167

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2013

Publication date: February 24, 2013

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4359

ISBN: 978-1-61208-252-3

Location: Nice, France

Dates: from February 24, 2013 to March 1, 2013

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