mSalUV

Un nuevo sistema de mensajería móvil para el control de la diabetes en México

Translated title of the contribution: mSalUV: A new mobile messaging system for diabetes control in Mexico

Néstor Iván Cabrera Mendoza, Pedro Pablo Castro Enriquez, Verónica Patricia Demeneghi Marini, Luis Fernandez, Jaime Morales Romero, Luis Sainz Vazquez, María Cristina Ortiz León

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Abstract

Objective. Design and develop a mobile messaging system called mSalUV, which reminds patients with type 2 diabetes about taking their medication and attending appointments and promotes healthy lifestyles, and explore patient opinion regarding use of the system.

Methods. The study had three stages: 1) design and development of mSalUV; 2) design and development of text messages; and 3) exploration of patient opinion regarding use of mSalUV.

Results. The mSalUV system was created and around 40 text messages were designed. A total of 1 850 messages were sent during the 45 day intervention. Patients thought that mSalUV helped them to treat their disease and that it was easy to use, they were inclined to continue using the system in the future, and people close to them (family members and support networks) supported them using it. Furthermore, they perceived the system as "someone that cared about them."

Conclusions. The results suggest that a system such as mSalUV would be well accepted by its potential users; in this case, people with type 2 diabetes. This presents a very interesting scenario that will enable taking advantage of new technologies for health. Further research is needed to evaluate the system's efficiency and effectiveness.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)371-377
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health
Volume35
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
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Appointments and Schedules
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Keywords

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Health information systems
  • Mexico
  • Mobile applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Cabrera Mendoza, N. I., Castro Enriquez, P. P., Demeneghi Marini, V. P., Fernandez, L., Morales Romero, J., Sainz Vazquez, L., & Ortiz León, M. C. (2014). mSalUV: Un nuevo sistema de mensajería móvil para el control de la diabetes en México. Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health, 35(5-6), 371-377.

mSalUV : Un nuevo sistema de mensajería móvil para el control de la diabetes en México. / Cabrera Mendoza, Néstor Iván; Castro Enriquez, Pedro Pablo; Demeneghi Marini, Verónica Patricia; Fernandez, Luis; Morales Romero, Jaime; Sainz Vazquez, Luis; Ortiz León, María Cristina.

In: Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 35, No. 5-6, 01.05.2014, p. 371-377.

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Cabrera Mendoza, NI, Castro Enriquez, PP, Demeneghi Marini, VP, Fernandez, L, Morales Romero, J, Sainz Vazquez, L & Ortiz León, MC 2014, 'mSalUV: Un nuevo sistema de mensajería móvil para el control de la diabetes en México', Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health, vol. 35, no. 5-6, pp. 371-377.
Cabrera Mendoza NI, Castro Enriquez PP, Demeneghi Marini VP, Fernandez L, Morales Romero J, Sainz Vazquez L et al. mSalUV: Un nuevo sistema de mensajería móvil para el control de la diabetes en México. Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health. 2014 May 1;35(5-6):371-377.
Cabrera Mendoza, Néstor Iván ; Castro Enriquez, Pedro Pablo ; Demeneghi Marini, Verónica Patricia ; Fernandez, Luis ; Morales Romero, Jaime ; Sainz Vazquez, Luis ; Ortiz León, María Cristina. / mSalUV : Un nuevo sistema de mensajería móvil para el control de la diabetes en México. In: Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health. 2014 ; Vol. 35, No. 5-6. pp. 371-377.
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