SMS Interventions


Downer SR, Meara JG, Da Costa AC, Sethuraman K. SMS text messaging improves outpatient attendance. Australian Health Review, 2006; 30(3):389-396.

Koshy E, Car J, Majeed A. Effectiveness of mobile-phone short message service (SMS) reminders for ophthalmology outpatient appointments: observational study. BMC Ophthalmology, 2008; 8:9.

Leong KC, Chen WS, Leong KW, Mastura I, Mimi O, Sheikh MA, Zailinawati AH, Ng CJ, Phua KL, Teng CL. The use of text messaging to improve attendance in primary care: a randomised controlled trial. Family Practice, 2006; 23:699-705.


Weitzel JA, Bernhardt JM, Usdan S, Mays D, Glanz K. Using wireless handheld computers and tailored text messaging to reduce negative consequences of drinking alcohol. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 2007;68:534-537.


Ostojic V, Cvoriscec B, Ostojic SB, Reznikoff D, Stipic-Markovic A, Tudjman Z. Improving asthma control through telemedicine: a study of short-message service. Telemedicine and e-Health, 2005; 11(1):28-35.


Ferrer-Roca O, Cãrdenas A, Diaz-Cardama A, Pulido P. Mobile phone text messaging in the management of diabetes. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 2004; 10(5):282-285. 

Franklin VL, Greene A, Waller A, Greene SA, Pagliari C. Patients’ engagement with “Sweet Talk” – a text messaging support system for young people with diabetes. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2008; 10(2):e20.

Franklin VL, Waller A, Pagliarit C, Greene SA. A randomized controlled trial of Sweet Talk, a text-messaging system to support young people with diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 2006; 23:1332-1338.

Kim HS, Jeong HS. A nurse short message service by cellular phone in type-2 diabetic patients for six months. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2007; 16(6):1082-1087.


Joo NS, Kim BT. Mobile phone short message service messaging for behavior modification in a community-based weight control programme in Korea. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 2007; 13(8):416-420.

Patrick K, Raab R, Adams MA, Dillon L, Zabinski M, Rock CL, Griswold WG, Norman GJ. A text message-based intervention for weight loss: Randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2009; 11(1):e1


Fjeldsoe BS, Miller YD, Marshall AL. MobileMums: A randomized controlled trial of an SMS-based physical activity intervention. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2010; 39:101-111.

Hurling R, Catt M, De Boni M, Fairley BW, Hurst T, Murray P, Richardson A, Sodhi JS. Using internet and mobile phone technology to deliver an automated physical activity program: Randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2007; 9(2):e7.


Aguilera A, Munoz RF. Text messaging as an adjunct to CBT in low-income populations: A usability and feasibility pilot study. Professional Psychology, Research and Practice, 2011; 42(6):472-478.

Cole-Lewis H, Kershaw T. Text messaging as a tool for behavior change in disease prevention and management. Epidemiologic Reviews, 2010; 32(1):56–69.

Depp CA, Mausbach B, Granholm E, Cardenas V, Ben-Zeev D, Patterson TL, Lebowitz BD, Jeste DV. Mobile interventions for severe mental illness: Design and preliminary data from three approaches. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 2010; 198:715-721.

Fogg BJ, Adler R (Eds.). Texting 4 Health. Stanford, California, Stanford Captology Media, 2009. Haller D, Sanci L, Sawyer S, Coffey C, Patton G. R U OK 2 TXT 4 RESEARCH?—feasibility of text message communication in primary care research. Australian Family Physician, 2006; 35(3):175-176.

Heron KE, Smyth JM. Ecological momentary interventions: Incorporating mobile technology into psychosocial and health behaviour treatments. British Journal of Health Psychology, 2010; 15(1):1-39.

Patrick K, Griswold WG, Raab F, Intille SS. Health and the mobile phone. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2008; 35(2):177-181.

Riley WT, Rivera DE, Atienza AA, Nilsen W, Allison SM, Mermelstein R. Health behavior models in the age of mobile interventions: Are our theories up to the task? Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2011; 1 (1): 53-71.

Shapiro JR, Bauer S. Use of SMS-based interventions to enhance CBT. In J. Bennett, H. Christensen, P. Farrand, K. Griffiths, D. Kavanagh, B. Klein, M. Lau, J. Proudfoot, D. Richards, J. White, C. Williams (Eds.), Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Wei J, Hollin I, Kachnowski S. A review of the use of mobile phone text messaging in clinical and healthy behaviour interventions. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 2011; 17:41-48.


Free C, Knight R, Robertson S, Whittaker R, Edwards P, Zhou W, Rodgers A, Cairns J, Kenward MG, Roberts I. Smoking cessation support delivered via mobile phone text messaging (txt2stop): a single-blind, randomised trial. Lancet, 2011; 378(9785):49-55.

Obermayer JL, Riley WT, Asif O, Jean-Mary J. College smoking-cessation using cell phone text messaging. Journal of American College Health, 2004; 53(2):71-78.

Rodgers A, Corbett T, Bramley D, Riddell T, Wills M, Lin R-B, Jones M. Do u smoke after txt? Results of a randomised trial of smoking cessation using mobile phone text messaging. Tobacco Control, 2005; 14:255-261.

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