Journal article

Telephone call reminders did not increase screening uptake more than SMS reminders: a recruitment study within a trial

Karen Bracken, Anthony Keech, Wendy Hague, Adrienne Kirby, Kristy P Robledo, Carolyn Allan, Ann Conway, Mark Daniel, Val Gebski, Mathis Grossmann, David J Handelsman, Warrick Inder, Alicia Jenkins, Robert McLachlan, Bronwyn Stuckey, Bu B Yeap, Gary Wittert

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare the response rates and costs of phone call vs. short message service (SMS) screening reminders to prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT) participants. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: This study was a randomized evaluation within a large Australian diabetes prevention RCT. Participants were men aged 50-74 years, overweight or obese, without a previous type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Those eligible on a prescreening questionnaire who did not attend a further screening assessment within 4 weeks were randomized to receive an SMS or phone call reminder (N = 709). The primary outcome was attendance for further screening assessment within 8 weeks of presc..

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