Journal article

Preferences of Underserved Chilean Women on a Mobile Technology Intervention for Cervical Cancer Screening: Qualitative Study

Mauricio Soto, Javiera Martinez-Gutierrez, McKenzie Momany, Daniel Capurro, Francis Ciampi Spode, Emilia Cea, Tania Mergudich, Klaus Puschel

JMIR mHealth and uHealth | JMIR Publications Inc. | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: In Chile and Latin America, cervical cancer disproportionately affects women of low socioeconomic status. Mobile technology (mobile health, mHealth) may be able to address this disparity by targeting women in underserved populations. However, there is a lack of information regarding barriers to the implementation of mHealth interventions in underserved populations. Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the use of cell phones and text messaging (short message service, SMS) in Latina women from disadvantaged communities to design an mHealth intervention for improving cervical cancer screening rates. Methods: We conducted 9 focus groups among women aged 25-64..

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