Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Text messaging reduces cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI in heart disea

Posted by @DanHinmon, Nov 4, 2015

A relatively large randomized control trial in Australia has shown that a text messaging program can improve not only health behaviors, but actually affect health outcomes.

The 2-year study of 710 patients with coronary heart disease, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that six months of a text messaging intervention produced significant reduction in cholesterol, blood pressure, and BMI and participants were also exercising more and smoking less.

Are you using text messaging to influence the behavior or health of your patients?

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