Individuals in cognitive behavioral therapy receive real-time support between therapy sessions by accessing mobile phone applications that prompt them to assess their mood and allow access to self-directed exercises that encourage cognitive reappraisal and physical relaxation. Users of the program report greater self-awareness and mood awareness, improvements in coping skills and mood patterns, and reductions in negative emotions such as anger, sadness, and anxiety.
Regular reminders via text message enhance adherence to medication regimens and reduce risk of organ rejection in pediatric liver transplant patients.
SexInfo provided free basic information and referrals for inperson health consultations to at-risk youth in San Francisco via an opt-in text-messaging service.
A Medicaid managed care organization uses cell phone text messaging to remind members with type 2 diabetes to get regular blood glucose testing, leading to a significant increase in the percentage of members receiving tests on a regular basis.
Patients with chronic illnesses communicate with and receive real-time feedback from providers on at least a daily basis using customized mobile phone software, leading to better adherence, increased peak flow assessments, and fewer emergency department visits and missed school days.