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ISSN: 2047-7031  
Volume  9   Issue 03  2019  
Article Abstract
Assessing Acceptability of mHealth Based Behavioral Interventions on Diabetic Patients: Evidence from Bangladesh
Keywords:  mHealth, Diabetes, Acceptability, Bangladesh
Md. Abdul Kaium , Yukun Bao Ph.D. & Mohammad Zahedul Alam
Diabetes is a chronic disease among the general population of Bangladesh with exponential progress throughout the most recent years. mHealth can be a proficient method to help curb this rise and improve the quality of life of patients like developed countries. The purpose of this pilot study is to assess the acceptability of mHealth services among diabetic patients in Bangladesh. Data were collected from 75 valid participants from Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM), using a non-probability convenient sampling. A face to face survey was conducted for each participant. Data were analyzed using SPSS 22.0. Results found a significant number of participants preferred receiving phone calls (85%, p=.014) rather than SMS (15%) reminders for mHealth interventions. 73.33% of the participants even agreed to take part in such cash incentive intervention. The findings will provide useful information for the mHealth providers and policy makers.
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