Computational protocol: Using no-cost mobile phone reminders to improve attendance for HIV test results: a pilot study in rural Swaziland

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[…] Data collection was conducted using the routine registers by hospital staff and anonymised data was entered into an electronic database. The distance travelled to the clinic was calculated based on the patient’s physical address using the TomTom Route Planner and consensus from two local motorcycle adherence officers with a good knowledge of the locality.Separate analyses were undertaken for those who had mobile phones (per protocol) and all those attending the department before and after, regardless of whether they had a mobile phone or not (intention to treat). The baseline characteristics of those with mobile phones before and after were compared for differences using the Chi-Squared Test and Independent Samples T-Test, as appropriate. The proportion of patients returning to collect CD4 results was compared in the before and after groups, including confidence intervals (CI) around the rates and a Chi-Squared Test for independence. Multiple logistic regression was conducted for the primary outcome to adjust for confounding. The mean time to collect CD4, as well as CI around the mean, were calculated. Analysis was undertaken using SPSS Statistics Version 19 software and Microsoft Excel. […]

Pipeline specifications

Software tools Tomtom, SPSS
Applications Miscellaneous, ChIP-seq analysis
Organisms Homo sapiens
Diseases HIV Infections