Improving Adherence With Oral Contraceptives Using Daily Text Messaging Reminders
The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is increased oral contraceptive pill (OCP) adherence in women receiving daily text messaging reminders to take their OCP, compared to women who do not receive reminders. The investigators hypothesize that women who receive daily text messaging reminders to take their OCP will have increased pill adherence compared to women who do not receive reminders.
The investigators also hope to determine whether there is a difference in OCP adherence as measured by electronic monitoring device and wireless real-time data collection versus traditional patient pill diaries. The investigators hypothesize that electronic monitoring device and wireless real-time data collection will demonstrate lower adherence compared to traditional patient pill diaries.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
|Official Title:||Improving Adherence With Oral Contraceptives Using Daily Text Messaging Reminders|
- Average number of missed pills per cycle [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Rate of adherence as recorded by the electronic pill-dispensing device versus the rate of adherence as recorded by patient pill diaries [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Text messaging reminders
Behavioral: Text messaging reminders
Subjects in this arm will receive daily text message reminders once per day at the same time each day. Messages will remind the subject to take their oral contraceptive pill.
No Intervention: 2
No text messaging reminder
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215|
|Principal Investigator:||Jane Doe||Planned Parenthood|