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Preferences for the format of text messages containing results of online screening for sexually transmitted infections: a service evaluation

Preferences for the format of text messages containing results of online screening for sexually transmitted infections: a service evaluation
Preferences for the format of text messages containing results of online screening for sexually transmitted infections: a service evaluation

We conducted an online survey to examine the preferences for receiving a text message with results of a test for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as part of online self-sampling service at Solent NHS Trust. Findings showed that if all tests were negative, participants would prefer to receive one text message. However, in the event of a positive result, a large majority (86%) would prefer to receive a separate text with the name of the STI for which the test was positive. Similarly, three-quarters (74%) of participants would prefer to receive multiple texts indicating which test was inconclusive and required an additional sample. The results of this survey support a change of practice to sending multiple text messages with the results of online self-sampling that include the names of STIs.

eHealth, mHealth, online testing, Screening, self-sampling
0956-4624
Nadarzynski, Tom
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Scholfield, Clare
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Symonds, Ynez
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Graham, Cynthia
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Kidsley, Sally
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Graham, Cynthia
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Nadarzynski, Tom, Scholfield, Clare, Symonds, Ynez, Graham, Cynthia and Kidsley, Sally (2018) Preferences for the format of text messages containing results of online screening for sexually transmitted infections: a service evaluation. International Journal of STD and AIDS. (doi:10.1177/0956462418765274).

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Abstract

We conducted an online survey to examine the preferences for receiving a text message with results of a test for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as part of online self-sampling service at Solent NHS Trust. Findings showed that if all tests were negative, participants would prefer to receive one text message. However, in the event of a positive result, a large majority (86%) would prefer to receive a separate text with the name of the STI for which the test was positive. Similarly, three-quarters (74%) of participants would prefer to receive multiple texts indicating which test was inconclusive and required an additional sample. The results of this survey support a change of practice to sending multiple text messages with the results of online self-sampling that include the names of STIs.

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Accepted/In Press date: 21 February 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 13 April 2018
Keywords: eHealth, mHealth, online testing, Screening, self-sampling

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Local EPrints ID: 420466
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/420466
ISSN: 0956-4624
PURE UUID: a3c5623d-11f8-4565-851d-9da729d051fe
ORCID for Cynthia Graham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7884-599X

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Date deposited: 08 May 2018 16:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 02:00

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