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mHealth text and voice communication for monitoring people with chronic diseases in low-resource settings: a realist review
  1. Jocelyn Anstey Watkins1,
  2. Jane Goudge2,
  3. Francesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé3,
  4. Caroline Huxley1,
  5. Katherine Dodd1,
  6. Frances Griffiths1,2
  1. 1 Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  2. 2 Centre for Health Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  3. 3 MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jocelyn Anstey Watkins; jotawatkins{at}gmail.com

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  • Handling editor Valery Ridde

  • Contributors JAW led the review, the analysis and drafted the paper with support throughout from FG, who also helped define the scope of the review. CH assisted with methodological expertise at the start of the review. JG and FXG-O read various iterations during the review process, giving guidance and advice. KD quality checked the extracted data. All authors provided feedback on the drafts and read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This review contributed to a PhD thesis called ‘The Vutivi study’ (http://webcat.warwick.ac.uk/record=b3045268~S1), fully funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC ES/J500203/1). GE Healthcare Ltd. contributed funding towards research fieldwork costs for the Vutivi Study and played no role in shaping the research for the PhD.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement All data will be made available on request.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Valery Ridde

  • Contributors JAW led the review, the analysis and drafted the paper with support throughout from FG, who also helped define the scope of the review. CH assisted with methodological expertise at the start of the review. JG and FXG-O read various iterations during the review process, giving guidance and advice. KD quality checked the extracted data. All authors provided feedback on the drafts and read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This review contributed to a PhD thesis called ‘The Vutivi study’ (http://webcat.warwick.ac.uk/record=b3045268~S1), fully funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC ES/J500203/1). GE Healthcare Ltd. contributed funding towards research fieldwork costs for the Vutivi Study and played no role in shaping the research for the PhD.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement All data will be made available on request.

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