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A scoping review of mHealth use in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-01T16:15:43Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-01T16:15:43Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16041
dc.description.abstract This scoping review synthesises evidence on mHealth in South Africa specifically related to the use and application of mobile technology, the population groups targeted, and the health outcomes measured. Three scholarly databases were searched, data was extracted using standard scoping review methods. Of 287 peer-reviewed articles, 36 articles meeting inclusion criteria were analysed. Mobile applications and short-messaging services were the primary technologies employed by mHealth interventions which increasingly incorporates bi-directional communication. Published research has increased since 2016 with the majority of studies carried out in three provinces, the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and Gauteng. This paper provides an overview of mHealth in South Africa with recommendations for mHealth integration into private and public healthcare. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject TECHNOLOGY en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject MHEALTH en
dc.subject HEALTH RESEARCH en
dc.title A scoping review of mHealth use in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume April en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.SourceTitle Development Southern Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.Author 0, 0 en
dc.SourceTitle.Author Mkhhize, M. en
dc.SourceTitle.Author 0, 0 en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11990 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 11142 en
dc.bibliographictitle Van der Pol, N., Ntinga, X., Mkhize, M. & Van Heerden, A. (2021) A scoping review of mHealth use in South Africa. <i>Development Southern Africa</i>. April:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Van der Pol, N. en
dc.contributor.author2 Ntinga, X. en
dc.contributor.author3 Mkhize, M. en
dc.contributor.author4 Van Heerden, A. en

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