User experiences with a pilot text messaging intervention aimed to support patients with acute coronary syndrome after discharge ** WINNER OF THE CMDO AWARD OF MERIT FOR OUTSTANDING POSTER

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*Emily S Ross, BASc (Simon Fraser University); Kaitey Vincent, BA (Vancouver Coastal Health); Brodie M Sakakibara, PhD (University of British Columbia Okanagan); Martha Mackay, PhD, RN (University of British Columbia, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences); David GT Whitehurst, PhD (Simon Fraser University, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation); Joel Singer, PhD (University of British Columbia, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences); Mustafa Toma, MD (University of British Columbia, Providence Healthcare); Kitty Corbett, PhD (Simon Fraser University, University of Waterloo); Harriette Van Spall, MD, MPH (McMaster University, Population Health Research Institute); Kimberly Rutherford, MD, MSc (University of British Columbia); Bobby Gheorghiu, MHSc (Canada Health Infoway); Jillianne Code, PhD (University of British Columbia); Scott A Lear, PhD (Simon Fraser University, Providence Health Care).


  • Congratulations for the whole team and nice presentation Emily!! Really nice work. I would like to know if the text messages were developed considering the individuality of each participant? As messages were automated, I assume it was the same messages to all participants. Do you think this could be one of the reasons some of them felt like “common sense” suggestions?

    • Hi Ariany. Thanks for looking and for your comments! The messages were not personalized or tailored to participants except on two occasions where texts were tailored to participants’ reported smoking status. I do think that could definitely contribute to the ‘common sense’ sentiment and believe it would be worthwhile to explore how to tailor messages to individual participants’ needs. Thanks again!

      • Thanks for replying! I agree with you. And as a nice pilot intervention I am sure it raised some points that can be further explored. Congratulations again!

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