Open Access Study protocol

The effectiveness of text messages support for diabetes self-management: protocol of the TEXT4DSM study in the democratic Republic of Congo, Cambodia and the Philippines

Josefien van Olmen12*, Grace Marie Ku13, Maurits van Pelt4, Jean Clovis Kalobu5, Heang Hen4, Christian Darras6, Kristien Van Acker7, Balthazar Villaraza3, Francois Schellevis8 and Guy Kegels1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Brussels, Antwerp, Belgium

2 Department of General Practice & Elderly Care Medicine, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The netherlands

3 Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Quezon, Philippines

4 MoPoTsyo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

5 Memisa, Kinshasa, DR Congo

6 Memisa, Brussels, Belgium

7 Diabetologist, working at Algemeen ziekenhuis Heilige Familie, Reet & Centre de Santé des Fagnes, Chimay, Belgium

8 NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research), Utrecht, Netherlands & Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine/EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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BMC Public Health 2013, 13:423  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-423

Published: 1 May 2013

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Additional file 1:

Webannex 1. Patient Questionnaire.

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