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 Further resources and reading material


Effect of Lifestyle-Focused Text Messaging on Risk Factor Modification in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Chow CK, Redfern J, Hillis GS, Thakkar J, Santo K, Hackett ML, Jan S, Graves N, de Keizer L, Barry T, Bompoint S, Stepien S, Whittaker R, Rodgers A, Thiagalingam A. JAMA. 2015 Sep 22-29;314(12):1255-63

The most impactful publications in 2015, Award from Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Council of the American Heart Association

Development of a set of mobile phone text messages designed for prevention of recurrent cardiovascular events. Redfern J, Thiagalingam A, Jan S, Whittaker R, Hackett ML, Mooney J, De Keizer L, Hillis GS, Chow CK. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2014 Apr;21(4):492-9.

Design and rationale of the tobacco, exercise and diet messages (TEXT ME) trial of a text message-based intervention for ongoing prevention of cardiovascular disease in people with coronary disease: a randomised controlled trial protocol. Chow CK, Redfern J, Thiagalingam A, Jan S, Whittaker R, Hackett M, Graves N, Mooney J, Hillis GS. BMJ Open. 2012 Jan 19.

Development of macaronic Hindi-English ‘Hinglish’ text message content for a coronary heart disease secondary prevention programme. Thakkar J, Karthikeyan G, Purohit G, Thakkar S, Sharma J, Verma S, Parakh N, Seth S, Mishra S, Yadav R, Singh S, Joshi R, Thiagalingam A, Chow CK, Redfern J. Heart Asia. 2016 Sep 30;8(2):32-38. eCollection 2016.
Patterns, predictors and effects of texting intervention on physical activity in CHD – insights from the TEXT ME randomized clinical trial. Thakkar J, Redfern J, Thiagalingam A, Chow CK. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2016 Aug 10.
Mobile Telephone Text Messaging for Medication Adherence in Chronic Disease: A Meta-analysis. Thakkar J, Kurup R, Laba TL, Santo K, Thiagalingam A, Rodgers A, Woodward M, Redfern J, Chow CK. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Mar;176(3):340-9.

mHealth in Cardiovascular Health Care. Chow CK, Ariyarathna N, Islam S, Thiagalingam A, Redfern J.  Heart Lung Circ 2016. Epub 11 May 2016.

Lost in translation: the gap between what we know and what we do about cardiovascular disease. Chow CK, Rodgers A. Med J Aust. 2016 May 2;204(8):291-2.

Factors influencing engagement, perceived usefulness and behavioral mechanisms associated with a text message support program. Redfern J. Santo K, Coorey G, Thakkar J, Hackett M, Thiagalingam A, Chow CK. PLOS ONE 2016, In Press, accepted 20th September 2016


NSW Health TRGS (Translational Research Grant Scheme), “SupportMe: Text messaging support for patients with chronic disease”,  2 years start July 2016.

NHMRC Project grant APP1042290 “TEXTMEDS- TEXT messages to improve MEDication adherence & Secondary prevention.”  3 years start Jan 2013.

NHF CVRN Grant, “Technological support for patients with cardiovascular disease via integrated text messaging.”  3 year start Jan 2016.

Heart Foundation Grant in Aid Award reference no. G 10S 5110, “TEXT ME”. Start 2011 for 2 years.

BUPA Foundation grant, Awarded over 2.5 years to start late 2011, “TEXT ME”.

TEXTME in the media

“It is likely that this relatively low-tech but high touch means of communicating the daily steps that must be taken for long-term behavior change can be used across both prevention and chronic disease management efforts.”


Dr. Zubin Eapen

Reuters health

“What it takes to win the Google Impact Challenge – when Hugh
Jackman isn’t on your side”

Melissa Sweet


“Receiving regular text messages about healthy living can help people who have had a heart attack significantly reduce their chances of having a second one”


Sophie Scott

ABC News

“Well-conducted randomized clinical trials like TEXT ME demonstrate that mobile health interventions, even simple ones, can influence patient behaviors and improved risk profiles in the short term,” However, they add that it also shows that more work needs to be done.


Zubin Eapen and Eric Peterson


SMS helps heart attack survivors heed health message


Amy Corderoy

Sydney Morning Herald

“Text patients on healthy habits”


Lisa Ward

Wall Street Journal

“Simple steps key to heart disease prevention ”


Clara Chow

Sydney Morning Herald