Text And Email Alerts Welcomed By Older Patients

The study investigated ownership and use of email and mobile phone technologies in a sample of 112 patients with rheumatoid arthritis who were attending NHS clinics.

From this sample 73% of older patients had an email address and 93% owned a mobile phone. Those in the eldest category (over 65) also reported a high use of mobile phones with more than 63% stating they were “confident” at reading texts.

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