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Table 2 Scheduling of SMS reminders for the SMS-RES-MAL trial

From: Development of a text-messaging intervention to improve treatment adherence and post-treatment review of children with uncomplicated malaria in western Kenya

Message reminder Timing Day of sending
AL dose 2a 8 h after first dose Day 0
AL dose 3 8.00 am Day 1
AL dose 4 8.00 pm Day 1
AL dose 5 8.00 am Day 2
AL dose 6 8.00 pm Day 2
Day 3 post-treatment review visit 8.30 pm Day 2
8.00 am Day 3
Unscheduled visit prompts 8.00 am Day 7
8.00 am Day 14
8.00 am Day 21
Day 28 post-treatment review 6.30 pm Day 27
8.00 am Day 28
  1. aAL dose one is given at the health facility, directly observed by the health workers as per national guidelines.