Using mobile phones for adolescent research in low and middle income countries: preliminary findings from the Birth to Twenty cohort, South Africa

SOURCE: Journal of Adolescent Health
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.C.Van Heerden, S.A.Norris, L.M.Richter
KEYWORDS: DATA COLLECTION, MOBILE PHONES
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6287
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/4325

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Abstract

Mobile phones enable engagement with adolescents through a familiar medium. Survey data are presented from 2,023 South African adolescents who were asked about phone ownership, usage, and their willingness to divulge sensitive information in short message service surveys. Barriers to participation are addressed as are recommendations for follow-up research.