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Background: Health practitioners seek to leverage the ubiquity of the mobile phone to increase the impact and robustness of their interventions, particularly in resource-limited settings. However, data on the reliability of self-reported mobile phone access is minimal. Objective: We sought to ascertain the reliability of self-reported ownership of and access to mobile phones among a population of rural dwellers in north-central Nigeria. Methods: We contacted participants in a community-based HIV testing program by phone to determine actual as opposed to self-reported mobile phone access. ...(Please see full text for complete abstract)
Reliability; Phone ownership; Resource-limited setting; Cell phone use; Rural population; Developing countries; Self report; Nigeria; Telemedicine
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Menson, W. N.,
Olawepo, J. O.,
Gbadamosi, S. O.,
Nalda, N. F.,
Oko, J. O.,
Ezeanolue, E. E.
Reliability of Self-Reported Mobile Phone Ownership in Rural North-Central Nigeria: Cross-Sectional Study.
Journal of Medical Internet Research, 6(3),