Table 1.

Text Message Responses by Month Message Was Sent

Response TypePercent with Response Type
Month 1N = 15/28* sent text message
    Yes40.0
    No40.0
        Other response (“Who is this for?” “I already had the above text done prior to seeing Dr. XXXXX in early March of this year.” “.”)20.0
Month 2N = 7/21 sent text message
    Yes42.9
    No28.6
        Other response (“I also need to get a PSA test for [another provider]. I will wait and coordinate into one lab visit.” “Already had one!”)28.6
Month 3N = 6/16 sent text message
    Yes16.7
    No83.3
        Other response0.0
  • * Three intervention group patients were excluded from this table: 1 who asked to receive no further text messages, and 2 with duplicate numbers identified after the first text message.