TAHLC − Texting for Adolescent Health Liaisons and Communication
The TAHLC study (or also known as MD2Me), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, evaluated technology-based intervention on health-related self-efficacy and frequency of adolescent-conducted healthcare interactions. Participants were randomized to an intervention group or a comparison (control) group. Participants in the intervention received a web and cell phone based intervention consisting of tools and tips to increase self-efficacy, communication, self-monitoring, goal setting, medication adherence, and confidence in the self management of their chronic disease. Participants had access to a set of HELP questions that assessed their disease status and based on their responses, their clinical team received an email or a page that was sent to the doctor-on-call.