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Table 2 Respondents’ attitudes towards SMS reminders for childhood immunization appointments, Kadoma City, Zimbabwe, 2013

From: Effectiveness of short message services reminder on childhood immunization programme in Kadoma, Zimbabwe - a randomized controlled trial, 2013

Variable Intervention Control p-value
n = 152(%) n = 152(%)
Willing to receive SMS reminders about child’s immunization- Yes 152(100) 152(100) -
Preferred language for Immunization SMS reminder- Shona 152(100) 152(100)  
Preferred time of SMS reminder    
 A day before appointment 98(64.5) 102(67.1) 0.8
 Three days before appointment 42(27.6) 47(30.9) 0.6
 A week before appointment 6(3.9) 1(0.7) 0.1
 Other 6(3.9) 2(1.3) 0.1
Perception of benefit expected to be received via SMS    
 Very beneficial 141(92.8) 148(97.4) 0.1
 Somewhat beneficial 2(1.3) 1(0.7) 0.6
 Not beneficial 6(3.9) 1(0.7) 0.1
 Indifferent 3(2.0) 2(1.3) 0.7