e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. Third International ICST Conference, AFRICOMM 2011, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 23-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Effect of Attitude towards SMS Technology and Its Applications on Blood Donation Behaviour

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_23,
        author={Harry Gombachika and Maganizo Monawe},
        title={Effect of Attitude towards SMS Technology and Its Applications on Blood Donation Behaviour},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. Third International ICST Conference, AFRICOMM 2011, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 23-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Short Message Service (SMS) Attitude towards SMS Technology Blood donation behaviour},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_23}
    }
    
  • Harry Gombachika
    Maganizo Monawe
    Year: 2012
    Effect of Attitude towards SMS Technology and Its Applications on Blood Donation Behaviour
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_23
Harry Gombachika1,*, Maganizo Monawe1,*
  • 1: University of Malawi
*Contact email: Hgombachika@gmail.com, mmonawe@gmail.com

Abstract

This paper assesses the effect of attitude towards SMS technology and SMS based reminders on blood donation behaviour through a survey using a self-administered questionnaire. Specifically, the study assesses the attitude towards SMS technology and content of SMS based reminders among blood donors of the Malawi Blood Transfusion Service. Furthermore, the paper assesses the relationship between attitude towards SMS technology and SMS based reminders on one hand and blood donation behaviour on the other.