Current Recruiting

Using text messages for self management of oral cancer tablets

This project is a collaboration between the Sansom Institute for Health Research at the University of South Australia and Canteen.

For patients who manage their own oral chemotherapy, it can be hard to remember to take their medication. Low adherence to chemotherapy can lead to poorer health outcomes for patients. In this study we are examining whether using a system to send text messages to personal mobile phones can help patients remember to take their medicine. First, we want to interview different people to see how they think a support like this could work.

You are eligible to take part in this project if you are:

  • Are taking oral cancer tablets or have taken them in the last three years
  • 16-64 years old
  • Live in South Australia
  • Own a mobile with internet access
  • Know how to read text messages
  • Can read and speak English

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a phone interview with the researcher. The phone call will be recorded and it is expected to last about 45 minutes.

This project has been approved by the Women’s & Children’s Health Network Human Research Ethics Committee (Executive Officer Mr Luke Fraser, Research Secretariat ph 8161 6521) and the University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee (Executive Officer ph 83023118, email: If you have any ethical concerns about the project, questions about your rights as a participant or you wish to lodge a complaint about either the study or the way it is being conducted please contact the Executive Officers.

If interested in taking part in this study please fill in the following questions.


For more information or to sign up please contact Mara Skrabal on 08 83022137 or