MyVoice- Real-time Text Message Poll of Youth in America

Project ID: 736

Cube proposed by: Tammy Chang

Unit: Medicine

Cycle: MCubed 2.0

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About this project: 
There is a critical need to understand the opinions and needs of adolescents regarding issues that affect them. Until interventions and policies are tailored to meet adolescents’ needs, they will continue to experience worse health and social outcomes. Thoughts and beliefs of adolescents are difficult to illicit through traditional surveys and interviews because they often have difficulty verbalizing their beliefs due to their ongoing cognitive, social, and emotional development, and limited health literacy. We will use text messaging, a platform used by nearly all teens, to ask weekly open-ended and multiple-choice questions to allow adolescents to ‘speak’ to researchers in real-time using a method they are familiar with.