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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047292/how-we-use-the-internet-matters-for-health-the-relationship-between-various-online-health-related-activities-and-preventive-dietary-behaviors
#1
Jiyoung Chae
This study identified specific types of online health-related activities that may promote preventive dietary behaviors. Two cycles (Cycles 1 and 3) of the Health Information National Trends Survey 4 were analyzed ( N = 2606 and 2284, respectively; Internet users only). Similar types of activities were grouped to create three types of online activities: information seeking, engagement in health information technology, and social media use. In both cycles, online health information seeking and the engagement in health information technology were positively associated with two dietary behaviors (fruit/vegetable consumption and using menu information on calories) but not with soda consumption...
October 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027512/challenges-associated-with-missing-data-in-electronic-health-records-a-case-study-of-a-risk-prediction-model-for-diabetes-using-data-from-slovenian-primary-care
#2
Gregor Stiglic, Primoz Kocbek, Nino Fijacko, Aziz Sheikh, Majda Pajnkihar
The increasing availability of data stored in electronic health records brings substantial opportunities for advancing patient care and population health. This is, however, fundamentally dependant on the completeness and quality of data in these electronic health records. We sought to use electronic health record data to populate a risk prediction model for identifying patients with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus. We, however, found substantial (up to 90%) amounts of missing data in some healthcare centres...
October 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992749/a-review-of-privacy-and-usability-issues-in-mobile-health-systems-role-of-external-factors
#3
Jane Katusiime, Niels Pinkwart
The increased penetration of mobile devices has created opportunities in the health sector and led to emerging of mobile health systems. As much as the mobile health systems have registered tremendous progress, they have been faced with privacy and usability issues. Due to the sensitivity of health information, there is an ethical need to equip mobile health systems with adequate privacy measures. However, these systems should also be useable by the intended users. Even though many researchers are working on solutions, the issues still persist...
October 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992744/physician-communication-via-internet-enabled-technology-a-systematic-review
#4
Neil G Barr, Glen E Randall, Norman P Archer, David M Musson
The use of Internet-enabled technology (information and communication technology such as smartphone applications) may enrich information exchange among providers and, consequently, improve health care delivery. The purpose of this systematic review was to gain a greater understanding of the role that Internet-enabled technology plays in enhancing communication among physicians. Studies were identified through a search in three electronic platforms: the Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library, ProQuest, and Web of Science...
October 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927331/the-effectiveness-of-various-robotic-technologies-in-assisting-older-adults
#5
Majid Shishehgar, Donald Kerr, Jacqueline Blake
There is concern about the expanding size of the ageing population and burgeoning care costs for older adults. Robotic technology could assist older adults. In this study, the effectiveness of the robotic technologies is evaluated. A systematic literature review was undertaken of peer-reviewed literature. An initial set of 8533 studies was evaluated for relevance; these were reduced to a final subset of 58 studies finally subjected to analysis. This study categorised the problems encountered by older adults, identified robot types deployed to overcome them and derived a subjective effectiveness score...
September 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927314/survivability-prediction-of-colon-cancer-patients-using-neural-networks
#6
Reda Al-Bahrani, Ankit Agrawal, Alok Choudhary
We utilize deep neural networks to develop prediction models for patient survival and conditional survival of colon cancer. Our models are trained and validated on data obtained from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program. We provide an online outcome calculator for 1, 2, and 5 years survival periods. We experimented with multiple neural network structures and found that a network with five hidden layers produces the best results for these data. Moreover, the online outcome calculator provides conditional survival of 1, 2, and 5 years after surviving the mentioned survival periods...
September 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847216/corrigendum
#7
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May CD and Fletcher R. The development and application of a protocol for the writing, assessing, and validating of a corpus of relationship-focused text messages for new and expecting fathers. Health Informatics Journal 2017; DOI: 10.1177/1460458217704249 The funding statement of this article was not wholly correct. The correct funding statement is given below. The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The research reported in this paper was funded by beyondblue with donations from the Movember Foundation...
August 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841810/promsbase-web-based-repository-portal-for-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-orthopaedics
#8
Oren Tirosh, Phong Tran, Jesse Renouf, Nicholas Pergaminelis, Christa Noelle Purdie, Andy Ho, Amy Gibbens
Patient-reported outcome measures lead to better communication and decision-making between clinicians and patients. Applying a web-based repository system for data collection was previously suggested, but such system is not available. This article introduces the development and implementation of a new web-based application, PROMsBase, in orthopaedics clinical practice. PROMsBase was developed using a web interface, allows access using both desktop and mobile devices. Between 2013 and 2016, a total of 3192 pre-surgery questionnaires were collected...
August 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825329/listen-before-you-leap-sri-lankan-health-professionals-perspectives-on-m-health
#9
Kyung Jung Han, Roma Subramanian, Glen T Cameron
Given the increasingly widespread use of mobile phones in the developing world, the application of this technology for healthcare (also referred to as m-health) has tremendous potential. However, there is a need for more research on factors that influence the sustainable and scalable adoption of m-health in developing countries. To fill this gap, in this study, drawing on the theory of diffusion of innovation, we conducted in-depth interviews with 29 health professionals in Sri Lanka to understand their views on the benefits and barriers to adopting m-health...
August 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820021/e-roster-policy-insights-and-implications-of-codifying-nurse-scheduling
#10
Robert G Drake
Following a decade of dissemination, particularly within the British National Health Service, electronic rostering systems were recently endorsed within the Carter Review. However, electronic rostering necessitates the formal codification of the roster process. This research investigates that codification through the lens of the 'Roster Policy', a formal document specifying the rules and procedures used to prepare staff rosters. This study is based upon analysis of 27 publicly available policies, each approved within a 4-year period from January 2010 to July 2014...
August 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820010/diagnosing-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-machine-learning
#11
Dimitris Spathis, Panayiotis Vlamos
This study examines the clinical decision support systems in healthcare, in particular about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases, such as Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The empirical pulmonology study of a representative sample (n = 132) attempts to identify the major factors that contribute to the diagnosis of these diseases. Machine learning results show that in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease's case, Random Forest classifier outperforms other techniques with 97...
August 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820007/a-12-week-pilot-study-of-acceptance-of-a-computer-based-chronic-disease-self-monitoring-system-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-or-hypertension
#12
Mian Yan, Calvin Or
This study tested a structural model examining the effects of perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control, health consciousness, and application-specific self-efficacy on the acceptance (i.e. behavioral intention and actual usage) of a computer-based chronic disease self-monitoring system among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and/or hypertension. The model was tested using partial least squares structural equation modeling, with 119 observations that were obtained by pooling data across three time points over a 12-week period...
August 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816091/mobile-three-dimensional-visualisation-technologies-for-clinician-led-fall-prevention-assessments
#13
Julian Hamm, Arthur G Money, Anita Atwal, Gheorghita Ghinea
The assistive equipment provision process is routinely carried out with patients to mitigate fall risk factors via the fitment of assistive equipment within the home. However, currently, over 50% of assistive equipment is abandoned by the patients due to poor fit between the patient and the assistive equipment. This paper explores clinician perceptions of an early stage three-dimensional measurement aid prototype, which provides enhanced assistive equipment provision process guidance to clinicians. Ten occupational therapists trialled the three-dimensional measurement aid prototype application; think-aloud and semi-structured interview data was collected...
August 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766402/context-aware-grading-of-quality-evidences-for-evidence-based-decision-making
#14
Muhammad Afzal, Maqbool Hussain, Robert Brian Haynes, Sungyoung Lee
Processing huge repository of medical literature for extracting relevant and high-quality evidences demands efficient evidence support methods. We aim at developing methods to automate the process of finding quality evidences from a plethora of literature documents and grade them according to the context (local condition). We propose a two-level methodology for quality recognition and grading of evidences. First, quality is recognized using quality recognition model; second, context-aware grading of evidences is accomplished...
August 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764600/women-s-expectations-and-experiences-regarding-e-health-treatment-a-systematic-review
#15
Carmen Verhoeks, Doreth Teunissen, Anke van der Stelt-Steenbergen, Antoine Lagro-Janssen
There is a gap in knowledge of women's perceptions of e-health treatment. This review aims to investigate women's expectations and experiences regarding e-health. A search was conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and PsycInfo in March 2016. We included articles published between 2000 and March 2016, reporting on e-health interventions. The initial search yielded 2987 articles. Eventually, 16 articles reporting on 16 studies were included. Barriers to e-health treatment were lower for women than barriers to face-to-face treatment, such as feelings of shame and time constraints...
August 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27271113/usability-evaluation-of-the-digital-anger-thermometer-app
#16
Donald C Mattson
The digital anger thermometer is a prototype for a mobile application (app) for use with adults in anger management treatment. The digital anger thermometer incorporates standards of software development in addition to anger management resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The digital anger thermometer underwent a usability study conducted by five expert reviewers. The results indicate that it is easy to learn, efficient, and ergonomically sound. However, it does not offer support features or user-error tolerance...
September 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27229730/ehealth-and-the-use-of-individually-tailored-information-a-systematic-review
#17
Nicholas Conway, Clare Webster, Blair Smith, Deborah Wake
Tailored messages are those that specifically target individuals following an assessment of their unique characteristics. This systematic review assesses the evidence regarding the effectiveness of tailoring within eHealth interventions aimed at chronic disease management. OVID Medline/Embase databases were searched for randomised control trials, controlled clinical, trials, before -after studies, and time series analyses from inception - May 2014. Objectively measured clinical processes/outcomes were considered...
September 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27146841/through-the-eyes-of-the-informationist-identifying-information-needs-of-the-breast-imaging-service-at-a-tertiary-medical-center-specializing-in-cancer
#18
Antonio P DeRosa, Donna S Gibson, Elizabeth A Morris
The information services offered by Embedded Librarians over the years have led to the more modern-and domain knowledge-specific-role of the Informationist. A 10-point questionnaire was developed and used to interview 12 attending physicians and three fellows chosen at random. The participants are either on the research track (n = 3) or the clinical track (n = 9). A two-part schematic was also created to capture more detailed feedback about the information needs and information-seeking behavior of clinicians regarding patient care (clinical) and research activities...
September 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27102887/knowledge-management-through-two-virtual-communities-of-practice-endobloc-and-pneumobloc
#19
Beatriz Lara, Francesca Cañas, Antonieta Vidal, Núria Nadal, Ferran Rius, Eugeni Paredes, Marta Hernández, Francisco J Maravall, Josep Franch-Nadal, Ferran Barbé, Dídac Mauricio
We developed two virtual communities of practice (Endobloc and Pneumobloc) to increase the interaction between general practitioners and nurses in primary care and hospital endocrinologists and pulmonologists. They were designed and developed using an existing web 2.0-based virtual network belonging to the local National Health System, and we quantitatively assessed the usefulness through the participation and use during the first 24 months after the launch in 2010. A total of 26,372 visits (47% Endobloc's visits) and 2351 contributions (Endobloc's contribution 38...
September 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27102886/identifying-the-readiness-of-patients-in-implementing-telemedicine-in-northern-louisiana-for-an-oncology-practice
#20
Varadraj Gurupur, Kruparaj Shettian, Peixin Xu, Scott Hines, Mitzi Desselles, Manish Dhawan, Thomas Th Wan, Amanda Raffenaud, Lindsey Anderson
This study identified the readiness factors that may create challenges in the use of telemedicine among patients in northern Louisiana with cancer. To identify these readiness factors, the team of investigators developed 19 survey questions that were provided to the patients or to their caregivers. The team collected responses from 147 respondents from rural and urban residential backgrounds. These responses were used to identify the individuals' readiness for utilising telemedicine through factor analysis, Cronbach's alpha reliability test, analysis of variance and ordinary least squares regression...
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