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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449201/peer-coaching-through-mhealth-targeting-physical-activity-in-people-with-parkinson-disease-feasibility-study
#1
Cristina Colón-Semenza, Nancy K Latham, Lisa M Quintiliani, Terry D Ellis
BACKGROUND: Long-term engagement in exercise and physical activity mitigates the progression of disability and increases quality of life in people with Parkinson disease (PD). Despite this, the vast majority of individuals with PD are sedentary. There is a critical need for a feasible, safe, acceptable, and effective method to assist those with PD to engage in active lifestyles. Peer coaching through mobile health (mHealth) may be a viable approach. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop a PD-specific peer coach training program and a remote peer-mentored walking program using mHealth technology with the goal of increasing physical activity in persons with PD...
February 15, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439946/mobile-phone-apps-for-behavioral-interventions-for-at-risk-drinkers-in-australia-literature-review
#2
REVIEW
Carol C Choo, André A D Burton
BACKGROUND: The mobile technology era has ushered in the use of mobile phone apps for behavioral intervention for at-risk drinkers. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to review recent research relevant to mobile phone apps that can be used for behavioral intervention for at-risk drinkers in Australia. METHODS: The inclusion criteria for this review were articles published in peer-reviewed journals from 2001 to 2017 with use of the search terms "smartphone application," "alcohol," "substance," "behavioural intervention," "electronic health," and "mobile health...
February 13, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439944/digital-peer-support-platform-7cups-as-an-adjunct-treatment-for-women-with-postpartum-depression-feasibility-acceptability-and-preliminary-efficacy-study
#3
Amit Baumel, Amanda Tinkelman, Nandita Mathur, John M Kane
BACKGROUND: Peer support is considered to be an important framework of support for mothers experiencing postpartum depression (PPD); however, some barriers exist that may limit its use including peer availability and mothers' lack of time due to child care. OBJECTIVE: This non-randomized study was designed to examine the feasibility, acceptance, and preliminary clinical outcomes of using 7 Cups of Tea (7Cups), a digital platform that delivers self-help tools and 24/7 emotional support delivered by trained volunteers, as an adjunct treatment for mothers diagnosed with PPD...
February 13, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426816/feasibility-and-efficacy-of%C3%A2-a-parent-focused-text-message-delivered-intervention-to%C3%A2-reduce-sedentary-behavior-in-2-to-4-year-old-children-mini-movers-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
Katherine L Downing, Jo Salmon, Trina Hinkley, Jill A Hnatiuk, Kylie D Hesketh
BACKGROUND: Despite public health guidelines to limit sedentary behavior, many young children spend large amounts of time sedentary (eg, screen and sitting time) during waking hours. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to test the feasibility and efficacy of a parent-focused, predominantly text message-delivered intervention to support parents to reduce the amount of time their children spend in sedentary behavior. METHODS: Mini Movers was a pilot randomized controlled trial delivered to parents of 2- to 4-year-old children in Melbourne, Australia...
February 9, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426814/exploring-the-specific-needs-of-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis-for-mhealth-solutions-for-physical-activity-mixed-methods-study
#5
Guido Giunti, Jan Kool, Octavio Rivera Romero, Enrique Dorronzoro Zubiete
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the world's most common neurologic disorders, with symptoms such as fatigue, cognitive problems, and issues with mobility. Evidence suggests that physical activity (PA) helps people with MS reduce fatigue and improve quality of life. The use of mobile technologies for health has grown in recent years with little involvement from relevant stakeholders. User-centered design (UCD) is a design philosophy with the goal of creating solutions specific to the needs and tasks of the intended users...
February 9, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402761/patterns-of-fitbit-use-and-activity-levels-throughout-a-physical-activity-intervention-exploratory-analysis-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Sheri J Hartman, Sandahl H Nelson, Lauren S Weiner
BACKGROUND: There has been a rapid increase in the use of technology-based activity trackers to promote behavior change. However, little is known about how individuals use these trackers on a day-to-day basis or how tracker use relates to increasing physical activity. OBJECTIVE: The aims were to use minute level data collected from a Fitbit tracker throughout a physical activity intervention to examine patterns of Fitbit use and activity and their relationships with success in the intervention based on ActiGraph-measured moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA)...
February 5, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396389/mobile-diabetes-intervention-study-of-patient-engagement-and-impact-on-blood-glucose-mixed-methods-analysis
#7
Charlene Connolly Quinn, Erin C Butler, Krystal K Swasey, Michelle D Shardell, Michael D Terrin, Erik A Barr, Ann L Gruber-Baldini
BACKGROUND: Successful treatment of diabetes includes patient self-management behaviors to prevent or delay complications and comorbid diseases. On the basis of findings from large clinical trials and professional guidelines, diabetes education programs and health providers prescribe daily regimens of glucose monitoring, healthy eating, stress management, medication adherence, and physical activity. Consistent, long-term commitment to regimens is challenging. Mobile health is increasingly being used to assist patients with lifestyle changes and self-management behaviors between provider visits...
February 2, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391342/activity-monitors-as-support-for-older-persons-physical-activity-in-daily-life-qualitative-study-of-the-users-experiences
#8
Maria Ehn, Lennie Carlén Eriksson, Nina Åkerberg, Ann-Christin Johansson
BACKGROUND: Falls are a major threat to the health and independence of seniors. Regular physical activity (PA) can prevent 40% of all fall injuries. The challenge is to motivate and support seniors to be physically active. Persuasive systems can constitute valuable support for persons aiming at establishing and maintaining healthy habits. However, these systems need to support effective behavior change techniques (BCTs) for increasing older adults' PA and meet the senior users' requirements and preferences...
February 1, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386171/a-wearable-sensor-based-exercise-biofeedback-system-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-formulift
#9
Martin Aidan O'Reilly, Patrick Slevin, Tomas Ward, Brian Caulfield
BACKGROUND: Formulift is a newly developed mobile health (mHealth) app that connects to a single inertial measurement unit (IMU) worn on the left thigh. The IMU captures users' movements as they exercise, and the app analyzes the data to count repetitions in real time and classify users' exercise technique. The app also offers feedback and guidance to users on exercising safely and effectively. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the Formulift system with three different and realistic types of potential users (beginner gym-goers, experienced gym-goers, and qualified strength and conditioning [S&C] coaches) under a number of categories: (1) usability, (2) functionality, (3) the perceived impact of the system, and (4) the subjective quality of the system...
January 31, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382632/a-smartphone-app-blueice-for-young-people-who-self-harm-open-phase-1-pre-post-trial
#10
Paul Stallard, Joanna Porter, Rebecca Grist
BACKGROUND: Recent years have seen a significant increase in the availability of smartphone apps for mental health problems. Despite their proliferation, few apps have been specifically developed for young people, and almost none have been subject to any form of evaluation. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to undertake a preliminary evaluation of a smartphone app (BlueIce), coproduced with young people and designed to help young people manage distress and urges to self-harm...
January 30, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382625/smartphone-app-based-assessment-of-gait-during-normal-and-dual-task-walking-demonstration-of-validity-and-reliability
#11
Brad Manor, Wanting Yu, Hao Zhu, Rachel Harrison, On-Yee Lo, Lewis Lipsitz, Thomas Travison, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Junhong Zhou
BACKGROUND: Walking is a complex cognitive motor task that is commonly completed while performing another task such as talking or making decisions. Gait assessments performed under normal and "dual-task" walking conditions thus provide important insights into health. Such assessments, however, are limited primarily to laboratory-based settings. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to create and test a smartphone-based assessment of normal and dual-task walking for use in nonlaboratory settings...
January 30, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382623/improving-refill-adherence-in-medicare-patients-with-tailored-and-interactive-mobile-text-messaging-pilot-study
#12
Rena Brar Prayaga, Erwin W Jeong, Erin Feger, Harmony K Noble, Magdalen Kmiec, Ram S Prayaga
BACKGROUND: Nonadherence is a major concern in the management of chronic conditions such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes where patients may discontinue or interrupt their medication for a variety of reasons. Text message reminders have been used to improve adherence. However, few programs or studies have explored the benefits of text messaging with older populations and at scale. In this paper, we present a program design using tailored and interactive text messaging to improve refill rates of partially adherent or nonadherent Medicare members of a large integrated health plan...
January 30, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374000/a-breastfeed-promoting-mobile-app-intervention-usability-and-usefulness-study
#13
Chih-Jau Wang, Pimwadee Chaovalit, Suporn Pongnumkul
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding is proven to have lasting health benefits for both mothers and infants; however, 6-month exclusive breastfeeding rate remains below 20% in Thailand. Although the number of research literature and commercial apps for breastfeeding women is significantly growing, they are country-specific and restricted to English-speaking users. There exists a major knowledge gap on how mobile health apps could support breastfeeding in Thailand. To address these gaps, MoomMae has been developed with the intention to support Thai women in breastfeeding outside of their homes and in keeping their feeding records...
January 26, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371178/using-mobile-health-intervention-to-improve-secondary-prevention-of-coronary-heart-diseases-in-china-mixed-methods-feasibility-study
#14
Shu Chen, Enying Gong, Dhruv S Kazi, Ann B Gates, Rong Bai, Hua Fu, Weixia Peng, Ginny De La Cruz, Lei Chen, Xianxia Liu, Qingjie Su, Nicolas Girerd, Kamilu M Karaye, Khalid F Alhabib, Lijing L Yan, J D Schwalm
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of cardiovascular mortality worldwide, yet implementation of evidence-based strategies for secondary prevention remains suboptimal. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility, specifically the usability and acceptability, and estimate the preliminary effectiveness of a mobile health (mHealth) intervention targeting both physicians and patients to improve adherence to evidence-based medications and lifestyle modifications...
January 25, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371177/evaluating-machine-learning-based-automated-personalized-daily-step-goals-delivered-through-a-mobile-phone-app-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Mo Zhou, Yoshimi Fukuoka, Yonatan Mintz, Ken Goldberg, Philip Kaminsky, Elena Flowers, Anil Aswani
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence shows that fixed, nonpersonalized daily step goals can discourage individuals, resulting in unchanged or even reduced physical activity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) was to evaluate the efficacy of an automated mobile phone-based personalized and adaptive goal-setting intervention using machine learning as compared with an active control with steady daily step goals of 10,000. METHODS: In this 10-week RCT, 64 participants were recruited via email announcements and were required to attend an initial in-person session...
January 25, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362211/prevalence-of-health-app-use-among-older-adults-in-germany-national-survey
#16
Peter Rasche, Matthias Wille, Christina Bröhl, Sabine Theis, Katharina Schäfer, Matthias Knobe, Alexander Mertens
BACKGROUND: Health apps are increasingly becoming an integral part of health care. Especially in older adults, the self-management of chronic diseases by health apps might become an integral part of health care services. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this explorative study was to investigate the prevalence of health app use and related demographic factors, as well as health status among older adults in Germany. METHODS: A nationwide postal survey was conducted...
January 23, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362210/concussion-assessment-with-smartglasses-validation-study-of-balance-measurement-toward-a-lightweight-multimodal-field-ready-platform
#17
Joseph P Salisbury, Neha U Keshav, Anthony D Sossong, Ned T Sahin
BACKGROUND: Lightweight and portable devices that objectively measure concussion-related impairments could improve injury detection and critical decision-making in contact sports and the military, where brain injuries commonly occur but remain underreported. Current standard assessments often rely heavily on subjective methods such as symptom self-reporting. Head-mounted wearables, such as smartglasses, provide an emerging platform for consideration that could deliver the range of assessments necessary to develop a rapid and objective screen for brain injury...
January 23, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358161/translation-and-validation-of-the-nomophobia-questionnaire-in-the-italian-language-exploratory-factor-analysis
#18
Mohammad Adawi, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Lidia Argumosa-Villar, Joan Boada-Grau, Andreu Vigil-Colet, Caglar Yildirim, Giovanni Del Puente, Abdulla Watad
BACKGROUND: Nomophobia, which is a neologism derived from the combination of "no mobile," "phone," and "phobia" is considered to be a modern situational phobia and indicates a fear of feeling disconnected. OBJECTIVE: No psychometric scales are available in Italian for investigating such a construct. We therefore planned a translation and validation study of the Nomophobia Questionnaire (NMP-Q), which is an instrument developed by Yildirim and Correia. Subjects were recruited via an online survey using a snowball approach...
January 22, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351898/young-people-s-parents-and-professionals-views-on-required-components-of-mobile-apps-to-support-self-management-of-juvenile-arthritis-qualitative-study
#19
Jennifer M Waite-Jones, Rabiya Majeed-Ariss, Joanna Smith, Simon R Stones, Vanessa Van Rooyen, Veronica Swallow
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that supporting self-management of Juvenile Arthritis can benefit both patients and professionals. Young people with Juvenile Arthritis and their healthy peers increasingly use mobile technologies to access information and support in day-to-day life. Therefore, a user-led, rigorously developed and evaluated mobile app could be valuable for facilitating young people's self-management of Juvenile Arthritis. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to seek the views of young people with Juvenile Arthritis, their parents or carers, and health care professionals (HCPs) as to what should be included in a mobile app to facilitate young people's self-management of chronic Juvenile Arthritis...
January 19, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343463/the-impact-of-mhealth-interventions-systematic-review-of-systematic-reviews
#20
REVIEW
Milena Soriano Marcolino, João Antonio Queiroz Oliveira, Marcelo D'Agostino, Antonio Luiz Ribeiro, Maria Beatriz Moreira Alkmim, David Novillo-Ortiz
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone usage has been rapidly increasing worldwide. mHealth could efficiently deliver high-quality health care, but the evidence supporting its current effectiveness is still mixed. OBJECTIVE: We performed a systematic review of systematic reviews to assess the impact or effectiveness of mobile health (mHealth) interventions in different health conditions and in the processes of health care service delivery. METHODS: We used a common search strategy of five major scientific databases, restricting the search by publication date, language, and parameters in methodology and content...
January 17, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
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