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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913373/mobile-phone-apps-to-improve-medication-adherence-a-systematic-stepwise-process-to-identify-high-quality-apps
#1
Karla Santo, Sarah S Richtering, John Chalmers, Aravinda Thiagalingam, Clara K Chow, Julie Redfern
BACKGROUND: There are a growing number of mobile phone apps available to support people in taking their medications and to improve medication adherence. However, little is known about how these apps differ in terms of features, quality, and effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to systematically review the medication reminder apps available in the Australian iTunes store and Google Play to assess their features and their quality in order to identify high-quality apps...
December 2, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885989/correction-of-sleep-quality-prediction-from-wearable-data-using-deep-learning
#2
Aarti Sathyanarayana, Shafiq Joty, Luis Fernandez-Luque, Ferda Ofli, Jaideep Srivastava, Ahmed Elmagarmid, Teresa Arora, Shahrad Taheri
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.2196/mhealth.6562.].
November 25, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881359/feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-using-wearable-activity-trackers-in-youth-a-systematic-review
#3
REVIEW
Nicola D Ridgers, Melitta A McNarry, Kelly A Mackintosh
BACKGROUND: The proliferation and popularity of wearable activity trackers (eg, Fitbit, Jawbone, Misfit) may present an opportunity to integrate such technology into physical activity interventions. While several systematic reviews have reported intervention effects of using wearable activity trackers on adults' physical activity levels, none to date have focused specifically on children and adolescents. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to examine the effectiveness of wearable activity trackers as a tool for increasing children's and adolescents' physical activity levels...
November 23, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852558/formative-work-to-develop-a-tailored-hiv-testing-smartphone-app-for-diverse-at-risk-hiv-negative-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-focus-group-study
#4
Jason W Mitchell, Maria Beatriz Torres, Jennifer Joe, Thu Danh, Bobbi Gass, Keith J Horvath
BACKGROUND: Although gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, few test for HIV at regular intervals. Smartphone apps may be an ideal tool to increase regular testing among MSM. However, the success of apps to encourage regular testing among MSM will depend on how frequently the apps are downloaded, whether they continue to be used over months or years, and the degree to which such apps are tailored to the needs of this population...
November 16, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847350/design-considerations-in-development-of-a-mobile-health-intervention-program-the-text-me-and-textmeds-experience
#5
Jay Thakkar, Tony Barry, Aravinda Thiagalingam, Julie Redfern, Alistair L McEwan, Anthony Rodgers, Clara K Chow
BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) has huge potential to deliver preventative health services. However, there is paucity of literature on theoretical constructs, technical, practical, and regulatory considerations that enable delivery of such services. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to outline the key considerations in the development of a text message-based mHealth program; thus providing broad recommendations and guidance to future researchers designing similar programs...
November 15, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833070/a-systematic-review-of-apps-using-mobile-criteria-for-adolescent-pregnancy-prevention-mcapp
#6
Elizabeth Chen, Emily Rose Mangone
BACKGROUND: Adolescents in the United States and globally represent a high-risk population for unintended pregnancy, which leads to high social, economic, and health costs. Access to smartphone apps is rapidly increasing among youth, but little is known about the strategies that apps employ to prevent pregnancy among adolescents and young adults. Further, there are no guidelines on best practices for adolescent and young adult pregnancy prevention through mobile apps. OBJECTIVE: This review developed a preliminary evaluation framework for the assessment of mobile apps for adolescent and young adult pregnancy prevention and used this framework to assess available apps in the Apple App Store and Google Play that targeted adolescents and young adults with family planning and pregnancy prevention support...
November 10, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833069/benefits-of-mobile-phone-technology-for-personal-environmental-monitoring
#7
David Donaire-Gonzalez, Antònia Valentín, Audrey de Nazelle, Albert Ambros, Glòria Carrasco-Turigas, Edmund Seto, Michael Jerrett, Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen
BACKGROUND: Tracking individuals in environmental epidemiological studies using novel mobile phone technologies can provide valuable information on geolocation and physical activity, which will improve our understanding of environmental exposures. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the performance of one of the least expensive mobile phones on the market to track people's travel-activity pattern. METHODS: Adults living and working in Barcelona (72/162 bicycle commuters) carried simultaneously a mobile phone and a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracker and filled in a travel-activity diary (TAD) for 1 week (N=162)...
November 10, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826133/safe-sex-messages-within-dating-and-entertainment-smartphone-apps-a-review
#8
REVIEW
Evelyn Tzu-Yen Huang, Henrietta Williams, Jane S Hocking, Megan Sc Lim
BACKGROUND: Smartphone apps provide a new platform for entertainment, information distribution, and health promotion activities, as well as for dating and casual sexual encounters. Previous research has shown high acceptability of sexual health interventions via smartphone apps; however, sexual health promotion apps were infrequently downloaded and underused. Integrating sexual health promotion into established apps might be a more effective method. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to critically review popular sex-related apps and dating apps, in order to ascertain whether they contain any sexual health content...
November 8, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815234/a-brief-tool-to-assess-image-based-dietary-records-and-guide-nutrition-counselling-among-pregnant-women-an-evaluation
#9
Amy M Ashman, Clare E Collins, Leanne J Brown, Kym M Rae, Megan E Rollo
BACKGROUND: Dietitians ideally should provide personally tailored nutrition advice to pregnant women. Provision is hampered by a lack of appropriate tools for nutrition assessment and counselling in practice settings. Smartphone technology, through the use of image-based dietary records, can address limitations of traditional methods of recording dietary intake. Feedback on these records can then be provided by the dietitian via smartphone. Efficacy and validity of these methods requires examination...
November 4, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815231/sleep-quality-prediction-from-wearable-data-using-deep-learning
#10
Aarti Sathyanarayana, Shafiq Joty, Luis Fernandez-Luque, Ferda Ofli, Jaideep Srivastava, Ahmed Elmagarmid, Teresa Arora, Shahrad Taheri
BACKGROUND: The importance of sleep is paramount to health. Insufficient sleep can reduce physical, emotional, and mental well-being and can lead to a multitude of health complications among people with chronic conditions. Physical activity and sleep are highly interrelated health behaviors. Our physical activity during the day (ie, awake time) influences our quality of sleep, and vice versa. The current popularity of wearables for tracking physical activity and sleep, including actigraphy devices, can foster the development of new advanced data analytics...
November 4, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799139/sexual-preferences-and-presentation-on-geosocial-networking-apps-by-indian-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-maharashtra
#11
Jayson Rhoton, J Michael Wilkerson, Shruta Mengle, Pallav Patankar, B R Simon Rosser, Maria L Ekstrand
BACKGROUND: The affordability of smartphones and improved mobile networks globally has increased the popularity of geosocial networking (GSN) apps (eg, Grindr, Scruff, Planetromeo) as a method for men who have sex with men (MSM) to seek causal sex partners and engage with the queer community. As mobile penetration continues to grow in India, it is important to understand how self-presentation on GSN app is relevant because it offers insight into a population that has not been largely studied...
October 31, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784651/engaging-gatekeeper-stakeholders-in-development-of-a-mobile-health-intervention-to-improve-medication-adherence-among-african-american-and-pacific-islander-elderly-patients-with-hypertension
#12
Hamed Yazdanshenas, Mohsen Bazargan, Loretta Jones, May Vawer, Todd B Seto, Summer Farooq, Deborah A Taira
BACKGROUND: Approximately 70 million people in the United States have hypertension. Although antihypertensive therapy can reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with hypertension, often patients do not take their medication as prescribed. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to better understand issues affecting the acceptability and usability of mobile health technology (mHealth) to improve medication adherence for elderly African American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander patients with hypertension...
October 26, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780795/economic-evaluation-of-text-messaging-and-smartphone-based-interventions-to-improve-medication-adherence-in-adolescents-with-chronic-health-conditions-a-systematic-review
#13
Sherif M Badawy, Lisa M Kuhns
BACKGROUND: The rate of chronic health conditions (CHCs) in children and adolescents has doubled in the past 20 years, with increased health care costs. Technology-based interventions have demonstrated efficacy to improving medication adherence. However, data to support the cost effectiveness of these interventions are lacking. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to conduct an economic evaluation of text-messaging and smartphone-based interventions that focus on improving medication adherence in adolescents with CHCs...
October 25, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765732/text-message-based-intervention-targeting-alcohol-consumption-among-university-students-findings-from-a-formative-development-study
#14
Kristin Thomas, Catharina Linderoth, Marcus Bendtsen, Preben Bendtsen, Ulrika Müssener
BACKGROUND: Drinking of alcohol among university students is a global phenomenon; heavy episodic drinking is accepted despite several potential negative consequences. There is emerging evidence that short message service (SMS) text messaging interventions are effective to promote behavior change among students. However, it is still unclear how effectiveness can be optimized through intervention design or how user interest and adherence can be maximized. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop an SMS text message-based intervention targeting alcohol drinking among university students using formative research...
October 20, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742604/a-review-of-persuasive-principles-in-mobile-apps-for-chronic-arthritis-patients-opportunities-for-improvement
#15
Jonas Geuens, Thijs Willem Swinnen, Rene Westhovens, Kurt de Vlam, Luc Geurts, Vero Vanden Abeele
BACKGROUND: Chronic arthritis (CA), an umbrella term for inflammatory rheumatic and other musculoskeletal diseases, is highly prevalent. Effective disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for CA are available, with the exception of osteoarthritis, but require a long-term commitment of patients to comply with the medication regimen and management program as well as a tight follow-up by the treating physician and health professionals. Additionally, patients are advised to participate in physical exercise programs...
October 13, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733328/breadth-of-coverage-ease-of-use-and-quality-of-mobile-point-of-care-tool-information-summaries-an-evaluation
#16
Emily Johnson, Vamsi K Emani, Jinma Ren
BACKGROUND: With advances in mobile technology, accessibility of clinical resources at the point of care has increased. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research was to identify if six selected mobile point-of-care tools meet the needs of clinicians in internal medicine. Point-of-care tools were evaluated for breadth of coverage, ease of use, and quality. METHODS: Six point-of-care tools were evaluated utilizing four different devices (two smartphones and two tablets)...
October 12, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707685/using-knowledge-translation-to-craft-sticky-social-media-health-messages-that-provoke-interest-raise-awareness-impart-knowledge-and-inspire-change
#17
Sanchia Shibasaki, Karen Gardner, Beverly Sibthorpe
BACKGROUND: In Australia, there is growing use of technology supported knowledge translation (KT) strategies such as social media and mobile apps in health promotion and in Indigenous health. However, little is known about how individuals use technologies and the evidence base for the impact of these health interventions on health behavior change is meager. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to examine how Facebook is used to promote health messages to Indigenous people and discuss how KT can support planning and implementing health messages to ensure chosen strategies are fit for the purpose and achieve impact...
October 5, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688034/baseline-motivation-type-as-a-predictor-of-dropout-in-a-healthy-eating-text-messaging-program
#18
Kisha Coa, Heather Patrick
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence suggests that text messaging programs are effective in facilitating health behavior change. However, high dropout rates limit the potential effectiveness of these programs. OBJECTIVE: This paper describes patterns of early dropout in the HealthyYou text (HYTxt) program, with a focus on the impact of baseline motivation quality on dropout, as characterized by Self-Determination Theory (SDT). METHODS: This analysis included 193 users of HYTxt, a diet and physical activity text messaging intervention developed by the US National Cancer Institute...
September 29, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644334/physical-activity-assessment-between-consumer-and-research-grade-accelerometers-a-comparative-study-in-free-living-conditions
#19
Gregory M Dominick, Kyle N Winfree, Ryan T Pohlig, Mia A Papas
BACKGROUND: Wearable activity monitors such as Fitbit enable users to track various attributes of their physical activity (PA) over time and have the potential to be used in research to promote and measure PA behavior. However, the measurement accuracy of Fitbit in absolute free-living conditions is largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: To examine the measurement congruence between Fitbit Flex and ActiGraph GT3X for quantifying steps, metabolic equivalent tasks (METs), and proportion of time in sedentary activity and light-, moderate-, and vigorous-intensity PA in healthy adults in free-living conditions...
September 19, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634747/acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-in-daily-life-training-a-feasibility-study-of-an-mhealth-intervention
#20
Tim Batink, Jindra Bakker, Thomas Vaessen, Zuzana Kasanova, Dina Collip, Jim van Os, Marieke Wichers, Inez Germeys, Frenk Peeters
BACKGROUND: With the development of mHealth, it is possible to treat patients in their natural environment. Mobile technology helps to bridge the gap between the therapist's office and the "real world." The ACT in Daily Life training (ACT-DL) was designed as an add-on intervention to help patients practice with acceptance and commitment therapy in their daily lives. The ACT-DL consists of two main components: daily monitoring using experience sampling and ACT training in daily life. OBJECTIVES: To assess the acceptability and feasibility of the ACT-DL in a general outpatient population...
September 15, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
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