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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724512/the-health-buddies-app-as-a-novel-tool-to-improve-adherence-and-knowledge-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-a-pilot-study
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Lien Desteghe, Kiki Kluts, Johan Vijgen, Pieter Koopman, Dagmara Dilling-Boer, Joris Schurmans, Paul Dendale, Hein Heidbuchel
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) constitutes an important risk for stroke, especially in an ageing population. A new app (Health Buddies) was developed as a tool to improve adherence to non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in an elderly AF population by providing a virtual contract with their grandchildren, spelling out daily challenges for both. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility and usability of the Health Buddies app in AF patients...
July 19, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701291/patterns-of-user-engagement-with-the-mobile-app-manage-my-pain-results-of-a-data-mining-investigation
#2
Quazi Abidur Rahman, Tahir Janmohamed, Meysam Pirbaglou, Paul Ritvo, Jane M Heffernan, Hance Clarke, Joel Katz
BACKGROUND: Pain is one of the most prevalent health-related concerns and is among the top 3 most common reasons for seeking medical help. Scientific publications of data collected from pain tracking and monitoring apps are important to help consumers and healthcare professionals select the right app for their use. OBJECTIVE: The main objectives of this paper were to (1) discover user engagement patterns of the pain management app, Manage My Pain, using data mining methods; and (2) identify the association between several attributes characterizing individual users and their levels of engagement...
July 12, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698170/content-analysis-of-smartphone-apps-for-smoking-cessation-in-china-empirical-study
#3
Feng Cheng, Junfang Xu, Chunyan Su, Xiaoxing Fu, Jonathan Bricker
BACKGROUND: With 360 million smokers, China consumes more cigarettes than any other country in the world. Given that 620 million Chinese own smartphones, smartphone apps for smoking cessation are increasingly used in China to help smokers quit. OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed and evaluated the contents of all smoking cessation apps (iOS and Android) available in China, applying the China Clinical Smoking Cessation Guideline (CCSCG; identical to the US Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence) as a framework for analysis...
July 11, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694241/controlling-your-app-etite-how-diet-and-nutrition-related-mobile-apps-lead-to-behavior-change
#4
Joshua H West, Lindsay M Belvedere, Rebecca Andreasen, Christine Frandsen, P Cougar Hall, Benjamin T Crookston
BACKGROUND: In recent years, obesity has become a serious public health crisis in the United States. Although the problem of obesity is being addressed through a variety of strategies, the use of mobile apps is a relatively new development that could prove useful in helping people to develop healthy dietary habits. Though such apps might lead to health behavior change, especially when relevant behavior change theory constructs are integrated into them, the mechanisms by which these apps facilitate behavior change are largely unknown...
July 10, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687533/mobile-health-technology-using-a-wearable-sensorband-for-female-college-students-with-problem-drinking-an-acceptability-and-feasibility-study
#5
Noelle Regina Leonard, Michelle Silverman, Dawa Phuti Sherpa, Madeline A Naegle, Hyorim Kim, Donna L Coffman, Marcy Ferdschneider
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of mobile app interventions have been developed for problem drinking among college students; however, few studies have examined the integration of a mobile app with continuous physiological monitoring and alerting of affective states related to drinking behaviors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of Mind the Moment (MtM), a theoretically based intervention for female college students with problem drinking that combines brief, in-person counseling with ecological momentary intervention (EMI) on a mobile app integrated with a wearable sensorband...
July 7, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684384/a-bit-of-fit-minimalist-intervention-in-adolescents-based-on-a-physical-activity-tracker
#6
Jeffrey Gaudet, François Gallant, Mathieu Bélanger
BACKGROUND: Only 5% of Canadian youth meet the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per day, with leisure time being increasingly allocated to technology usage. Direct-to-consumer mHealth devices that promote physical activity, such as wrist-worn physical activity trackers, have features with potential appeal to youth. OBJECTIVE: The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether a minimalist physical activity tracker-based intervention would lead to an increase in physical activity in young adolescents...
July 6, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679490/continuous-monitoring-of-vital-signs-using-wearable-devices-on-the-general-ward-pilot-study
#7
Mariska Weenk, Harry van Goor, Bas Frietman, Lucien Jlpg Engelen, Cornelis Jhm van Laarhoven, Jan Smit, Sebastian Jh Bredie, Tom H van de Belt
BACKGROUND: Measurement of vital signs in hospitalized patients is necessary to assess the clinical situation of the patient. Early warning scores (EWS), such as the modified early warning score (MEWS), are generally calculated 3 times a day, but these may not capture early deterioration. A delay in diagnosing deterioration is associated with increased mortality. Continuous monitoring with wearable devices might detect clinical deterioration at an earlier stage, which allows clinicians to take corrective actions...
July 5, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666975/use-of-and-beliefs-about-mobile-phone-apps-for-diabetes-self-management-surveys-of-people-in-a-hospital-diabetes-clinic-and-diabetes-health-professionals-in-new-zealand
#8
Leah Boyle, Rebecca Grainger, Rosemary M Hall, Jeremy D Krebs
BACKGROUND: People with diabetes mellitus (DM) are using mobile phone apps to support self-management. The numerous apps available to assist with diabetes management have a variety of functions. Some functions, like insulin dose calculators, have significant potential for harm. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to establish (1) whether people with DM in Wellington, New Zealand, use apps for DM self-management and evaluate desirable features of apps and (2) whether health professionals (HPs) in New Zealand treating people with DM recommend apps to patients, the features HPs regard as important, and their confidence with recommending apps...
June 30, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663164/assessing-user-engagement-of-an-mhealth-intervention-development-and-implementation-of-the-growing-healthy-app-engagement-index
#9
Sarah Taki, Sharyn Lymer, Catherine Georgina Russell, Karen Campbell, Rachel Laws, Kok-Leong Ong, Rosalind Elliott, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity is an ongoing problem in developed countries that needs targeted prevention in the youngest age groups. Children in socioeconomically disadvantaged families are most at risk. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions offer a potential route to target these families because of its relatively low cost and high reach. The Growing healthy program was developed to provide evidence-based information on infant feeding from birth to 9 months via app or website. Understanding user engagement with these media is vital to developing successful interventions...
June 29, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659258/acceptance-of-mobile-health-in-communities-underrepresented-in-biomedical-research-barriers-and-ethical-considerations-for-scientists
#10
Camille Nebeker, Kate Murray, Christina Holub, Jessica Haughton, Elva M Arredondo
BACKGROUND: The rapid expansion of direct-to-consumer wearable fitness products (eg, Flex 2, Fitbit) and research-grade sensors (eg, SenseCam, Microsoft Research; activPAL, PAL Technologies) coincides with new opportunities for biomedical and behavioral researchers. Underserved communities report among the highest rates of chronic disease and could benefit from mobile technologies designed to facilitate awareness of health behaviors. However, new and nuanced ethical issues are introduced with new technologies, which are challenging both institutional review boards (IRBs) and researchers alike...
June 28, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659256/users-adoption-of-mental-health-apps-examining-the-impact-of-information-cues
#11
Hsiao-Ying Huang, Masooda Bashir
BACKGROUND: Numerous mental health apps have been developed and made available to users on the current app market. Users may find it difficult and overwhelming to select apps from the hundreds of choices that are available in the app marketplace. Clarifying what information cues may impact a user's selection and adoption of mental health apps is now a critical and pressing issue. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of information cues on users' adoption of anxiety apps using observational data from the Android app market...
June 28, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659255/mobile-device-accuracy-for-step-counting-across-age-groups
#12
François Modave, Yi Guo, Jiang Bian, Matthew J Gurka, Alice Parish, Megan D Smith, Alexandra M Lee, Thomas W Buford
BACKGROUND: Only one in five American meets the physical activity recommendations of the Department of Health and Human Services. The proliferation of wearable devices and smartphones for physical activity tracking has led to an increasing number of interventions designed to facilitate regular physical activity, in particular to address the obesity epidemic, but also for cardiovascular disease patients, cancer survivors, and older adults. However, the inconsistent findings pertaining to the accuracy of wearable devices for step counting needs to be addressed, as well as factors known to affect gait (and thus potentially impact accuracy) such as age, body mass index (BMI), or leading arm...
June 28, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652228/a-community-based-physical-activity-counselling-program-for-people-with-knee-osteoarthritis-feasibility-and-preliminary-efficacy-of-the-track-oa-study
#13
Linda C Li, Eric C Sayre, Hui Xie, Cam Clayton, Lynne M Feehan
BACKGROUND: Physical activity can improve health outcomes in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA); however, participation in physical activity is very low in this population. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to assess the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of the use of wearables (Fitbit Flex) and telephone counselling by a physical therapist (PT) for improving physical activity in people with a physician-confirmed diagnosis of knee OA, or who have passed 2 validated criteria for early OA...
June 26, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634153/beyond-basic-feedback-in-mobile-brief-interventions-designing-sms-message-content-for-delivery-to-young-adults-during-risky-drinking-events
#14
Cassandra J C Wright, Paul M Dietze, Megan S C Lim
BACKGROUND: Brief interventions can reduce alcohol consumption in young people through screening and delivery of personally relevant feedback. Recently, Web and mobile platforms have been harnessed to increase the reach of brief interventions. Existing literature on mobile-based alcohol brief interventions indicates mixed use of theory in developing interventions. There is no research available to guide the development of SMS text messaging (short message service, SMS) interventions delivered during risky drinking events...
June 20, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630037/a-mobile-app-for-the-self-management-of-type-1-diabetes-among-adolescents-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Shivani Goyal, Caitlin A Nunn, Michael Rotondi, Amy B Couperthwaite, Sally Reiser, Angelo Simone, Debra K Katzman, Joseph A Cafazzo, Mark R Palmert
BACKGROUND: While optimal blood glucose control is known to reduce the long-term complications associated with type 1 diabetes mellitus, adolescents often struggle to achieve their blood glucose targets. However, their strong propensity toward technology presents a unique opportunity for the delivery of novel self-management interventions. To support type 1 diabetes self-management in this population, we developed the diabetes self-management app bant, which included wireless blood glucose reading transfer, out-of-range blood glucose trend alerts, coaching around out-of-range trend causes and fixes, and a point-based incentive system...
June 19, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615159/mobile-health-in-oncology-a-patient-survey-about-app-assisted-cancer-care
#16
Kerstin Anne Kessel, Marco Me Vogel, Carmen Kessel, Henning Bier, Tilo Biedermann, Helmut Friess, Peter Herschbach, Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Bernhard Meyer, Marion Kiechle, Ulrich Keller, Christian Peschel, Roland M Schmid, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, the health care sector has been enriched by numerous innovations such as apps and connected devices that assist users in weight reduction and diabetes management. However, only a few native apps in the oncological context exist, which support patients during treatment and aftercare. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze patients' acceptance regarding app use and to investigate the functions of an oncological app that are most required, and the primary reasons for patients to refuse app-assisted cancer care...
June 14, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615154/mobile-apps-for-eye-care-in-canada-an-analysis-of-the-itunes-store
#17
Alexander Rodin, Aviv Shachak, Aaron Miller, Vladimir Akopyan, Nataliya Semenova
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone screens can facilitate stimulation to various components of the visual system and many mobile apps are accepted as a means of providing clinical assessments for the oculo-visual system. Although many of these apps are intended for use in clinical settings, there is a growing number of apps in eye care developed for self-tests and eye exercises for lay people. These and other features, however, have not yet been well described. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to identify, describe, and categorize mobile apps related to eye care that are available to users in the Canadian iTunes market...
June 14, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611014/understanding-smart-home-sensor-data-for-ageing-in-place-through-everyday-household-routines-a-mixed-method-case-study
#18
Yasmin van Kasteren, Dana Bradford, Qing Zhang, Mohan Karunanithi, Hang Ding
BACKGROUND: An ongoing challenge for smart homes research for aging-in-place is how to make sense of the large amounts of data from in-home sensors to facilitate real-time monitoring and develop reliable alerts. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to explore the usefulness of a routine-based approach for making sense of smart home data for the elderly. METHODS: Maximum variation sampling was used to select three cases for an in-depth mixed methods exploration of the daily routines of three elderly participants in a smart home trial using 180 days of power use and motion sensor data and longitudinal interview data...
June 13, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606895/direct-adherence-measurement-using-an-ingestible-sensor-compared-with-self-reporting-in-high-risk-cardiovascular-disease-patients-who-knew-they-were-being-measured-a-prospective-intervention
#19
David Thompson, Teresa Mackay, Maria Matthews, Judith Edwards, Nicholas Peters, Susan B Connolly
BACKGROUND: Use of appropriate cardioprotective medication is a cornerstone of cardiovascular disease prevention, but less-than-optimal patient adherence is common. Thus, strategies for improving adherence are recommended to adopt a multifaceted approach. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to test a system comprising a biodegradable, ingestible sensor for direct measurement of medication ingestion in a group of patients at elevated cardiovascular risk attending a cardiac prevention and rehabilitation program...
June 12, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600277/response-to-development-and-validation-of-the-user-version-of-the-mobile-application-rating-scale-umars
#20
Shaira Baptista, Brian Oldenburg, Adrienne O'Neil
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June 9, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
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