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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438144/development-and-effectiveness-of-a-mobile-phone-application-conducting-health-behavioral-intervention-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-randomized-controlled-trial-study-protocol
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Jin Yan, Aidi Zhang, Liang Zhou, Zhulin Huang, Pan Zhang, Guoli Yang
BACKGROUND: Behavioral intervention is a key approach to HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM). Widespread use of mobile phones provide us with novel opportunities to decrease HIV infection and transmission of MSM. The objective of the study was to design and develop a mobile phone application (app) aims to conduct behavioral intervention to MSM and to evaluate the efficacy of the app-based intervention compared to usual care, to analyze cost-effectiveness and mechanism of the intervention...
April 24, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430155/dynamic-construction-scheme-for-virtualization-security-service-in-software-defined-networks
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Zhaowen Lin, Dan Tao, Zhenji Wang
For a Software Defined Network (SDN), security is an important factor affecting its large-scale deployment. The existing security solutions for SDN mainly focus on the controller itself, which has to handle all the security protection tasks by using the programmability of the network. This will undoubtedly involve a heavy burden for the controller. More devastatingly, once the controller itself is attacked, the entire network will be paralyzed. Motivated by this, this paper proposes a novel security protection architecture for SDN...
April 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426300/overview-of-asian-american-data-collection-release-and-analysis-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2011-2018
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Ryne Paulose-Ram, Vicki Burt, Lisa Broitman, Namanjeet Ahluwalia
Data System. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, is a cross-sectional survey on the health and nutritional status of US adults and children. Data Collection/Processing. A complex, multistage probability design is used to select a sample representative of the US civilian, noninstitutionalized population. NHANES includes in-home interviews, physical examinations, and biospecimen collection. About 5000 persons are examined annually...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423963/patient-perceptions-of-environmental-control-units-experiences-of-veterans-with-spinal-cord-injuries-and-disorders-receiving-inpatient-va-healthcare
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Bella Etingen, Rachael N Martinez, Marissa A Vallette, Ryan Dendinger, Balmatee Bidassie, Scott Miskevics, Hira T Khan, Huberta T Cozart, Sara M Locatelli, Frances M Weaver
PURPOSE: To assess patients' perceptions of environmental control units (ECUs) at Veterans Affairs Spinal Cord Injury Centers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A brief questionnaire was conducted with patients in real-time while they were hospitalised ("on-the-spot questionnaire"); a survey was mailed to patients who had recently been discharged from a hospital stay ("discharge survey"). Data were analysed using descriptive statistics. RESULTS: Seventy on-the-spot questionnaires and 80 discharge surveys were collected...
April 19, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423772/integrit-towards-utilizing-the-swedish-national-health-information-exchange-platform-for-clinical-research
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Maria Hägglund, Therese Scott Duncan, Karin Kai-Larsen, Gunilla Hedlin, Ingvar Krakau
This paper describes how the Swedish national Health Information Exchange platform can be used to facilitate clinical research in the future. Different e-services for different user groups are being developed using a user-centered design approach. The main user groups are study participants, clinical researchers and healthcare professionals. The different e-services are based on an in-depth analysis of the clinical research process, and the main identified needs relate to recruitment of study participants, access to clinical data from different sources as well as improved tools for patients' self-reporting...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420266/lessons-learned-from-the-field-testing-of-healthy-love-an-hiv-prevention-intervention-for-black-women
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Carla A Galindo, Tai E Few, Brandy Daniels, Carolyn P Parks, Dázon D Diallo, L Nyrobi N Moss, Aisha L Wilkes, G Chezia Carraway
BACKGROUND: Healthy Love is a brief, highly interactive, single-session, group-level HIV prevention intervention designed for African American women that is effective at reducing sex risk behaviors and increasing condom use and HIV testing among participants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, through a contract, developed a user-friendly intervention package that would allow organizations to adopt and implement Healthy Love with fidelity. METHOD: Training and implementation materials were developed to support original research protocols, and piloted and revised to conduct field-testing with case study agencies (CSAs)...
May 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410594/physical-human-robot-interaction-of-an-active-pelvis-orthosis-toward-ergonomic-assessment-of-wearable-robots
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Nicolò d'Elia, Federica Vanetti, Marco Cempini, Guido Pasquini, Andrea Parri, Marco Rabuffetti, Maurizio Ferrarin, Raffaele Molino Lova, Nicola Vitiello
BACKGROUND: In human-centered robotics, exoskeletons are becoming relevant for addressing needs in the healthcare and industrial domains. Owing to their close interaction with the user, the safety and ergonomics of these systems are critical design features that require systematic evaluation methodologies. Proper transfer of mechanical power requires optimal tuning of the kinematic coupling between the robotic and anatomical joint rotation axes. We present the methods and results of an experimental evaluation of the physical interaction with an active pelvis orthosis (APO)...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408361/design-of-a-mobile-app-for-nutrition-education-trec-lifestyle-and-formative-evaluation-with-families-of-overweight-children
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Silvia Gabrielli, Marco Dianti, Rosa Maimone, Marta Betta, Lorena Filippi, Monica Ghezzi, Stefano Forti
BACKGROUND: Nutrition and diet apps represent today a popular area of mobile health (mHealth), offering the possibility of delivering behavior change (BC) interventions for healthy eating and weight management in a scalable and cost-effective way. However, if commercial apps for pediatric weight management fail to retain users because of a lack of theoretical background and evidence-based content, mHealth apps that are more evidence-based are found less engaging and popular among consumers...
April 13, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406848/clinical-validation-of-a-sound-processor-upgrade-in-direct-acoustic-cochlear-implant-subjects
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Eugen Kludt, Christiane D'hondt, Thomas Lenarz, Hannes Maier
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of the investigation were to evaluate the effect of a sound processor upgrade on the speech reception threshold in noise and to collect long-term safety and efficacy data after 2½ to 5 years of device use of direct acoustic cochlear implant (DACI) recipients. STUDY DESIGN: The study was designed as a mono-centric, prospective clinical trial. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Fifteen patients implanted with a direct acoustic cochlear implant...
April 14, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398097/task-specific-usability-requirements-of-electronic-medical-records-systems-lessons-learned-from-a-national-survey-of-end-users
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Mehrdad Farzandipour, Zahra Meidani, Hossein Riazi, Monireh Sadeqi Jabali
BACKGROUND: There are various approaches to evaluating the usability of electronic medical record (EMR) systems. User perspectives are an integral part of evaluation. Usability evaluations efficiently and effectively contribute to user-centered design and supports tasks and increase user satisfaction. This study determined the main usability requirements for EMRs by means of an end-user survey. METHOD: A mixed-method strategy was conducted in three phases. A qualitative approach was employed to collect and formulate EMR usability requirements using the focus group method and the modified Delphi technique...
April 11, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387656/wheelchair-appropriateness-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-single-center-experience
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Timur Ekiz, Sibel Özbudak Demir, Hatice Gözde Sümer, Neşe Özgirgin
BACKGROUND: Although wheelchair appropriateness has been studied in general wheelchair users and spinal cord injury patients, it has not been studied in children with cerebral palsy yet. OBJECTIVE: To describe the wheelchair appropriateness in children with cerebral palsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty children with cerebral palsy were included. Demographical and clinical features of the children were noted. All wheelchair parts were evaluated by the same rehabilitation physician who has attended a wheelchair-training course...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381096/bee-safe-a-skill-building-intervention-to-enhance-cam-health-literacy-lessons-learned
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Jean Shreffler-Grant, Elizabeth G Nichols, Clarann Weinert
The purpose is to describe a feasibility study of a skill-building intervention to enhance health literacy about complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies among older rural adults and share lessons learned. A study was designed to examine the feasibility of an intervention to enhance CAM health literacy. The theme was "Bee SAFE" for Be a wise user of CAM, Safety, Amount, From where, and Effect. Modules were presented face to face and by webinar with older adults at a senior center in one small rural community...
April 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376666/development-of-a-mhealth-real-time-pain-self-management-app-for-adolescents-with-cancer-an-iterative-usability-testing-study
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Lindsay A Jibb, Joseph A Cafazzo, Paul C Nathan, Emily Seto, Bonnie J Stevens, Cynthia Nguyen, Jennifer N Stinson
PURPOSE: A user-centered design approach was used to refine the mHealth Pain Squad+ real-time pain self-management app for adolescents with cancer for its usability (defined as being easy to use, easy to understand, efficient to complete, and acceptable). METHOD: Three iterative usability testing cycles involving adolescent observation and interview were used to achieve this objective. During each cycle, adolescents used the app while "thinking aloud" about issues encountered...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369409/the-ups-and-downs-of-parenting-young-children-with-type-1-diabetes-a-crowdsourcing-study
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Jessica S Pierce, Karen Aroian, Cindy Caldwell, Judith L Ross, Joyce M Lee, Elizabeth Schifano, Rebecca Novotny, Anthony Tamayo, Tim Wysocki
Parenting young children with type 1 diabetes (YC-T1D) entails pervasive challenges; parental coping may influence child and parent outcomes. This study used a qualitative descriptive design to describe these challenges comprehensively to inform the user-centered design of an Internet coping resource for parents. A "Parent Crowd" of 153 parents of children with T1D onset at ≤ 5 years old submitted textual responses online to open-ended questions about parenting YC-T1D. Systematic coding organized responses into domains, themes, and examples...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365240/using-electronic-health-records-to-build-an-ophthalmological-data-warehouse-and-visualize-patients-data
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Karsten U Kortüm, Michael Müller, Christoph Kern, Alexander Babenko, Wolfgang J Mayer, Anselm Kampik, Thomas C Kreutzer, Siegfried Priglinger, Christoph Hirneiss
PURPOSE: To develop a near real-time data warehouse (DW) in an academic ophthalmological center to gain scientific use of increasing digital data from electronic medical records (EMR) and diagnostic devices. Design; Database development METHODS: Specific macular clinic user interfaces within the institutional hospital information system were created. Orders for imaging modalities were sent by an EMR -linked picture-archiving and communications system to the respective devices. All data of 325,767 patients since 2002 were gathered in a DW running on a SQL database...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363882/designing-health-apps-to-support-dietetic-professional-practice-and-their-patients-qualitative-results-from-an-international-survey
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Juliana Chen, Jessica Lieffers, Adrian Bauman, Rhona Hanning, Margaret Allman-Farinelli
BACKGROUND: Dietitians are engaging with mobile health (mHealth) technologies, particularly with diet and nutrition apps in their patient care. Despite the plethora of apps available, the majority are not designed with a dietitian's input. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify the user preferences of dietitians in relation to tools, resources, and design features for smartphone health apps that would support their dietetic professional practice and their patients...
March 31, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351879/a-non-gas-based-cryotherapy-system-for-the-treatment-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-a-mixed-methods-approach-for-initial-development-and-testing
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Miriam Cremer, Proma Paul, Katie Bergman, Michael Haas, Mauricio Maza, Albert Zevallos, Miguel Ossandon, Jillian D Garai, Jennifer L Winkler
BACKGROUND: Gas-based cryotherapy is the most widely used treatment strategy for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in low-resource settings, but reliance on gas presents challenges in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Our team adapted the original CryoPen Cryosurgical System, a cryotherapy device that does not require compressed gas and is powered by electricity, for use in LMICs. METHODS: A mixed-methods approach was used involving both qualitative and quantitative methods...
March 24, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350305/user-centered-design-and-printed-educational-materials-a-focus-group-study-of-primary-care-physician-preferences
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Agnes Grudniewicz, Onil Bhattacharyya, K Ann McKibbon, Sharon E Straus
INTRODUCTION: It is challenging for primary care physicians (PCPs) to review and apply the growing amount of clinical evidence available. Printed educational materials (PEMs), which synthesize evidence, are often ineffective at improving knowledge, possibly due to poor design and limited uptake. In this study, we collected PCP preferences for the design and content of physician-oriented PEMs and determined key attributes that may increase their usability and uptake. METHODS: We held 90-minute focus groups with PCPs in Toronto, ON, Canada...
October 2016: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347447/user-requirements-for-a-chronic-kidney-disease-clinical-decision-support-tool-to-promote-timely-referral
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Joy Gulla, Pamela M Neri, David W Bates, Lipika Samal
BACKGROUND: Timely referral of patients with CKD has been associated with cost and mortality benefits, but referrals are often done too late in the course of the disease. Clinical decision support (CDS) offers a potential solution, but interventions have failed because they were not designed to support the physician workflow. We sought to identify user requirements for a chronic kidney disease (CKD) CDS system to promote timely referral. METHODS: We interviewed primary care physicians (PCPs) to identify data needs for a CKD CDS system that would encourage timely referral and also gathered information about workflow to assess risk factors for progression of CKD...
May 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342093/achieving-value-in-mobile-health-applications-for-cancer-survivors
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Sharon Watkins Davis, Ingrid Oakley-Girvan
PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify appropriate development and testing strategies for mobile health applications for cancer survivors. METHODS: In January of 2016, we conducted a PubMed search for mobile applications for cancer survivors. A total of 32 articles were selected for inclusion, including 13 review articles, and 19 articles describing an mHealth application or intervention. We assessed mobile app development and testing strategies and standards as described in these articles...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
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