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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611007/using-social-media-to-deliver-weight-loss-programming-to-young-adults-design-and-rationale-for-the-healthy-body-healthy-u-hbhu-trial
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Melissa A Napolitano, Jessica A Whiteley, Meghan N Mavredes, Jamie Faro, Loretta DiPietro, Laura L Hayman, Charles J Neighbors, Samuel Simmens
BACKGROUND: The transitional period from late adolescence to early adulthood is a vulnerable period for weight gain, with a twofold increase in overweight/obesity during this life transition. In the United States, approximately one-third of young adults have obesity and are at a high risk for weight gain. PURPOSE: To describe the design and rationale of a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) sponsored randomized, controlled clinical trial, the Healthy Body Healthy U (HBHU) study, which compares the differential efficacy of three interventions on weight loss among young adults aged 18-35years...
June 10, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575462/sharing-and-helping-predictors-of-adolescents-willingness-to-share-diabetes-personal-health-information-with-peers
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Sarah E Vaala, Joyce M Lee, Korey K Hood, Shelagh A Mulvaney
Objective: Sharing personal information about type 1 diabetes (T1D) can help adolescents obtain social support, enhance social learning, and improve self-care. Diabetes technologies, online communities, and health interventions increasingly feature data-sharing components. This study examines factors underlying adolescents' willingness to share personal T1D information with peers. Materials and Methods: Participants were 134 adolescents (12-17 years of age; 56% female) who completed an online survey regarding experiences helping others with T1D, perceived social resources, beliefs about the value of sharing information and helping others, and willingness to share T1D information...
May 29, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540756/nonadjunctive-use-of-continuous-glucose-monitors-for-insulin-dosing
#3
Alan R Shapiro
With the increasing accuracy of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) have come calls for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to label these devices as safe for nonadjunctive dosing of insulin. However, there is evidence that these devices are subject to sporadic, unpredictable, large errors. A text analysis of reports to the FDA MAUDE database since 2015 reveals over 25 000 complaints of CGM sensor inaccuracy, with instances directly leading to serious outcomes. These new data were not considered at a recent FDA Advisory Panel meeting that voted to approve Dexcom G5 relabeling for nonadjunctive use...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403865/implementing-360%C3%A2-quantified-self-for-childhood-obesity-feasibility-study-and-experiences-from-a-weight-loss-camp-in-qatar
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Luis Fernandez-Luque, Meghna Singh, Ferda Ofli, Yelena A Mejova, Ingmar Weber, Michael Aupetit, Sahar Karim Jreige, Ahmed Elmagarmid, Jaideep Srivastava, Mohamed Ahmedna
BACKGROUND: The explosion of consumer electronics and social media are facilitating the rise of the Quantified Self (QS) movement where millions of users are tracking various aspects of their daily life using social media, mobile technology, and wearable devices. Data from mobile phones, wearables and social media can facilitate a better understanding of the health behaviors of individuals. At the same time, there is an unprecedented increase in childhood obesity rates worldwide. This is a cause for grave concern due to its potential long-term health consequences (e...
April 13, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397413/endocrine-and-metabolic-consequences-due-to-restrictive-carbohydrate-diets-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-an-illustrative-case-series
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Martin de Bock, Kristine Lobley, Donald Anderson, Elizabeth Davis, Kim Donaghue, Marcelle Pappas, Aris Siafarikas, Yoon Hi Cho, Timothy Jones, Carmel Smart
Low carbohydrate diets for the management of type 1 diabetes have been popularised by social media. The promotion of a low carbohydrate diet in lay media is in contrast to published pediatric diabetes guidelines that endorse a balanced diet from a variety of foods for optimal growth and development in children with type 1 diabetes. This can be a source of conflict in clinical practice. We describe a series of 6 cases where adoption of a low carbohydrate diet in children impacted growth and cardiovascular risk factors with potential long-term sequelae...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389418/understanding-health-care-social-media-use-from-different-stakeholder-perspectives-a-content-analysis-of-an-online-health-community
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Yingjie Lu, Yang Wu, Jingfang Liu, Jia Li, Pengzhu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Health care social media used for health information exchange and emotional communication involves different types of users, including patients, caregivers, and health professionals. However, it is difficult to identify different stakeholders because user identification data are lacking due to privacy protection and proprietary interests. Therefore, identifying the concerns of different stakeholders and how they use health care social media when confronted with huge amounts of health-related messages posted by users is a critical problem...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359728/enriching-consumer-health-vocabulary-through-mining-a-social-q-a-site-a-similarity-based-approach
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Zhe He, Zhiwei Chen, Sanghee Oh, Jinghui Hou, Jiang Bian
The widely known vocabulary gap between health consumers and healthcare professionals hinders information seeking and health dialogue of consumers on end-user health applications. The Open Access and Collaborative Consumer Health Vocabulary (OAC CHV), which contains health-related terms used by lay consumers, has been created to bridge such a gap. Specifically, the OAC CHV facilitates consumers' health information retrieval by enabling consumer-facing health applications to translate between professional language and consumer friendly language...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224349/mapping-the-health-information-landscape-in-a-rural-culturally-diverse-region-implications-for-interventions-to-reduce-information-inequality
#8
A Susana Ramírez, Erendira Estrada, Ariana Ruiz
The media is an important source of health information, especially critical in rural communities with geographically-dispersed populations that are harder to reach through other channels. Yet health information is unequally distributed; these information disparities are compounded in rural areas, which may contribute to health disparities. We identify and describe health-related news in a culturally-diverse rural California county characterized by high levels of poverty, unemployment, low educational attainment, and over half of Mexican-origin...
August 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187216/the-lexicocalorimeter-gauging-public-health-through-caloric-input-and-output-on-social-media
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Sharon E Alajajian, Jake Ryland Williams, Andrew J Reagan, Stephen C Alajajian, Morgan R Frank, Lewis Mitchell, Jacob Lahne, Christopher M Danforth, Peter Sheridan Dodds
We propose and develop a Lexicocalorimeter: an online, interactive instrument for measuring the "caloric content" of social media and other large-scale texts. We do so by constructing extensive yet improvable tables of food and activity related phrases, and respectively assigning them with sourced estimates of caloric intake and expenditure. We show that for Twitter, our naive measures of "caloric input", "caloric output", and the ratio of these measures are all strong correlates with health and well-being measures for the contiguous United States...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126155/social-media-as-a-platform-for-information-about-diabetes-foot-care-a-study-of-facebook-groups
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Tasnima Abedin, Mohammad Al Mamun, Mohammad A A Lasker, Syed Walid Ahmed, Nusrat Shommu, Nahid Rumana, Tanvir C Turin
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is one of the most challenging chronic health conditions in the current era. Diabetes-related foot problems need proper patient education, and social media could a play role to disseminate proper information. METHOD: A systematic search was performed on Facebook groups using the key words "diabetes foot care", "diabetes foot", "diabetes foot management" and "podiatric care". The search resulted in 57 groups and detailed activity information was collected from those groups...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069667/from-loquacious-to-reticent-understanding-patient-health-information-communication-to-guide-consumer-health-it-design
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Rupa S Valdez, Thomas M Guterbock, Kara Fitzgibbon, Ishan C Williams, Claire A Wellbeloved-Stone, Jaime E Bears, Hannah K Menefee
BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE: It is increasingly recognized that some patients self-manage in the context of social networks rather than alone. Consumer health information technology (IT) designed to support socially embedded self-management must be responsive to patients' everyday communication practices. There is an opportunity to improve consumer health IT design by explicating how patients currently leverage social media to support health information communication. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine types of health information communication patterns that typify Facebook users with chronic health conditions to guide consumer health IT design...
January 9, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064028/resilient-empowered-active-living-with-diabetes-real-diabetes-study-methodology-and-baseline-characteristics-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-an-occupation-based-diabetes-management-intervention-for-young-adults
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Elizabeth A Pyatak, Kristine Carandang, Cheryl Vigen, Jeanine Blanchard, Paola A Sequeira, Jamie R Wood, Donna Spruijt-Metz, Robin Whittemore, Anne L Peters
OVERVIEW: This paper describes the study protocol used to evaluate the Resilient, Empowered, Active Living with Diabetes (REAL Diabetes) intervention and reports on baseline characteristics of recruited participants. REAL Diabetes is an activity-based intervention designed to address the needs of young adults diagnosed with type 1 (T1D) or type 2 diabetes (T2D) from low socioeconomic status or racial/ethnic minority backgrounds. The REAL intervention incorporates tailored delivery of seven content modules addressing various dimensions of health and well-being as they relate to diabetes, delivered by a licensed occupational therapist...
March 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062392/variations-in-facebook-posting-patterns-across-validated-patient-health-conditions-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Robert J Smith, Patrick Crutchley, H Andrew Schwartz, Lyle Ungar, Frances Shofer, Kevin A Padrez, Raina M Merchant
BACKGROUND: Social media is emerging as an insightful platform for studying health. To develop targeted health interventions involving social media, we sought to identify the patient demographic and disease predictors of frequency of posting on Facebook. OBJECTIVE: The aims were to explore the language topics correlated with frequency of social media use across a cohort of social media users within a health care setting, evaluate the differences in the quantity of social media postings across individuals with different disease diagnoses, and determine if patients could accurately predict their own levels of social media engagement...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061902/disposal-practices-of-unused-and-expired-pharmaceuticals-among-general-public-in-kabul
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Mohammadk Bashaar, Vijay Thawani, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Fahad Saleem
BACKGROUND: Most of the medicine users remain unaware about the disposal of unused or expired medicines. The aim of this study was to know the disposal practices of unused and expired medicines among the general public in Kabul. METHODS: This was a descriptive, cross-sectional survey, conducted through face-to-face interviews using prevalidated structured questionnaire. Returned questionnaires were double-checked for accuracy. Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 23 was used for statistical analysis...
January 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013108/commentary-to-fergie-hunt-and-hilton-social-media-as-a-space-for-support-young-adults-perspectives-on-user-generated-content-about-diabetes-and-mental-health
#15
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979791/stigma-and-its-impact-on-glucose-control-among-youth-with-diabetes-protocol-for-a-canada-wide-study
#16
Anne-Sophie Brazeau, Meranda Nakhla, Michael Wright, Constadina Panagiotopoulos, Daniele Pacaud, Mélanie Henderson, Elham Rahme, Deborah Da Costa, Kaberi Dasgupta
BACKGROUND: Stigma in chronic disease involves unwarranted rejection, judgement, or exclusion by others based on the chronic disease itself. OBJECTIVE: We aim to determine the prevalence of stigma among youth and young adults with type 1 diabetes in Canada, to assess associations between stigma and glycemic control, and to explore ways to address stigma related to type 1 diabetes. METHODS: The study includes 3 distinct phases: (1) refinement of survey questions, (2) assessment of test-retest reliability, and (3) a data collection and analysis phase (online survey and mailed-in capillary blood sample to assess hemoglobin A1c)...
December 15, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884812/consumers-use-of-umls-concepts-on-social-media-diabetes-related-textual-data-analysis-in-blog-and-social-q-a-sites
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Min Sook Park, Zhe He, Zhiwei Chen, Sanghee Oh, Jiang Bian
BACKGROUND: The widely known terminology gap between health professionals and health consumers hinders effective information seeking for consumers. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to better understand consumers' usage of medical concepts by evaluating the coverage of concepts and semantic types of the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) on diabetes-related postings in 2 types of social media: blogs and social question and answer (Q&A). METHODS: We collected 2 types of social media data: (1) a total of 3711 blogs tagged with "diabetes" on Tumblr posted between February and October 2015; and (2) a total of 58,422 questions and associated answers posted between 2009 and 2014 in the diabetes category of Yahoo! Answers...
November 24, 2016: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799136/the-use-of-ehealth-and-provider-based-health-services-by-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-protocol-for-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Anne Helen Hansen, Meghan Bradway, Jan Broz, Tor Claudi, Øystein Henriksen, Silje C Wangberg, Eirik Årsand
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of diabetes and the use of electronic health (eHealth) resources are increasing. People with diabetes need frequent monitoring and follow-up of health parameters, and eHealth services can be of great significance in this regard. However, little is known about the extent to which different kinds of eHealth tools are used, and how the use of eHealth is associated with the use of provider-based health care services among people with diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study is to investigate the use of eHealth and its association with the use of provider-based health care services...
October 31, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795223/impact-of-increasing-social-media-use-on-sitting-time-and-body-mass-index
#19
Stephanie Alley, Pauline Wellens, Stephanie Schoeppe, Hein de Vries, Amanda L Rebar, Camille E Short, Mitch J Duncan, Corneel Vandelanotte
Issue addressed: Sedentary behaviours, in particular sitting, increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and poorer mental health status. In Australia, 70% of adults sit for more than 8h per day. The use of social media applications (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) is on the rise; however, no studies have explored the association of social media use with sitting time and body mass index (BMI).Methods: Cross-sectional self-report data on demographics, BMI and sitting time were collected from 1140 participants in the 2013 Queensland Social Survey...
October 28, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751984/building-a-national-neighborhood-dataset-from-geotagged-twitter-data-for-indicators-of-happiness-diet-and-physical-activity
#20
Quynh C Nguyen, Dapeng Li, Hsien-Wen Meng, Suraj Kath, Elaine Nsoesie, Feifei Li, Ming Wen
BACKGROUND: Studies suggest that where people live, play, and work can influence health and well-being. However, the dearth of neighborhood data, especially data that is timely and consistent across geographies, hinders understanding of the effects of neighborhoods on health. Social media data represents a possible new data resource for neighborhood research. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to build, from geotagged Twitter data, a national neighborhood database with area-level indicators of well-being and health behaviors...
October 17, 2016: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
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