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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191545/the-future-of-mobile-health-applications-and-devices-in-cardiovascular-health
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Heval Mohamed Kelli, Bradley Witbrodt, Amit Shah
Mobile health (mHealth) is the utilisation of mobile technologies in healthcare and has particular relevance in improving lifestyle behaviours which may ultimately reduce cardiovascular disease risk. Various intervention studies for example integrate self-monitoring of diet and physical activity with text messaging systems to improve intermediate outcomes. Currently the future progress of mHealth technologies in formal diagnostic and therapeutic roles is pending and includes the need to validate and standardise accelerometer and heart rate data from various devices...
January 2017: Euro Med J Innov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188585/assessing-the-effects-of-interpersonal-and-intrapersonal-behavior-change-strategies-on-physical-activity-in-older-adults-a-factorial-experiment
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Siobhan K McMahon, Beth Lewis, J Michael Oakes, Jean F Wyman, Weihua Guan, Alexander J Rothman
BACKGROUND: Little is known about which behavior change strategies motivate older adults to increase their physical activity. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the relative effects of two sets of behavior change strategies to motivate increased physical activity among older adults: interpersonal and intrapersonal. METHODS: Community-dwelling older adults (N = 102, mean age = 79) were randomized in a 2 × 2 factorial experiment to receive interpersonal (e...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181773/influence-of-the-fitbit-charge-hr-on-physical-activity-aerobic-fitness-and-disability-in-non-specific-back-pain-participants
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Rebecca Gordon, Saul Bloxham
BACKGROUND: Increasing levels of physical activity (PA) and aerobic fitness can reduce non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) yet patient's physical activity 1 and aerobic fitness 2 have been shown to be lower than healthy counterparts. Pedometers are effective at promoting PA 3, yet more 'advanced consumer level activity monitors' (AAMs) can provide greater feedback to the user. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of new advances in commercially available wearable technology on PA, aerobic fitness and disability of low back pain participants...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162341/-536-feasibility-and-preliminary-results-from-utilizing-a-fitbit-device-in-a-pediatric-pain-rehabilitation-program
#4
A Junghans-Rutelonis, J Gephardt, R Skipper, W Timm, K Weiss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154740/comparative-analysis-of-actigraphy-performance-in-healthy-young-subjects
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Giannina J Bellone, Santiago A Plano, Daniel P Cardinali, Daniel Pérez Chada, Daniel E Vigo, Diego A Golombek
Sleep-related health disorders are increasing worldwide; diagnosis and treatment of such sleep diseases are commonly invasive and sometimes unpractical or expensive. Actigraphy has been recently introduced as a tool for the study of sleep and circadian disorders; however, there are several devices that claim to be useful for research and have not been thoroughly tested. This comparative study provides activity, sleep and temperature information regarding several of the most commonly used actigraphers: Micro-Mini Motion Logger; Act Trust; Misfit Flash; Fitbit Flex & Thermochron...
October 2016: Sleep Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143805/assessing-the-influence-of-a-fitbit-physical-activity-monitor-on-the-exercise-practices-of-emergency-medicine-residents-a-pilot-study
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Justin David Schrager, Philip Shayne, Sarah Wolf, Shamie Das, Rachel Elizabeth Patzer, Melissa White, Sheryl Heron
BACKGROUND: Targeted interventions have improved physical activity and wellness of medical residents. However, no exercise interventions have focused on emergency medicine residents. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to measure the effectiveness of a wearable device for tracking physical activity on the exercise habits and wellness of this population, while also measuring barriers to adoption and continued use. METHODS: This pre-post cohort study enrolled 30 emergency medicine residents...
January 31, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117736/evaluation-of-commercial-self-monitoring-devices-for-clinical-purposes-results-from-the-future-patient-trial-phase-i
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Soren Leth, John Hansen, Olav W Nielsen, Birthe Dinesen
: Commercial self-monitoring devices are becoming increasingly popular, and over the last decade, the use of self-monitoring technology has spread widely in both consumer and medical markets. The purpose of this study was to evaluate five commercially available self-monitoring devices for further testing in clinical applications. Four activity trackers and one sleep tracker were evaluated based on step count validity and heart rate validity. METHODS: The study enrolled 22 healthy volunteers in a walking test...
January 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052867/how-consumer-physical-activity-monitors-could-transform-human-physiology-research
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Stephen P Wright, Tyish S Hall Brown, Scott R Collier, Kathryn Sandberg
Sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity are well-established risk factors for chronic disease and adverse health outcomes. Thus there is enormous interest in measuring physical activity in biomedical research. Many consumer physical activity monitors, including Basis® Health Tracker, BodyMedia® Fit, DirectLife®, Fitbit® Flex, Fitbit One, Fitbit Zip, Garmin® Vivofit, Jawbone® UP, MisFit® Shine, Nike® FuelBand, Polar® Loop, Withings® Pulse O2, and others have accuracies similar to that of research-grade physical activity monitors for measuring steps...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052773/a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-to-promote-physical-activity-in-adolescents-the-raising-awareness-of-physical-activity-raw-pa-study
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Nicola D Ridgers, Anna Timperio, Helen Brown, Kylie Ball, Susie Macfarlane, Samuel K Lai, Kara Richards, Winsfred Ngan, Jo Salmon
BACKGROUND: Recent technological advances provide an alternative yet underutilised opportunity for promoting physical activity in youth. The primary aim of the Raising Awareness of Physical Activity (RAW-PA) Study is to examine the short- and longer-term impact of a wearable activity monitor combined with digital behaviour change resources on adolescents' daily physical activity levels. METHODS/DESIGN: RAW-PA is a 12 week, multicomponent physical activity intervention that utilises a popular activity tracker (Fitbit® Flex) and supporting digital materials that will be delivered online via social media...
January 4, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024420/assessing-the-correlation-between-physical-activity-and-quality-of-life-in-advanced-lung-cancer
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Brett C Bade, Mary C Brooks, Sloan B Nietert, Ansley Ulmer, D David Thomas, Paul J Nietert, JoAnn B Scott, Gerard A Silvestri
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Increasing physical activity (PA) is safe and beneficial in lung cancer (LC) patients. Advanced-stage LC patients are under-studied and have worse symptoms and quality of life (QoL). We evaluated the feasibility of monitoring step count in advanced LC as well as potential correlations between PA and QoL. METHODS: This is a prospective, observational study of 39 consecutive patients with advanced-stage LC. Daily step count over 1 week (via Fitbit Zip), QoL, dyspnea, and depression scores were collected...
December 1, 2016: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957621/efficacy-feasibility-and-acceptability-of-a-novel-technology-based-intervention-to-support-physical-activity-in-cancer-survivors
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Nancy M Gell, Kristin W Grover, Morgan Humble, Michelle Sexton, Kim Dittus
PURPOSE: Physical activity is known to minimize the long-term side effects of cancer treatment. Yet, rates of physical activity participation by cancer survivors are significantly lower compared to the general population. The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the efficacy, feasibility, and acceptability of a technology-based intervention to promote maintenance of physical activity after completing an exercise-based oncology rehabilitation program. METHODS: The pre-post 4-week intervention included support delivered through tailored text messages, Fitbit® self-monitoring, and brief health coaching sessions...
December 13, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919170/validation-of-the-fitbit-one-garmin-vivofit-and-jawbone-up-activity-tracker-in-estimation-of-energy-expenditure-during-treadmill-walking-and-running
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Kym Price, Stephen R Bird, Noel Lythgo, Isaac S Raj, Jason Y L Wong, Chris Lynch
OBJECTIVES: To determine the validity of energy expenditure estimation made by the Fitbit One, Garmin Vivofit and Jawbone UP activity trackers during treadmill walking and running. Determining validity of such trackers will inform the interpretation of the data they generate. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHOD: Fourteen adults walked at 0.70, 1.25, 1.80 ms(-1) and ran at 2.22, 2.78, 3.33 ms(-1) on a treadmill wearing a Fitbit One, Garmin Vivofit and Jawbone UP...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912681/how-valid-are-wearable-physical-activity-trackers-for-measuring-steps
#13
Hyun-Sung An, Gregory C Jones, Seoung-Ki Kang, Gregory J Welk, Jung-Min Lee
Wearable activity trackers have become popular for tracking individual's daily physical activity, but little information is available to substantiate the validity of these devices in step counts. Thirty-five healthy individuals completed three conditions of activity tracker measurement: walking/jogging on a treadmill, walking over-ground on an indoor track, and a 24-hour free-living condition. Participants wore 10 activity trackers at the same time for both treadmill and over-ground protocol. Of these 10 activity trackers three were randomly given for 24-hour free-living condition...
April 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909945/individual-differences-in-diurnal-preference-and-time-of-exercise-interact-to-predict-exercise-frequency
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Garrett C Hisler, Alison L Phillips, Zlatan Krizan
BACKGROUND: Diurnal preference (and chronotype more generally) has been implicated in exercise behavior, but this relation has not been examined using objective exercise measurements nor have potential psychosocial mediators been examined. Furthermore, time-of-day often moderates diurnal preference's influence on outcomes, and it is unknown whether time-of-exercise may influence the relation between chronotype and exercise frequency. PURPOSE: The current study examined whether individual differences in diurnal preference ("morningness-eveningness") predict unique variance in exercise frequency and if commonly studied psychosocial variables mediate this relation (i...
December 1, 2016: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900173/how-accurate-are-the-wrist-based-heart-rate-monitors-during-walking-and-running-activities-are-they-accurate-enough
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Sarah E Stahl, Hyun-Sung An, Danae M Dinkel, John M Noble, Jung-Min Lee
BACKGROUND: Heart rate (HR) monitors are valuable devices for fitness-orientated individuals. There has been a vast influx of optical sensing blood flow monitors claiming to provide accurate HR during physical activities. These monitors are worn on the arm and wrist to detect HR with photoplethysmography (PPG) techniques. Little is known about the validity of these wearable activity trackers. AIM: Validate the Scosche Rhythm (SR), Mio Alpha (MA), Fitbit Charge HR (FH), Basis Peak (BP), Microsoft Band (MB), and TomTom Runner Cardio (TT) wireless HR monitors...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898460/a-pilot-comparison-of-a-smartphone-app-with-or-without-2-way-messaging-among-chronic-pain-patients-who-benefits-from-a-pain-app
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Robert N Jamison, Dylan C Jurcik, Robert R Edwards, Chuan-Chin Huang, Edgar L Ross
OBJECTIVES: The overall aim of this study was to determine the effect of introducing a smartphone pain app, for both Android and iPhone devices that enables chronic pain patients to assess, monitor, and communicate their status to their providers. METHODS: This study recruited 105 chronic pain patients to use a smartphone pain app and half of the subjects (N=52) had 2-way messaging available through the app. All subjects completed baseline measures and were asked to record their progress every day for 3 months, with the opportunity to continue for 6 months...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896433/continuous-daily-assessment-of-multiple-sclerosis-disability-using-remote-step-count-monitoring
#17
V J Block, A Lizée, E Crabtree-Hartman, C J Bevan, J S Graves, R Bove, A J Green, B Nourbakhsh, M Tremblay, P-A Gourraud, M Y Ng, M J Pletcher, J E Olgin, G M Marcus, D D Allen, B A C Cree, J M Gelfand
Disability measures in multiple sclerosis (MS) rely heavily on ambulatory function, and current metrics fail to capture potentially important variability in walking behavior. We sought to determine whether remote step count monitoring using a consumer-friendly accelerometer (Fitbit Flex) can enhance MS disability assessment. 99 adults with relapsing or progressive MS able to walk ≥2-min were prospectively recruited. At 4 weeks, study retention was 97% and median Fitbit use was 97% of days. Substudy validation resulted in high interclass correlations between Fitbit, ActiGraph and manual step count tally during a 2-minute walk test, and between Fitbit and ActiGraph (ICC = 0...
February 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887786/validity-and-reliability-of-fitbit-activity-monitors-compared-to-actigraph-gt3x-with-female-adults-in-a-free-living-environment
#18
Ryan E R Reid, Jessica A Insogna, Tamara E Carver, Andrea M Comptour, Nicole A Bewski, Cristina Sciortino, Ross E Andersen
OBJECTIVES: Inexpensive activity monitors have recently gained popularity with the general public. Researchers have evaluated these consumer-based monitors in laboratory-conditions. Given the current wide-spread consumer use of these devices, it is important to ensure users are attaining accurate information compared to previously validated measures. This study investigates the accuracy of Fitbit One and Flex activity monitors in measuring steps, sedentary time, and time spent in light, moderate, and vigorous intensity activities with ActiGraph GT3X+ with female adults in free-living conditions...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881359/feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-using-wearable-activity-trackers-in-youth-a-systematic-review
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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/27869582/implementing-and-using-a-patient-portal-a-qualitative-exploration-of-patient-and-provider-perspectives-on-engaging-patients
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Bridget L Ryan, Judith Belle Brown, Amanda Terry, Sonny Cejic, Moira Stewart, Amardeep Thind
BACKGROUND: The use of portals might be expected to rise; however, adoption has been slow. Development of portals has occurred with limited patient involvement. This paper fills a need for literature concerning perspectives regarding the value of portals, how best to organize and provide portals, and critically how to seek patient involvement in implementation.ObjectiveThe objective was to explore the feelings, ideas, and expectations of patients and primary care providers concerning the implementation and use of patient portals...
July 4, 2016: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
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