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Melvin Bonilla-Félix, Marta Suárez-Rivera
BACKGROUND: Puerto Rico suffered a major humanitarian -crisis after Hurricane Maria. We describe our experience with patients with renal disease in an academic medical center. SUMMARY: A comprehensive emergency response plan should be developed, shared and discussed with the team and the patients prior to the hurricane. The needs of the staff should not be ignored to ensure their ability to participate as responders. Physical damage to facilities, lack of basic services, shortage of disposable products, and the inability to get to treatment centers are the most common threats...
December 5, 2018: Blood Purification
Heather L Storer, Maria Rodriguez, Roxanne Franklin
One of the most frequent refrains heard in the public discourse on intimate partner violence (IPV) is why do they stay? The literature has demonstrated that IPV victims face multiple barriers to safely exiting their relationships. Currently, there has been a limited examination of the role social media can play in elucidating the lived experience of IPV. With 25% of the population using Twitter, there are opportunities to examine its utility for deepening understandings of IPV. Using data generated from the #WhyIStayed Twitter campaign, the purpose of this study is to examine Twitter users' reasons for staying in their abusive relationships...
December 5, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Gabriela L Stein, Stephanie I Coard, Lisa Kiang, Ruth K Smith, Yesenia C Mejia
The literature on parental racial-ethnic socialization (RES) has established the multiple protective effects of RES on developmental outcomes. Although the majority of this literature examines RES processes in adolescence, with the exception of identity processes this literature has not specifically tackled how these messages intersect with specific adolescent developmental processes. We review the literature on RES processes in non-White adolescents with a focus on the parent-adolescent relationship, risk-taking behaviors, romantic relationships, and different contexts (i...
September 2018: Journal of Research on Adolescence: the Official Journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence
Jon-Patrick Allem, Anuja Majmundar
Electric scooter (e-scooter) companies are growing in popularity across the United States looking to take advantage of the rideshare economy by providing an independent alternative to cars and bicycles. While e-scooter transportation could reduce emissions, and automobile congestion in local areas, powered two-wheeler drivers are extremely vulnerable to road risks. News reports of e-scooter crashes and fatalities have started to accumulate. Earlier research has demonstrated that the ways in which companies promote and demonstrate use of their product or service through social media influences consumer behavior...
March 2019: Preventive Medicine Reports
George Peat, Alison Rodriguez, Joanna Smith
OBJECTIVES: Adolescents and young adults with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions are often socially isolated because of the demands of their illness. Although adolescents and young adults have a noticeable online and social media presence, their motivations for using social media remain unclear. This article aims to summarise empirical research undertaken about how and why social media is used by adolescents and young adults with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions...
December 4, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
Mark Deady, David Johnston, David Milne, Nick Glozier, Dorian Peters, Rafael Calvo, Samuel Harvey
BACKGROUND: The workplace represents a unique setting for mental health interventions. Due to range of job-related factors, employees in male-dominated industries are at an elevated risk. However, these at-risk groups are often overlooked. HeadGear is a smartphone app-based intervention designed to reduce depressive symptoms and increase well-being in these populations. OBJECTIVE: This paper presents the development and pilot testing of the app's usability, acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary effectiveness...
December 4, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Pratikshya Thapa, Ashish Thapa, Nabina Khadka, Ruchi Bhattarai, Samir Jha, Amit Khanal, Bibhusan Basnet
OBJECTIVE: Social media has provided an online environment for patients to discuss regarding their health and seek medical information. The primary aim of our study was to analyze the quality of information shared on YouTube regarding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). RESULTS: More than half of the videos, 91 (57.23%) had duration of fewer than 5 min. Only 8 (5.03%) videos were rated as highly useful whereas 61 (38.36%) videos were misleading. Interestingly, there was a significant higher (1203...
December 4, 2018: BMC Research Notes
Fan Zhang, Lok-Wa Yuen, Lanyan Ding, Ian M Newman, Duane F Shell
OBJECTIVES: This pilot study tested the effectiveness of a brief alcohol-related intervention delivered by the social media app WeChat to teach about ethanol-induced facial flushing and increase the willingness of students who see another student flushing to suggest that he or she should reduce or stop drinking. In the context of Chinese drinking culture, it is sometimes socially difficult to refuse a drink, even when experiencing physical discomfort, such as flushing. METHODS: Classrooms of students in a medical university in China were randomly assigned to the intervention or control group...
November 2018: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
Lars Steinert, Christian Herff
Cryptocurrencies have recently received large media interest. Especially the great fluctuations in price have attracted such attention. Behavioral sciences and related scientific literature provide evidence that there is a close relationship between social media and price fluctuations of cryptocurrencies. This particularly applies to smaller currencies, which can be substantially influenced by references on Twitter. Although these so-called "altcoins" often have smaller trading volumes they sometimes attract large attention on social media...
2018: PloS One
Alexander Savelyev, Alan M MacEachren
This paper investigates the feasibility, from a user perspective, of integrating a heterogeneous information network mining (HINM) technique into SensePlace3 (SP3), a web-based geovisual analytics environment. The core contribution of this paper is a user study that determines whether an analyst with minimal background can comprehend the network data modeling metaphors employed by the resulting system, whether they can employ said metaphors to explore spatial data, and whether they can interpret the results of such spatial analysis correctly...
2018: PloS One
S Ulijaszek
Physical activity in the built environment of high income countries may be changing faster than at any time prior to the 2000s, with the engagement of social media, smart devices and increasing urban smartness that has come with the Internet of Things. This article describes the most salient features of built environments that have facilitated physical activity between the 1980s and 2000s (most importantly walkability and active transport with bicycles). It goes on to use the anthropological three bodies framework in association with that of forms of capital, to explore how the use of smart devices and increasing incorporation of smartness and performativity into architecture and urban planning since the 2000s might influence physical activity...
December 2018: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Alieske E H Dam, Hannah L Christie, Claudia M J Smeets, Martin P J van Boxtel, Frans R J Verhey, Marjolein E de Vugt
Introduction: Informal caregivers of persons with dementia have an increased risk of facing social isolation. Online social media interventions might offer a new opportunity to increase access to social support. An online social support platform, 'Inlife', was developed and launched in the Netherlands to enhance social support, positive interactions and information sharing in informal support networks. Objective: A process evaluation was performed to evaluate the internal and external validity of the Inlife intervention...
March 2019: Internet Interventions: the Application of Information Technology in Mental and Behavioural Health
Mahmoud S Alhaddad
This study aimed to measure the use of social media applications for health information among residents in Saudi Arabia. A cross sectional study was adopted in this study between 20th of September to 1st of December 2017. A pre-validated questionnaire was either distributed through face to face to respondents in public areas or through online survey which was posted to main social media groups in Saudi Arabia. All data was analyzed through using SPSS version 22.0. All p-values of less than 0.05 were considered significant...
December 2018: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
Danielle E Ramo, Meredith Meacham, Johannes Thrul, Alina Belohlavek, Urmimala Sarkar, Gary Humfleet
PURPOSE: LGBTQ+ young adults are disproportionately affected by tobacco use and associated health conditions. A culturally tailored intervention may improve smoking cessation with this priority population. We conducted focus groups to inform development of a social media intervention to help LGBTQ+ young adults quit smoking. METHODS: We conducted two focus groups with LGBTQ+ young adults (N = 27) throughout the United States in a Facebook secret group online setting...
November 30, 2018: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
Sarah Maslen, Deborah Lupton
BACKGROUND: Previous research has demonstrated the importance of search engines, websites, online discussion groups and social media groups for women in developed countries looking for health and medical information, but few studies have focused on Australian women. The Australian Women and Digital Health Project was designed to investigate how Australian women from a range of age groups and locations used digital health technologies across the full spectrum available to them. The findings on their use of online information and decision-making in relation to seeking face-to-face medical advice are discussed in this article...
December 3, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
Nursalam Nursalam, Martha Octavia, Rr Dian Tristiana, Ferry Efendi
OBJECTIVES: Sleep deprivation can cause serious physical and mental problems. Although sleep deprivation among adolescents is not a new phenomenon, this problem has recently gained more attention due to the frequent use of smartphones. This study aimed to explain the correlations among family support, academic stress, social network site (SNS) use, and insomnia in adolescents. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 180 adolescents aged 16 to 17 years, with simple random sampling...
December 3, 2018: Nursing Forum
J Jones, B Carter, R Wilkerson, C Kramer
This study assessed attitudes toward HIV and awareness of previous HIV prevention campaigns among young black men in the United States of America (USA). The study also ascertained the appropriateness of HIV testing messages for young black men and explored the use of social networking sites to deliver HIV testing messages for social media marketing campaigns. Nineteen (n = 19) black male college students attending a public university in Atlanta, GA, USA from September 2016 to October 2016 participated in three focus groups...
December 1, 2018: Health Education Research
Jay Shah, Prithwijit Das, Nallammai Muthiah, Ruth Milanaik
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In recent years, breakthroughs and advancements in new age technology have revolutionized the way children communicate and interact with the world around them. As social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat continue to grow in popularity, their usage has raised concerns about their role and impact on adolescent development and behavior. This review examines the psychosocial implications of social media usage on youth outcomes related to body image, socialization, and adolescent development...
November 30, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
George Aalbers, Richard J McNally, Alexandre Heeren, Sanne de Wit, Eiko I Fried
Passive social media use (PSMU)-for example, scrolling through social media news feeds-has been associated with depression symptoms. It is unclear, however, if PSMU causes depression symptoms or vice versa. In this study, 125 students reported PSMU, depression symptoms, and stress 7 times daily for 14 days. We used multilevel vector autoregressive time-series models to estimate (a) contemporaneous, (b) temporal, and (c) between-subjects associations among these variables. (a) More time spent on PSMU was associated with higher levels of interest loss, concentration problems, fatigue, and loneliness...
December 3, 2018: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
Latefa Ali Dardas, Amanda Woodward, Jewel Scott, Hanzhang Xu, Faleh A Sawair
AIMS: The objectives of this study were to (1) identify nursing journal articles that provoked the most online activity and discussion and (2) assess the association between these articles' altmetric scores and publication characteristics, citation counts; and publishing journals metrics. BACKGROUND: Altmetrics, or alternative metrics, have recently emerged as a complementary way of measuring the societal impact of research by assessing the public engagement with research output...
December 3, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
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