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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286739/people-trying-to-lose-weight-dislike-calorie-counting-apps-and-want-motivational-support-to-help-them-achieve-their-goals
#1
Linda Solbrig, Ray Jones, David Kavanagh, Jon May, Tracey Parkin, Jackie Andrade
BACKGROUND: Two thirds of UK adults are overweight or obese and at increased risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. Basic public health support for weight loss comprises information about healthy eating and lifestyle, but internet and mobile applications (apps) create possibilities for providing long-term motivational support. AIMS: To explore among people currently trying to lose weight, or maintaining weight loss, (i) problems, experiences and wishes in regards to weight management and weight loss support including e-health support; (ii) reactions to Functional Imagery Training (FIT) as a possible intervention...
March 2017: Internet Interventions: the Application of Information Technology in Mental and Behavioural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269713/an-adaptive-deep-learning-approach-for-ppg-based-identification
#2
V Jindal, J Birjandtalab, M Baran Pouyan, M Nourani
Wearable biosensors have become increasingly popular in healthcare due to their capabilities for low cost and long term biosignal monitoring. This paper presents a novel two-stage technique to offer biometric identification using these biosensors through Deep Belief Networks and Restricted Boltzman Machines. Our identification approach improves robustness in current monitoring procedures within clinical, e-health and fitness environments using Photoplethysmography (PPG) signals through deep learning classification models...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269253/e-health-prototype-system-for-cardiac-telemonitoring
#3
Laura Juliana Vargas Escobar, Sergio Alexander Salinas
This paper presents the approach of an e-health system for cardiac telemonitoring which uses the development board LinkIt ONE as a monitoring system. Such board was adapted to measure the cardiac pulse, analyze it and determine whether a person is having a cardiac arrhythmia or not. When an arrhythmia appears, the prototype activates an alarm in order to report the patient's condition and its location to a caregiver or a close healthcare center. The data of the cardiac pulse is originated in an e-health sensor platform connected to an Arduino...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268840/secure-access-to-patient-s-health-records-using-speechxrays-a-mutli-channel-biometrics-platform-for-user-authentication
#4
Emmanouil G Spanakis, Marios Spanakis, Apostolos Karantanas, Kostas Marias
The most commonly used method for user authentication in ICT services or systems is the application of identification tools such as passwords or personal identification numbers (PINs). The rapid development in ICT technology regarding smart devices (laptops, tablets and smartphones) has allowed also the advance of hardware components that capture several biometric traits such as fingerprints and voice. These components are aiming among others to overcome weaknesses and flaws of password usage under the prism of improved user authentication with higher level of security, privacy and usability...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247177/technical-efficiency-of-nursing-homes-do-five-star-quality-ratings-matter
#5
Rajendra Dulal
This study investigates associations between five-star quality ratings and technical efficiency of nursing homes. The sample consists of a balanced panel of 338 nursing homes in California from 2009 through 2013 and uses two-stage data envelopment (DEA) analysis. The first-stage applies an input oriented variable returns to scale DEA analysis. The second-stage uses a left censored random-effect Tobit regression model. The five-star quality ratings i.e., health inspections, quality measures, staffing available on the Nursing Home Compare website are divided into two categories: outcome and structure form of quality...
February 28, 2017: Health Care Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244548/assessing-the-coverage-of-e-health-services-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review-and-analysis
#6
Davies Adeloye, Taiwo Adigun, Sanjay Misra, Nicholas Omoregbe
BACKGROUND: E-Health has attracted growing interests globally. The relative lack of facilities, skills, funds and information on existing e-Health initiatives has affected progress on e-Health in Africa. OBJECTIVES: To review publicly available literature on e-Health in sub-Saharan Africa (sSA) towards providing information on existing and ongoing e-Health initiatives in the region. METHODS: Searches of relevant literature were conducted on Medline, EMBASE and Global Health, with search dates set from 1990 to 2016...
February 28, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227975/an-adaptive-deep-learning-approach-for-ppg-based-identification
#7
V Jindal, J Birjandtalab, M Baran Pouyan, M Nourani, V Jindal, J Birjandtalab, M Baran Pouyan, M Nourani, V Jindal, M Baran Pouyan, J Birjandtalab, M Nourani
Wearable biosensors have become increasingly popular in healthcare due to their capabilities for low cost and long term biosignal monitoring. This paper presents a novel two-stage technique to offer biometric identification using these biosensors through Deep Belief Networks and Restricted Boltzman Machines. Our identification approach improves robustness in current monitoring procedures within clinical, e-health and fitness environments using Photoplethysmography (PPG) signals through deep learning classification models...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227487/e-health-prototype-system-for-cardiac-telemonitoring
#8
Laura Juliana Vargas Escobar, Sergio Alexander Salinas, Laura Juliana Vargas Escobar, Sergio Alexander Salinas, Sergio Alexander Salinas, Laura Juliana Vargas Escobar
This paper presents the approach of an e-health system for cardiac telemonitoring which uses the development board LinkIt ONE as a monitoring system. Such board was adapted to measure the cardiac pulse, analyze it and determine whether a person is having a cardiac arrhythmia or not. When an arrhythmia appears, the prototype activates an alarm in order to report the patient's condition and its location to a caregiver or a close healthcare center. The data of the cardiac pulse is originated in an e-health sensor platform connected to an Arduino...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227038/secure-access-to-patient-s-health-records-using-speechxrays-a-mutli-channel-biometrics-platform-for-user-authentication
#9
Emmanouil G Spanakis, Marios Spanakis, Apostolos Karantanas, Kostas Marias, Emmanouil G Spanakis, Marios Spanakis, Apostolos Karantanas, Kostas Marias, Emmanouil G Spanakis, Apostolos Karantanas, Marios Spanakis, Kostas Marias
The most commonly used method for user authentication in ICT services or systems is the application of identification tools such as passwords or personal identification numbers (PINs). The rapid development in ICT technology regarding smart devices (laptops, tablets and smartphones) has allowed also the advance of hardware components that capture several biometric traits such as fingerprints and voice. These components are aiming among others to overcome weaknesses and flaws of password usage under the prism of improved user authentication with higher level of security, privacy and usability...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224877/-helping-people-to-give-up-smoking-efficacy-and-safety-of-smoking-cessation-interventions
#10
R C van de Graaf, O C P van Schayck
- This review evaluates the safety and efficacy of, smoking cessation interventions.- Behavioural counselling is the cornerstone of smoking cessation programmes.- This counselling can be supplemented with written self-help materials, telephone counselling and e-health tailored to individual patient preferences.- Behavioural counselling may be combined with pharmacotherapy for increased effectiveness. First choice is a combination of a nicotine patch and a nicotine lozenge or chewing gum, mainly because of the favourable side-effect profile...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215372/the-managing-epilepsy-well-network-advancing-epilepsy-self-management
#11
EDITORIAL
Martha Sajatovic, Barbara C Jobst, Ross Shegog, Yvan A Bamps, Charles E Begley, Robert T Fraser, Erica K Johnson, Dilip K Pandey, Rakale C Quarells, Peter Scal, Tanya M Spruill, Nancy J Thompson, Rosemarie Kobau
Epilepsy, a complex spectrum of disorders, affects about 2.9 million people in the U.S. Similar to other chronic disorders, people with epilepsy face challenges related to management of the disorder, its treatment, co-occurring depression, disability, social disadvantages, and stigma. Two national conferences on public health and epilepsy (1997, 2003) and a 2012 IOM report on the public health dimensions of epilepsy highlighted important knowledge gaps and emphasized the need for evidence-based, scalable epilepsy self-management programs...
March 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207157/coping-strategies-tailored-to-the-management-of-fear-of-recurrence-and-adaptation-for-e-health-delivery-the-fortitude-intervention
#12
Lynne I Wagner, Jenna Duffecy, Frank Penedo, David C Mohr, David Cella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194684/diagnostic-and-prognostic-utility-of-non-invasive-multimodal-imaging-in-chronic-wound-monitoring-a-systematic-review
#13
Rashmi Mukherjee, Suman Tewary, Aurobinda Routray
Monitoring chronic wound [CW] healing is a challenging issue for clinicians across the world. Moreover, the health and cost burden of CW are escalating at a disturbing rate due to a global rise in population of elderly and diabetic cases. The conventional approach includes visual contour, sketches, or more rarely tracings. However, such conventional techniques bring forth infection, pain, allergies. Furthermore, these methods are subjective as well as time-consuming. As such, nowadays, non-touching and non-invasive CW monitoring system based on imaging techniques are gaining importance...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186945/effect-of-an-evidence-based-website-on-healthcare-usage-an-interrupted-time-series-study
#14
Wouter A Spoelman, Tobias N Bonten, Margot W M de Waal, Ton Drenthen, Ivo J M Smeele, Markus M J Nielen, Niels H Chavannes
OBJECTIVES: Healthcare costs and usage are rising. Evidence-based online health information may reduce healthcare usage, but the evidence is scarce. The objective of this study was to determine whether the release of a nationwide evidence-based health website was associated with a reduction in healthcare usage. DESIGN: Interrupted time series analysis of observational primary care data of healthcare use in the Netherlands from 2009 to 2014. SETTING: General community primary care...
November 9, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166172/cost-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-treatment-options-for-sanders-ii-and-iii-calcaneus-fractures-in-laborers
#15
R Carter Clement, Pamela J Lang, Brett J Pettett, Robert A Overman, Robert F Ostrum, Josh N Tennant
OBJECTIVE: This study compares the cost and cost-effectiveness of treatments options for Sanders II/III displaced intra-articular calcaneus fractures (DIACF's) in laborers. METHODS: Literature on Sanders type II and III fractures was reviewed to determine complication rates and utility values for each treatment option. Costs were calculated using Medicare reimbursement and implant prices from our institution. Monte Carlo simulations were used to analyze a decision-tree to determine the cost and cost-effectiveness of each treatment from a societal perspective...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164721/human-life-history-strategies
#16
Kristine J Chua, Aaron W Lukaszewski, DeMond M Grant, Oliver Sng
Human life history (LH) strategies are theoretically regulated by developmental exposure to environmental cues that ancestrally predicted LH-relevant world states (e.g., risk of morbidity-mortality). Recent modeling work has raised the question of whether the association of childhood family factors with adult LH variation arises via (i) direct sampling of external environmental cues during development and/or (ii) calibration of LH strategies to internal somatic condition (i.e., health), which itself reflects exposure to variably favorable environments...
January 2017: Evolutionary Psychology: An International Journal of Evolutionary Approaches to Psychology and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148421/-e-health-benefiting-wounds-and-healing
#17
REVIEW
Laurent Klein
The treatment of wounds forms a major part of nurses' practice in patients' homes. The choice of dressing requires real expertise drawing notably on collaborative approaches and the sharing of the patient's records. Based on this observation, Laurent Klein, a private practice nurse, designed and developed an e-health tool aimed specifically at the treatment of wounds. A real nursing success story which has helped to improve the quality of care.
October 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144833/implementation-and-dissemination-of-the-sikh-american-families-oral-health-promotion-program
#18
Mary E Northridge, Rucha Kavathe, Jennifer Zanowiak, Laura Wyatt, Hardayal Singh, Nadia Islam
The Sikh American Families Oral Health Promotion Program used a community-based participatory approach to develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate a culturally tailored oral health/healthy living curriculum for the Sikh-South Asian community. Here, we examine the impact of community engagement throughout the process of program implementation in five Gurdwaras (places of worship) in New York and New Jersey and dissemination of the findings through targeted venues and the curriculum via e-Health resources...
January 31, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144682/representation-of-people-s-decisions-in-health-information-systems-a-complementary-approach-for-understanding-health-care-systems-and-population-health
#19
Fernan Gonzalez Bernaldo de Quiros, Adriana R Dawidowski, Silvana Figar
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we aimed: 1) to conceptualize the theoretical challenges facing health information systems (HIS) to represent patients' decisions about health and medical treatments in everyday life; 2) to suggest approaches for modeling these processes. METHODS: The conceptualization of the theoretical and methodological challenges was discussed in 2015 during a series of interdisciplinary meetings attended by health informatics staff, epidemiologists and health professionals working in quality management and primary and secondary prevention of chronic diseases of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, together with sociologists, anthropologists and e-health stakeholders...
February 1, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143494/evaluation-of-a-new-transmural-trauma-care-model-ttcm-for-the-rehabilitation-of-trauma-patients-a-study-protocol
#20
Suzanne H Wiertsema, Johanna M van Dongen, Edwin Geleijn, Maaike Schothorst, Frank W Bloemers, Vincent de Groot, Raymond W J G Ostelo
BACKGROUND: Improved organization of trauma care in the acute phase has reduced mortality of trauma patients. However, there has been limited attention for the optimal organization of post-clinical rehabilitation of trauma patients. Therefore we developed a Transmural Trauma Care Model (TTCM). This TTCM consists of four equally important components: 1) intake and follow up consultations by a multidisciplinary team consisting of trauma surgeon and hospital based trauma physical therapist, 2) coordination and individual goal setting for each patient by this team, 3) primary care physical therapy by specialized physical therapists organized in a network and 4) E-health support for transmural communication and treatment according to protocols...
January 31, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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