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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691214/mobile-health-initiatives-in-vietnam-scoping-study
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Jeffrey A Lam, Linh Thuy Dang, Ngoc Tran Phan, Hue Thi Trinh, Nguyen Cong Vu, Cuong Kieu Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) offers a promising solution to the multitude of challenges the Vietnamese health system faces, but there is a scarcity of published information on mHealth in Vietnam. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this scoping study were (1) to summarize the extent, range, and nature of mHealth initiatives in Vietnam and (2) to examine the opportunities and threats of mHealth utilization in the Vietnamese context. METHODS: This scoping study systematically identified and extracted relevant information from 20 past and current mHealth initiatives in Vietnam...
April 24, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691209/experiences-of-general-practitioners-and-practice-support-staff-using-a-health-and-lifestyle-screening-app-in-primary-health-care-implementation-case-study
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Marianne Julie Webb, Greg Wadley, Lena Amanda Sanci
BACKGROUND: Technology-based screening of young people for mental health disorders and health compromising behaviors in general practice increases the disclosure of sensitive health issues and improves patient-centered care. However, few studies investigate how general practitioners (GPs) and practice support staff (receptionists and practice managers) integrate screening technology into their routine work, including the problems that arise and how the staff surmount them. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the implementation of a health and lifestyle screening app, Check Up GP, for young people aged 14 to 25 years attending an Australian general practice...
April 24, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689085/determining-the-scope-of-attacks-on-health-in-four-governorates-of-syria-in-2016-results-of-a-field-surveillance-program
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Rohini J Haar, Casey B Risko, Sonal Singh, Diana Rayes, Ahmad Albaik, Mohammed Alnajar, Mazen Kewara, Emily Clouse, Elise Baker, Leonard S Rubenstein
BACKGROUND: Violent attacks on and interferences with hospitals, ambulances, health workers, and patients during conflict destroy vital health services during a time when they are most needed and undermine the long-term capacity of the health system. In Syria, such attacks have been frequent and intense and represent grave violations of the Geneva Conventions, but the number reported has varied considerably. A systematic mechanism to document these attacks could assist in designing more protection strategies and play a critical role in influencing policy, promoting justice, and addressing the health needs of the population...
April 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685871/sentiment-analysis-of-health-care-tweets-review-of-the-methods-used
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REVIEW
Sunir Gohil, Sabine Vuik, Ara Darzi
BACKGROUND: Twitter is a microblogging service where users can send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets." There are several unstructured, free-text tweets relating to health care being shared on Twitter, which is becoming a popular area for health care research. Sentiment is a metric commonly used to investigate the positive or negative opinion within these messages. Exploring the methods used for sentiment analysis in Twitter health care research may allow us to better understand the options available for future research in this growing field...
April 23, 2018: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675546/telehealth-applied-to-physical-activity-during-cancer-treatment-a-feasibility-acceptability-and-randomized-pilot-study
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Charlène Villaron, François Cury, François Eisinger, Maria-A Cappiello, Tanguy Marqueste
PURPOSE: Previous studies have underlined the benefits of exercise during cancer therapy. However, patients are insufficiently active during treatment. Telehealth is used to encourage people to be active, reducing difficulties and offsetting the lack of infrastructure often reported. We aimed to identify the effects of recommendations and telehealth on the level of physical activity, fatigue, and quality of life. METHODS: Sixty patients suffering from various cancers under treatment were randomized into two groups...
April 19, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674308/uptake-of-tailored-text-message-smoking-cessation-support-in-pregnancy-when-advertised-on-the-internet-miquit-observational-study
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Joanne L Emery, Tim Coleman, Stephen Sutton, Sue Cooper, Jo Leonardi-Bee, Matthew Jones, Felix Naughton
BACKGROUND: Smoking in pregnancy is a major public health concern. Pregnant smokers are particularly difficult to reach, with low uptake of support options and few effective interventions. Text message-based self-help is a promising, low-cost intervention for this population, but its real-world uptake is largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the uptake and cost-effectiveness of a tailored, theory-guided, text message intervention for pregnant smokers ("MiQuit") when advertised on the internet...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673381/mobile-link-a-theory-based-messaging-intervention-for-improving-sexual-and-reproductive-health-of-female-entertainment-workers-in-cambodia-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Carinne Brody, Sovannary Tuot, Pheak Chhoun, Dallas Swendenman, Kathryn C Kaplan, Siyan Yi
BACKGROUND: In Cambodia, HIV prevalence is concentrated in key populations including among female entertainment workers (FEWs) who may engage in direct or indirect sex work. Reaching FEWs with sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services has been difficult because of their hidden and stigmatized nature. Mobile-phone-based interventions may be an effective way to reach this population and connect them with the existing services. This article describes study design and implementation of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a mobile health intervention (the Mobile Link) aiming to improve SRH and related outcomes among FEWs in Cambodia...
April 19, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672736/all-pins-are-not-created-equal-communicating-skin-cancer-visually-on-pinterest
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Sung-Eun Park, Lu Tang, Bijie Bie, Degui Zhi
We analyze the visual characteristics of skin cancer pins, including use of human image, use of fear-invoking image, pin composition, color, and text legibility. We also explore how these visual characteristics as well as information richness predict Pinterest users' participative engagement. A combination of descriptive and predictive content analysis of 708 pins is conducted. The demographic characteristics of human models are consistent with epidemiology data. Text legibility in bodycopy is low. Information richness is a significant predictor of number of repins in all pins except pins on melanoma with human models...
April 17, 2018: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671155/integration-of-peer-philosophy-into-a-standardized-self-management-mobile-health-intervention
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Karen L Fortuna, Marianne Storm, Kelly A Aschbrenner, Stephen J Bartels
Description of certified peer specialists integration of peer philosophy into the delivery of a self-management intervention enhanced with mobile health. Qualitative examination of peer case notes that were routinely entered on a peer care management electronic dashboard. This study included consumers with serious mental illness (N = 8) with a mean age of 68.8 years (SD = 4.9). Certified peer specialists (N = 3) were all female and aged 55 years or older. Peers entered 146 case notes on the peer care management notes dashboard...
April 19, 2018: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670987/the-curitiba-statement-on-health-promotion-and-equity-italian-version-and-analysis-of-criticalities
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A Sotgiu, A Demurtas, N Cannas, E Sias, A Tobarra-López, P Contu
BACKGROUND: The Curitiba Statement of health promotion and equity is the main result of the World Conference on International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE - UIPES), held in May 2016 in Curitiba. The Curitiba Statement is the outcome of a participatory process, result of collaboration of all conference participants. The Curitiba Statement represents the continuity from Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. This document remembers and asks to International Organizations, Governments, at all levels of the Institutions, the Health Sector, Citizens and Health Professionals and Researchers to change and eliminate all forms of discrimination and exclusion...
May 2018: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670554/mood-detection-in-ambiguous-messages-the-interaction-between-text-and-emoticons
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Nerea Aldunate, Mario Villena-González, Felipe Rojas-Thomas, Vladimir López, Conrado A Bosman
Face-to-face communication has several sources of contextual information that enables language comprehension. This information is used, for instance, to perceive mood of interlocutors, clarifying ambiguous messages. However, these contextual cues are absent in text-based communication. Emoticons have been proposed as cues used to stress the emotional intentions on this channel of communication. Most studies have suggested that their role is to contribute to a more accurate perception of emotions. Nevertheless, it is not clear if their influence on disambiguation is independent of their emotional valence and its interaction with text message valence...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669704/incorporating-a-static-versus-supportive-mobile-phone-app-into-a-partial-meal-replacement-program-with-face-to-face-support-randomized-controlled-trial
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Emily Brindal, Gilly A Hendrie, Jill Freyne, Manny Noakes
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone apps may be acceptable to users and could improve retention and adherence over more traditional methods, but there is mixed literature supporting their efficacy. In the weight management space, very little is known about how a mobile phone app integrating features beyond text messaging (short message service) can affect behavior, particularly when combined with face-to-face support. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a mobile phone app when combined with a partial meal replacement program including face-to-face support...
April 18, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669703/physical-activity-sedentary-behavior-and-diet-related-ehealth-and-mhealth-research-bibliometric-analysis
#13
REVIEW
Andre Matthias Müller, Carol A Maher, Corneel Vandelanotte, Melanie Hingle, Anouk Middelweerd, Michael L Lopez, Ann DeSmet, Camille E Short, Nicole Nathan, Melinda J Hutchesson, Louise Poppe, Catherine B Woods, Susan L Williams, Petra A Wark
BACKGROUND: Electronic health (eHealth) and mobile health (mHealth) approaches to address low physical activity levels, sedentary behavior, and unhealthy diets have received significant research attention. However, attempts to systematically map the entirety of the research field are lacking. This gap can be filled with a bibliometric study, where publication-specific data such as citations, journals, authors, and keywords are used to provide a systematic overview of a specific field...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668984/associations-between-engagement-and-outcomes-in-the-smokefreetxt-program-a-growth-mixture-modeling-analysis
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Kisha I Coa, Kara P Wiseman, Bryan Higgins, Erik Augustson
Introduction: Smoking continues to be a leading cause of preventable death. Mobile health (mHealth) can extend the reach of smoking cessation programs; however, user dropout, especially in real-world implementations of these programs, limit their potential effectiveness. Research is needed to understand patterns of engagement in mHealth cessation programs. Methods: SmokefreeTXT (SFTXT) is the National Cancer Institute's 6-8 week smoking cessation text messaging intervention...
April 16, 2018: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668294/text-messaging-and-social-network-site-use-to-facilitate-alcohol-involvement-comparison-of-u-s-and-korean-college-students
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Michaeline Jensen, Andrea M Hussong, Jeesook Baik
Alcohol-related content on public social networking sites (SNS) has been linked to collegiate alcohol use, but we know little about whether and how private forms of computer-mediated communication (CMC), like text messaging, are related to collegiate drinking, nor how alcohol-related CMC content and drinking are associated in non-Western cultures. We examined the ways in which private text messaging and SNS are used to facilitate alcohol involvement among U.S. (n = 575) and Korean (n = 462) college students (total N = 1037), two technologically wired cultures with prevalent collegiate alcohol misuse...
April 18, 2018: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665829/effect-of-a-low-intensity-self-management-lifestyle-intervention-on-knee-pain-in-community-based-young-to-middle-aged-rural-women-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Yuanyuan Wang, Catherine Lombard, Sultana Monira Hussain, Cheryce Harrison, Samantha Kozica, Sharmayne R E Brady, Helena Teede, Flavia M Cicuttini
BACKGROUND: Knee pain is common with obesity and weight gain being important risk factors. Previous clinical trials have focused on overweight or obese adults with knee pain and osteoarthritis and demonstrated modest effects of intense weight loss programs on reducing knee pain despite very significant weight loss. There has been no lifestyle intervention that targets community-based adults to test its effect on prevention of knee pain. We aimed to determine the effect of a simple low-intensity self-management lifestyle intervention (HeLP-her), proven in randomised controlled trials to improve lifestyle and prevent weight gain, on knee pain in community-based young to middle-aged rural women...
April 17, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664530/-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-smoking-cessation
#17
María Paz Corvalán B, Leonardo Véjar M, Claudia Bambs S, Juana Pavié G, Mónica Zagolin B, Jaime Cerda L
Considering that a high proportion of the Chilean general population smokes, the Chilean Society of Respiratory Diseases in collaboration with the Chilean Societies of Cardiology and, Endocrinology and Diabetes, formed an interdisciplinary group, who issued a set of recommendations for the treatment of the smoker, methodologically advised by experts. These interventions should be prioritized in high-risk groups. Methods The panel elaborated and graded the recommendations following the GRADE methodology. To assess the effect of each intervention, systematic reviews and randomized clinical trials were identified...
November 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663958/patterns-of-usage-and-preferences-of-users-for-tuberculosis-related-text-messages-and-voice-calls-in-uganda
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J M Ggita, C Ojok, A J Meyer, K Farr, P B Shete, E Ochom, P Turimumahoro, D Babirye, D Mark, D Dowdy, S Ackerman, M Armstrong-Hough, T Nalugwa, I Ayakaka, D Moore, J E Haberer, A Cattamanchi, A Katamba, J L Davis
BACKGROUND: Little information exists about mobile phone usage or preferences for tuberculosis (TB) related health communications in Uganda. METHODS: We surveyed household contacts of TB patients in urban Kampala, Uganda, and clinic patients in rural central Uganda. Questions addressed mobile phone access, usage, and preferences for TB-related communications. We collected qualitative data about messaging preferences. RESULTS: We enrolled 145 contacts and 203 clinic attendees...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661072/using-information-communication-technology-to-identify-deficits-in-rural-health-care-a-mixed-methods-evaluation-from-guatemala
#19
Katharina Wahedi, Walter Flores, Claudia Beiersmann, Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Albrecht Jahn
BACKGROUND: In August 2014, the Centre for the Studies of Equity and Governance in Health Systems (CEGSS) in Guatemala launched an online platform, which facilitates complaints about health services via text messages. The aim is to collect, systemise and forward such complaints to relevant institutions, and to create a data pool on perceived deficits of health care in rural Guatemala. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if the online platform is an accepted, user-friendly and efficient medium to engage citizens in the reporting of health care deficiencies in Guatemala...
2018: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659624/a-smart-tube-holder-enables-real-time-sample-monitoring-in-a-standard-lab-centrifuge
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Tony Hoang, Nicholas Moskwa, Ken Halvorsen
The centrifuge is among the oldest and most widely used pieces of laboratory equipment, with significant applications that include clinical diagnostics and biomedical research. A major limitation of laboratory centrifuges is their "black box" nature, limiting sample observation to before and after centrifugation. Thus, optimized protocols require significant trial and error, while unoptimized protocols waste time by centrifuging longer than necessary or material due to incomplete sedimentation. Here, we developed an instrumented centrifuge tube receptacle compatible with several commercial benchtop centrifuges that can provide real-time sample analysis during centrifugation...
2018: PloS One
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