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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319239/mobile-health-interventions-for-improving-health-outcomes-in-youth-a-meta-analysis
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David A Fedele, Christopher C Cushing, Alyssa Fritz, Christina M Amaro, Adrian Ortega
Importance: Mobile health interventions are increasingly popular in pediatrics; however, it is unclear how effective these interventions are in changing health outcomes. Objective: To determine the effectiveness of mobile health interventions for improving health outcomes in youth 18 years or younger. Data Sources: Studies published through November 30, 2016, were collected through PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Educational Resources Information Center, and PsychINFO...
March 20, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302916/advances-in-heart-failure-a-review-of-biomarkers-emerging-pharmacological-therapies-durable-mechanical-support-and-telemonitoring
#2
REVIEW
Yasbanoo Moayedi, Heather J Ross
The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of diagnosis, prognosis and management of heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Specifically, this review is divided into three sections. The first section will address biomarkers. The discovery of biomarkers has allowed further understanding of the pathophysiology of HF and provides insight into potential therapeutic targets. This review will focus on novel applications of natriuretic peptides (NPs) in clinical trials. Next, emerging biomarkers of HF, such as ST2, galectin-3 and copeptin, will be discussed...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302638/innovative-approach-for-self-management-and-social-welfare-of-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-in-europe-development-validation-and-implementation-of-an-mhealth-tool-mycyfapp
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Joaquim Calvo-Lerma, Celia P Martinez-Jimenez, Juan-Pablo Lázaro-Ramos, Ana Andrés, Paula Crespo-Escobar, Erlend Stav, Cornelia Schauber, Lucia Pannese, Jessie M Hulst, Lucrecia Suárez, Carla Colombo, Celeste Barreto, Kris de Boeck, Carmen Ribes-Koninckx
INTRODUCTION: For the optimal management of children with cystic fibrosis, there are currently no efficient tools for the precise adjustment of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, either for advice on appropriate dietary intake or for achieving an optimal nutrition status. Therefore, we aim to develop a mobile application that ensures a successful nutritional therapy in children with cystic fibrosis. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A multidisciplinary team of 12 partners coordinate their efforts in 9 work packages that cover the entire so-called 'from laboratory to market' approach by means of an original and innovative co-design process...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302597/mhealth-interventions-for-health-system-strengthening-in-china-a-systematic-review
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Maoyi Tian, Jing Zhang, Rong Luo, Shi Chen, Djordje Petrovic, Julie Redfern, Dong Roman Xu, Anushka Patel
BACKGROUND: With rapidly expanding infrastructure in China, mobile technology has been deemed to have the potential to revolutionize health care delivery. There is particular promise for mobile health (mHealth) to positively influence health system reform and confront the new challenges of chronic diseases. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically review existing mHealth initiatives in China, characterize them, and examine the extent to which mHealth contributes toward the health system strengthening in China...
March 16, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302050/implementation-of-clinical-research-trials-using-web-based-and-mobile-devices-challenges-and-solutions
#5
EDITORIAL
Roy Eagleson, Luis Altamirano-Diaz, Alex McInnis, Eva Welisch, Stefanie De Jesus, Harry Prapavessis, Meghan Rombeek, Jamie A Seabrook, Teresa Park, Kambiz Norozi
BACKGROUND: With the increasing implementation of web-based, mobile health interventions in clinical trials, it is crucial for researchers to address the security and privacy concerns of patient information according to high ethical standards. The full process of meeting these standards is often made more complicated due to the use of internet-based technology and smartphones for treatment, telecommunication, and data collection; however, this process is not well-documented in the literature...
March 17, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300225/mobile-health-for-stroke-a-promising-concept-for-research-and-practice
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EDITORIAL
Fred Stephen Sarfo, Bruce Ovbiagele
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299376/proximity-to-healthcare-clinic-and-depression-risk-in-south-africa-geospatial-evidence-from-a-nationally-representative-longitudinal-study
#7
Andrew Tomita, Alain M Vandormael, Diego Cuadros, Rob Slotow, Frank Tanser, Jonathan K Burns
Proximity to primary healthcare facilities may be a serious barrier to accessing mental health services in resource-limited settings. In this study, we examined whether the distance to the primary healthcare clinic (PHCC) was associated with risk of depression in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Depressive symptoms and household coordinates data were accessed from the nationally representative South African National Income Dynamics Study. Distances between households and their nearest PHCCs were calculated and mixed-effects logistic regression models fitted to the data...
March 15, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298971/oral-health-and-medical-conditions-among-amish-children
#8
Masahiro Heima, Marc-Allen Harrison, Peter Milgrom
BACKGROUND: The Amish are a growing population who live a traditional, rural way of life, which makes them less accepting of modernism. Most Amish live in poverty and are detached from modern health care. In addition, the recent change of their lifestyle has been reported, such as consuming a nontraditional diet and the usage of electronic devices. As a result, their lifestyle change may have impacted their oral health. However, since only a single report about oral health among Amish children has been published approximately three decades ago it has not yet been updated...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292740/mobile-app-based-interventions-to-support-diabetes-self-management-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials-to-identify-functions-associated-with-glycemic-efficacy
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Yuan Wu, Xun Yao, Giacomo Vespasiani, Antonio Nicolucci, Yajie Dong, Joey Kwong, Ling Li, Xin Sun, Haoming Tian, Sheyu Li
BACKGROUND: Mobile health apps for diabetes self-management have different functions. However, the efficacy and safety of each function are not well studied, and no classification is available for these functions. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to (1) develop and validate a taxonomy of apps for diabetes self-management, (2) investigate the glycemic efficacy of mobile app-based interventions among adults with diabetes in a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), and (3) explore the contribution of different function to the effectiveness of entire app-based interventions using the taxonomy...
March 14, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292288/mobile-technology-for-community-health-in-ghana-what-happens-when-technical-functionality-threatens-the-effectiveness-of-digital-health-programs
#10
Amnesty E LeFevre, Diwakar Mohan, David Hutchful, Larissa Jennings, Garrett Mehl, Alain Labrique, Karen Romano, Anitha Moorthy
BACKGROUND: Despite the growing use of technology in the health sector, little evidence is available on the technological performance of mobile health programs nor on the willingness of target users to utilize these technologies as intended (behavioral performance). In this case study of the Mobile Technology for Health (MOTECH) program in Ghana, we assess the platform's effectiveness in delivering messages, along with user response across sites in five districts from 2011 to 2014. METHODS: MOTECH is comprised of "Client Data Application" (CDA) which allows providers to digitize and track service delivery information for women and infants and "Mobile Midwife" (MM) which sends automated educational voice messages to the mobile phones of pregnant and postpartum women...
March 14, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288104/the-asthma-mobile-health-study-a-large-scale-clinical-observational-study-using-researchkit
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Yu-Feng Yvonne Chan, Pei Wang, Linda Rogers, Nicole Tignor, Micol Zweig, Steven G Hershman, Nicholas Genes, Erick R Scott, Eric Krock, Marcus Badgeley, Ron Edgar, Samantha Violante, Rosalind Wright, Charles A Powell, Joel T Dudley, Eric E Schadt
The feasibility of using mobile health applications to conduct observational clinical studies requires rigorous validation. Here, we report initial findings from the Asthma Mobile Health Study, a research study, including recruitment, consent, and enrollment, conducted entirely remotely by smartphone. We achieved secure bidirectional data flow between investigators and 7,593 participants from across the United States, including many with severe asthma. Our platform enabled prospective collection of longitudinal, multidimensional data (e...
March 13, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285274/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-text-messaging-to-support-antenatal-healthcare-in-iraqi-pregnant-women-a-pilot-study
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Taghreed Alhaidari, Nazar Amso, Taqi Mohammed Jawad, Ulfat Alnakkash, Faris Khazaal, Ahmed Alnaaimi, Timothy Pickles, Rebecca Playle, Robert Istepanian, Nada Philip, John W Gregory, Thamer Al Hilfi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility and acceptability of mobile health technology and its potential to improve antenatal care (ANC) services in Iraq. METHODS: This was a controlled experimental study conducted at primary health care centers. One hundred pregnant women who attended those centres for ANC were exposed to weekly text messages varying in content, depending on the week of gestation, while 150 women were recruited for the unexposed group. The number of ANC visits in the intervention and control groups, was the main outcome measure...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283465/design-considerations-for-mhealth-programs-targeting-smokers-not-yet-ready-to-quit-results-of-a-sequential-mixed-methods-study
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Jennifer B McClure, Jaimee Heffner, Sarah Hohl, Predrag Klasnja, Sheryl L Catz
BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) smoking cessation programs are typically designed for smokers who are ready to quit smoking. In contrast, most smokers want to quit someday but are not yet ready to quit. If mHealth apps were designed for these smokers, they could potentially encourage and assist more people to quit smoking. No prior studies have specifically examined the design considerations of mHealth apps targeting smokers who are not yet ready to quit. OBJECTIVE: To inform the user-centered design of mHealth apps for smokers who were not yet ready to quit by assessing (1) whether these smokers were interested in using mHealth tools to change their smoking behavior; (2) their preferred features, functionality, and content of mHealth programs addressing smoking; and (3) considerations for marketing or distributing these programs to promote their uptake...
March 10, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283148/there-s-no-app-for-that-assessing-the-impact-of-mhealth-on-the-supervision-motivation-engagement-and-satisfaction-of-community-health-workers-in-sierra-leone
#14
Frédérique Vallières, Eilish McAuliffe, Bianca van Bavel, Patrick J Wall, Augustine Trye
BACKGROUND: The unprecedented access to mobile phones in resource-poor settings has seen the emergence of mobile-health (mHealth) applications specific for low- and middle-income contexts. One such application is the Mobile Technology for Community Health Suite (MOTECH Suite). Given the importance of community health worker (CHW) perceptions of a health program toward its successful implementation, this study explores whether the introduction of an mHealth application, as a human resource management tool, is associated with changes in CHW perceived supervision, motivation, work engagement, and job satisfaction over time...
September 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283147/mhealth-interventions-in-low-income-countries-to-address-maternal-health-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Daniela Colaci, Simran Chaudhri, Ashwin Vasan
BACKGROUND: The wide availability and relative simplicity of mobile phones make them a promising instrument for delivering a variety of health-related interventions. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions have been tested in a variety of health delivery areas, but research has been restricted to pilot and small studies with limited generalizability. The aim of this review was to explore the current evidence on the use of mHealth for maternal health interventions in low- and low middle-income countries...
September 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276086/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-examine-the-effectiveness-of-the-home-but-not-alone-mobile-health-application-educational-programme-on-parental-outcomes
#16
Shefaly Shorey, Ying Y Lau, Cindy-Lee Dennis, Yah Shih Chan, Wilson Wai San Tam, Yiong Huak Chan
AIM: To examine the effectiveness of 'Home-but not Alone', a postnatal psychoeducational programme delivered via a mobile-health application for parents during the early postpartum period to improve parenting outcomes. BACKGROUND: The early postpartum period is often a challenging but crucial period for new parents. Supportive educational programmes delivered via mobile-health applications are needed to improve parenting outcomes. DESIGN: A randomized controlled two-group pre-test and post-test design was adopted...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274904/gender-specific-combination-hiv-prevention-for-youth-in-high-burden-settings-the-mp3-youth-observational-pilot-study-protocol
#17
Jasmine Buttolph, Irene Inwani, Kawango Agot, Charles M Cleland, Peter Cherutich, James N Kiarie, Alfred Osoti, Connie L Celum, Jared M Baeten, Ruth Nduati, John Kinuthia, Timothy B Hallett, Ramzi Alsallaq, Ann E Kurth
BACKGROUND: Nearly three decades into the epidemic, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains the region most heavily affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), with nearly 70% of the 34 million people living with HIV globally residing in the region. In SSA, female and male youth (15 to 24 years) are at a disproportionately high risk of HIV infection compared to adults. As such, there is a need to target HIV prevention strategies to youth and to tailor them to a gender-specific context. This protocol describes the process for the multi-staged approach in the design of the MP3 Youth pilot study, a gender-specific, combination, HIV prevention intervention for youth in Kenya...
March 8, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274374/an-investigation-of-users-attitudes-requirements-and-willingness-to-use-mobile-phone-based-interactive-voice-response-systems-for-seeking-healthcare-in-ghana-a-qualitative-study
#18
J Brinkel, P Dako-Gyeke, A Krämer, J May, J N Fobil
OBJECTIVES: In implementing mobile health interventions, user requirements and willingness to use are among the most crucial concerns for success of the investigation and have only rarely been examined in sub-Saharan Africa. This study aimed to specify the requirements of caregivers of children in order to use a symptom-based interactive voice response (IVR) system for seeking healthcare. This included (i) the investigation of attitudes towards mobile phone use and user experiences and (ii) the assessment of facilitators and challenges to use the IVR system...
March 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269475/mobile-teleradiology-system-suitable-for-m-health-services-supporting-content-and-semantic-based-image-retrieval-on-a-grid-infrastructure
#19
Alexandra La Cruz, Ruben Medina, Francisco Vega, Wilson Perez, Blanca Ochoa, Victor Saquicela, Mauricio Espinoza, Lizandro Solano-Quinde, Maria-Esther Vidal
Teleradiology systems tackle the problem of transferring radiological images between medical image workstations for facilitating different medical activities, e.g., diagnosis, treatment and follow up a patient, medical training, or consulting second opinion. Nowadays, m-Health (aka mobile health) is becoming popular because of high quality of mobile displays, although remains a work in progress. In this paper a mobile teleradiology system is reported, which main contribution is the development of a platform: (1) supported by a Grid infrastructure, (2) using biomedical ontologies for adding semantic annotations on medical images, and (3) supporting semantic and content-based image retrieval...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269007/acceptability-of-a-team-based-mobile-health-mhealth-application-for-lifestyle-self-management-in-individuals-with-chronic-illnesses
#20
Andrea L Hartzler, Anusha Venkatakrishnan, Shiwali Mohan, Michael Silva, Paula Lozano, James D Ralston, Evette Ludman, Dori Rosenberg, Katherine M Newton, Lester Nelson, Peter Pirolli
With increased incidence of chronic illnesses arising due to unhealthy lifestyle habits, it is increasingly important to leverage technology applications to promote and sustain health behavior change. We developed a smartphone-based application, NutriWalking (NW), which recommends personalized daily exercise goals and promotes healthy nutritional habits in small peer teams. Here, we demonstrate an early study of usability and acceptability of this app in patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Depression...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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