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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152999/what-kind-of-information-and-communication-technologies-do-patients-with-copd-prefer-to-use-a-cross-sectional-study-in-latin-america
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Ivan Cherrez Ojeda, J C Calderon, O López Jove, A Guerreros, Karin J Plaza, Jose A Cano, E Vanegas, M Felix, V Mata, E Calero, A Cherrez, D Simancas-Racines
The aim of the present study was to assess the frequency of uses and preferences of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among Latin American chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. We conducted an anonymous cross-sectional survey study on Latin American COPD patients. The adapted version of the Michigan questionnaire was employed in eligible outpatients in different cities of Latin America. We categorized age and educational levels into three groups. The time passed since COPD diagnosis was categorized as ≤5 years and >5 years...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146568/health-seeking-influence-reflected-by-online-health-related-messages-received-on-social-media-cross-sectional-survey
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Rahila Iftikhar, Bahaa Abaalkhail
BACKGROUND: Major social networking platforms, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter, have become popular means through which people share health-related information, irrespective of whether messages disseminated through these channels are authentic. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe the demographic characteristics of patients that may demonstrate their attitudes toward medical information shared on social media networks. Second, we address how information found through social media affects the way people deal with their health...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115040/telecytology-is-it-possible-with-smartphone-images
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Davut Sahin, Uguray Payam Hacisalihoglu, Saime Hale Kirimlioglu
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to discuss smartphone usage in telecytology and determine intraobserver concordance between microscopic cytopathological diagnoses and diagnoses derived via static smartphone images. METHODS: The study was conducted with 172 cytologic material. A pathologist captured static images of the cytology slides from the ocular lens of a microscope using a smartphone. The images were transferred via WhatsApp® to a cytopathologist working in another center who made all the microscopic cytopathological diagnoses 5-27 months ago...
November 8, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104436/taxonomy-and-biogeography-without-frontiers-whatsapp-facebook-and-smartphone-digital-photography-let-citizen-scientists-in-more-remote-localities-step-out-of-the-dark
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Nano Suprayitno, Raden Pramesa Narakusumo, Thomas von Rintelen, Lars Hendrich, Michael Balke
Background: Taxonomy and biogeography can benefit from citizen scientists. The use of social networking and open access cooperative publishing can easily connect naturalists even in more remote areas with in-country scientists and institutions, as well as those abroad. This enables taxonomic efforts without frontiers and at the same time adequate benefit sharing measures. New information: We present new distribution and habitat data for diving beetles of Bali island, Indonesia, as a proof of concept...
2017: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046774/role-of-whatsapp-based-discussions-in-improving-residents-knowledge-of-post-operative-pain-management-a-pilot-study
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Sumitra G Bakshi, Pranay Bhawalkar
BACKGROUND: To provide a platform for the dissemination of basic knowledge of pain management, a WhatsApp group was created by residents and consultants. Common clinical scenarios, resident queries, and important instructions to be followed by residents with respect to running the Acute Pain Service were discussed in the group. This study evaluates the benefits of this interaction. METHODS: This study was approved by the hospital ethics board and was registered with the Clinical Trial Registry of India...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929582/the-effectiveness-of-a-psychoeducation-intervention-delivered-via-whatsapp-for-mothers-of-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-asd-in-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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A Hemdi, D Daley
BACKGROUND: Mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) report high levels of stress and lower levels of well-being than parents of typically developing children. Current interventions for ASD typically focus on working with the child rather than delivering strategies to help support parents. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a psychoeducation intervention developed to support mothers of children with ASD in Saudi Arabia. METHOD: Sixty-two mothers (23-52 years) of children (26-78 months) were recruited to a multisite randomized controlled trials of the intervention...
September 20, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914165/mobile-instant-messaging-for-rural-community-health-workers-a-case-from-malawi
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Christoph Pimmer, Susan Mhango, Alfred Mzumara, Francis Mbvundula
BACKGROUND: Mobile instant messaging (MIM) tools, such as WhatsApp, have transformed global communication practice. In the field of global health, MIM is an increasingly used, but little understood, phenomenon. OBJECTIVES: It remains unclear how MIM can be used by rural community health workers (CHWs) and their facilitators, and what are the associated benefits and constraints. To address this gap, WhatsApp groups were implemented and researched in a rural setting in Malawi...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880047/comparison-of-secure-messaging-application-whatsapp-and-standard-telephone-usage-for-consultations-on-length-of-stay-in-the-ed-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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Umut Gulacti, Ugur Lok
OBJECTIVE: Consultation, the process of an Emergency Physician seeking an opinion from other specialties, occurs frequently in the Emergency Department (ED). The aim of this study was to determine the effect of secure messaging application (WhatsApp) usage for medical consultations on Emergency Department Length of Stay (ED LOS) and consult time. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, randomized controlled trial in the ED using allocation concealment over three months...
July 19, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864596/doctors-use-of-facebook-twitter-and-whatsapp-is-the-focus-of-28-gmc-investigations
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Abi Rimmer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808830/social-workers-perceptions-of-the-association-between-role-playing-games-and-psychopathology
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Menachem Ben-Ezra, Eric Lis, Agata Błachnio, Lia Ring, Osnat Lavenda, Michal Mahat-Shamir
Whereas role-playing and table-top role-play games (RPGs) have been proven to have potential as therapeutic tools, playing RPGs is often stereotypically associated with social incompetence and psychiatric disorders. Knowledge regarding the stereotype and its implications is very scarce specifically among mental health practitioners. Therefore the present study aimed to narrow this gap in knowledge by examining the perception of Social Workers that are considered to be the forefront of mental health-care, in regard to the association between playing RPGs and mental health...
August 15, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733273/whatsapp-messenger-as-an-adjunctive-tool-for-telemedicine-an-overview
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Vincenzo Giordano, Hilton Koch, Alexandre Godoy-Santos, William Dias Belangero, Robinson Esteves Santos Pires, Pedro Labronici
BACKGROUND: The advent of telemedicine has allowed physicians to deliver medical treatment to patients from a distance. Mobile apps such as WhatsApp Messenger, an instant messaging service, came as a novel concept in all fields of social life, including medicine. The use of instant messaging services has been shown to improve communication within medical teams by providing means for quick teleconsultation, information sharing, and starting treatment as soon as possible. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to perform a comprehensive systematic review of present literature on the use of the WhatsApp Messenger app as an adjunctive health care tool for medical doctors...
July 21, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720039/the-revamp-trial-to-evaluate-hiv-resistance-testing-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-case-study-in-clinical-trial-design-in-resource-limited-settings-to-optimize-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-estimates
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Mark J Siedner, Mwebesa B Bwana, Mahomed-Yunus S Moosa, Michelle Paul, Selvan Pillay, Suzanne McCluskey, Isaac Aturinda, Kevin Ard, Winnie Muyindike, Pravikrishnen Moodley, Jaysingh Brijkumar, Tamlyn Rautenberg, Gavin George, Brent Johnson, Rajesh T Gandhi, Henry Sunpath, Vincent C Marconi
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, rates of sustained HIV virologic suppression remain below international goals. HIV resistance testing, while common in resource-rich settings, has not gained traction due to concerns about cost and sustainability. OBJECTIVE: We designed a randomized clinical trial to determine the feasibility, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of routine HIV resistance testing in sub-Saharan Africa. APPROACH: We describe challenges common to intervention studies in resource-limited settings, and strategies used to address them, including: (1) optimizing generalizability and cost-effectiveness estimates to promote transition from study results to policy; (2) minimizing bias due to patient attrition; and (3) addressing ethical issues related to enrollment of pregnant women...
July 2017: HIV Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717641/information-and-communication-technology-use-in-asthmatic-patients-a-cross-sectional-study-in-latin-america
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Juan Calderón, Annia Cherrez, Germán Darío Ramón, Orlando Lopez Jove, Alan Baptist, Edgar Matos, Blanca Morfín Maciel, Erick Calero, Mario Sanchez-Borges, Sofia Cherrez, Daniel Simancas-Racines, Ivan Cherrez Ojeda
Rapid diffusion, low cost and broad availability of information and communication technologies (ICTs) make them an attractive platform for managing care, communication and interventions in asthma. There is little information in Latin America about usage frequency of ICTs in asthmatic patients. The analysis undertaken consisted of an observational, cross-sectional study that aimed to identify the frequency and type of ICTs most often used by asthmatics. The Spanish version of the Michigan questionnaire was employed in five Latin American countries...
July 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697157/reliability-of-smartphone-based-instant-messaging-application-for-diagnosis-classification-and-decision-making-in-pediatric-orthopedic-trauma
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Ido Stahl, Alexander Katsman, Michael Zaidman, Doron Keshet, Amit Sigal, Mark Eidelman
OBJECTIVE: Smartphones have the ability to capture and send images, and their use has become common in the emergency setting for transmitting radiographic images with the intent to consult an off-site specialist. Our objective was to evaluate the reliability of smartphone-based instant messaging applications for the evaluation of various pediatric limb traumas, as compared with the standard method of viewing images of a workstation-based picture archiving and communication system (PACS)...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622034/the-experiences-of-newly-diagnosed-men-who-have-sex-with-men-entering-the-hiv-care-cascade-in-lima-peru-2015-2016-a-qualitative-analysis-of-counselor-participant-text-message-exchanges
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Erik Bayona, Luis Menacho, Eddy R Segura, Gitau Mburu, Fernando Roman, Consuelo Tristan, Elizabeth Bromley, Robinson Cabello
Mobile phone technology (mHealth) is a promising tool that has been used to improve HIV care in high-risk populations worldwide. Understanding patient perspectives of newly diagnosed men who have sex with men (MSM) in Lima, Peru during linkage and engagement in the HIV care continuum can help close the gaps in care following initial HIV diagnosis and ensure retention in continuous care. From June 2015 to March 2016, as part of a randomized controlled trial, 40 MSM participants were linked to care with an mHealth intervention within 3 months of HIV diagnosis at Via Libre clinic...
June 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612324/assessing-the-feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-an-app-in-improving-knowledge-on-oral-cancer-an-interventional-study
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Prajna Pramod Nayak, Sushma S Nayak, Deepicca Sathiyabalan, N K Aditya, Priyanjana Das
Although current oral health care initiatives have proved to be quite successful, a great number of individuals are unaware of how their choice of daily activities compromises their oral health. That is why newer technologies like WhatsApp can definitely serve as a platform to communicate dental advice, thereby strengthening the bridge between health and technology. The objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of WhatsApp as a tool for providing health education on tobacco and oral cancer as compared to the conventional health education via PowerPoint...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606208/medical-requirements-during-a-natural-disaster-a-case-study-on-whatsapp-chats-among-medical-personnel-during-the-2015-nepal-earthquake
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Moumita Basu, Saptarshi Ghosh, Arnab Jana, Somprakash Bandyopadhyay, Ravikant Singh
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore a log of WhatsApp messages exchanged among members of the health care group Doctors For You (DFY) while they were providing medical relief in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake in April 2015. Our motivation was to identify medical resource requirements during a disaster in order to help government agencies and other responding organizations to be better prepared in any upcoming disaster. METHODS: A large set of WhatsApp (WhatsApp Inc, Mountain View, CA) messages exchanged among DFY members during the Nepal earthquake was collected and analyzed to identify the medical resource requirements during different phases of relief operations...
June 13, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602556/attacks-against-health-care-in-syria-2015-16-results-from-a-real-time-reporting-tool
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Mohamed Elamein, Hilary Bower, Camilo Valderrama, Daher Zedan, Hazem Rihawi, Khaled Almilaji, Mohammed Abdelhafeez, Nabil Tabbal, Naser Almhawish, Sophie Maes, Alaa AbouZeid
BACKGROUND: Collecting credible data on violence against health services, health workers, and patients in war zones is a massive challenge, but crucial to understanding the extent to which international humanitarian law is being breached. We describe a new system used mainly in areas of Syria with a substantial presence of armed opposition groups since November, 2015, to detect and verify attacks on health-care services and describe their effect. METHODS: All Turkey health cluster organisations with a physical presence in Syria, either through deployed and locally employed staff, were asked to participate in the Monitoring Violence against Health Care (MVH) alert network...
June 7, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558902/the-prevalence-of-phantom-vibration-ringing-syndromes-and-their-related-factors-in-iranian-students-of-medical-sciences
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Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi, Narges Mohammadsalehi, Esmail Moshiri, Zohreh Anbari, Ali Ahmadi, Hossein Ansari
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Mobile phone abuse can cause pathologic stress that may lead to addictive behavior such as Phantom Vibration Syndrome (PVS) and Phantom Ringing Syndrome (PRS). The current study aimed to determine the PVS and PRS due to mobile phone use in students of Qom University of medical Sciences in Iran. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: The participants were 380 students selected by proportional stratified random sampling method in each stratum...
June 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558877/mhealth-for-mental-health-in-the-middle-east-need-technology-use-and-readiness-among-palestinians-in-the-west-bank
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Dror Ben-Zeev, Cherie Fathy, Geneva Jonathan, Batoul Abuharb, Rachel M Brian, Lana Kesbeh, Samer Abdelkader
Palestinians in the West Bank are at heightened risk for mental health problems. Limited availability of clinicians and a host of geopolitical, topographical, and infrastructural challenges create significant regional barriers to clinic-based care. The objective of this study was to examine whether mHealth approaches that leverage mobile phones for remote mental health treatment may be viable alternatives. We surveyed 272 Palestinian adults in urban, rural, and refugee camp settings. Most participants (93.4%) reported owning mobile phones...
June 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
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