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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
#4
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
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530773/efficiency-of-instant-messaging-applications-in-coordination-of-emergency-calls-for-combat-injuries-a-pilot-study
#16
Sami Eksert, Mehmet Burak Aşık, Sinan Akay, Kenan Keklikçi, Fevzi Nuri Aydın, Mehmet Çoban, Ali Kantemir, Onur Güngör, Beyazıt Garip, Mustafa Suphi Turgut, Kenan Olcay
BACKGROUND: Coordination of an emergency response team is an important determinant of prompt treatment for combat injuries in hospitals. The authors hypothesized that instant messaging applications for smartphones could be appropriate tools for notifying emergency response team members. The objective of this study was to investigate the efficiency of a commercial instant messaging application (WhatsApp, Mountain View, CA) as a communication tool for the emergency team in a level-I trauma center...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403865/implementing-360%C3%A2-quantified-self-for-childhood-obesity-feasibility-study-and-experiences-from-a-weight-loss-camp-in-qatar
#17
Luis Fernandez-Luque, Meghna Singh, Ferda Ofli, Yelena A Mejova, Ingmar Weber, Michael Aupetit, Sahar Karim Jreige, Ahmed Elmagarmid, Jaideep Srivastava, Mohamed Ahmedna
BACKGROUND: The explosion of consumer electronics and social media are facilitating the rise of the Quantified Self (QS) movement where millions of users are tracking various aspects of their daily life using social media, mobile technology, and wearable devices. Data from mobile phones, wearables and social media can facilitate a better understanding of the health behaviors of individuals. At the same time, there is an unprecedented increase in childhood obesity rates worldwide. This is a cause for grave concern due to its potential long-term health consequences (e...
April 13, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400995/whatsapp-for-teaching-pathology-postgraduates-a-pilot-study
#18
Aditi Goyal, Nadeem Tanveer, Pooja Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Postgraduate students spend a sizeable proportion of their time on social media platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook. This change in our social interaction needs to be accommodated in our teaching methods. To engage them and arouse their curiosity, WhatsApp is an ideal platform. Digital photography by cell phone cameras has made it possible to share cases and discuss them with students round the clock. OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of the study was to develop sharing and discussion of images using WhatsApp...
2017: Journal of Pathology Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357172/the-use-of-whatsapp-smartphone-messaging-improves-communication-efficiency-within-an-orthopaedic-surgery-team
#19
Prasad Ellanti, Andrew Moriarty, Fionn Coughlan, Thomas McCarthy
INTRODUCTION: Effective and timely communication is important for any surgical specialty to function. The use of smartphones is prevalent amongst doctors. Numerous smartphone applications offer the potential for fast and cost-effective communication. WhatsApp is a commonly used application that is free, easy to use, and capable of text and multimedia messaging. We report on the use of WhatsApp over a six month period in our unit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: WhatsApp communication between non-consultant members of an orthopaedic team over a six-month period was analysed...
February 18, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355127/being-spontaneous-the-future-of-telehealth-implementation
#20
Maurice Mars, Richard E Scott
INTRODUCTION: The smartphone simplifies interprofessional communication, and smartphone applications can facilitate telemedicine activity. Much has been written about the steps that need to be followed to implement and establish a successful telemedicine service that is integrated into everyday clinical practice. A traditional and systematic approach has evolved incorporating activities such as strategy development, needs assessment, business cases and plans, readiness assessment, implementation plans, change management interventions, and ongoing monitoring and evaluation...
September 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
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