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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913796/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-assisted-intention-monitoring-for-the-rehabilitation-of-executive-impairments-following-acquired-brain-injury
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Fergus Gracey, Jessica E Fish, Eve Greenfield, Andrew Bateman, Donna Malley, Gemma Hardy, Jessica Ingham, Jonathan J Evans, Tom Manly
BACKGROUND: Acquired brain injury (ABI) can impair executive function, impeding planning and attainment of intentions. Research shows promise for some goal-management rehabilitation interventions. However, evidence that alerts assist monitoring and completion of day-to-day intentions is limited. OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy of brief goal-directed rehabilitation paired with periodic SMS text messages designed to enhance executive monitoring of intentions (assisted intention monitoring [AIM])...
December 2, 2016: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906071/are-digital-interventions-for-smoking-cessation-in-pregnancy-effective-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Sarah Ellen Griffiths, Katherine E Brown, Emily Anne Fulton, Ildiko Tombor, Felix Naughton
BACKGROUND: Behavioural support for smoking cessation in pregnancy can be effective; however, many pregnant women face barriers to seeking support to stop smoking. Some digital interventions have been found to be effective for smoking cessation in the general population and may be effective for supporting cessation in pregnancy due to their flexibility and the potential for personalisation. To date, there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of digital interventions for smoking cessation in pregnancy...
December 1, 2016: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886783/mhealth-interventions-to-counter-noncommunicable-diseases-in-developing-countries-still-an-uncertain-promise
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Andrea Beratarrechea, Daniela Moyano, Vilma Irazola, Adolfo Rubinstein
mHealth constitutes a promise for health care delivery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where health care systems are unprepared to combat the threat of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). This article assesses the impact of mHealth on NCD outcomes in LMICs. A systematic review identified controlled studies evaluating mHealth interventions that addressed NCDs in LMICs. From the 1274 abstracts retrieved, 108 articles were selected for full text review and 20 randomized controlled trials were included from 14 LMICs...
February 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876689/survey-email-scheduling-and-monitoring-in-ercts-sesame-a-digital-tool-to-improve-data-collection-in-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
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Trygve Skonnord, Finn Steen, Holgeir Skjeie, Arne Fetveit, Mette Brekke, Atle Klovning
BACKGROUND: Electronic questionnaires can ease data collection in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in clinical practice. We found no existing software that could automate the sending of emails to participants enrolled into an RCT at different study participant inclusion time points. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to develop suitable software to facilitate data collection in an ongoing multicenter RCT of low back pain (the Acuback study). For the Acuback study, we determined that we would need to send a total of 5130 emails to 270 patients recruited at different centers and at 19 different time points...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863996/interventions-to-improve-adherence-to-antiretroviral-therapy-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Steve Kanters, Jay J H Park, Keith Chan, Maria Eugenia Socias, Nathan Ford, Jamie I Forrest, Kristian Thorlund, Jean B Nachega, Edward J Mills
BACKGROUND: High adherence to antiretroviral therapy is crucial to the success of HIV treatment. We evaluated comparative effectiveness of adherence interventions with the aim of informing the WHO's global guidance on interventions to increase adherence. METHODS: For this systematic review and network meta-analysis, we searched for randomised controlled trials of interventions that aimed to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy regimens in populations with HIV...
November 15, 2016: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861516/the-mcme-project-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-an-sms-based-continuing-medical-education-intervention-for-improving-medical-knowledge-among-vietnamese-community-based-physicians-assistants
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Christopher J Gill, Bao Le Ngoc, Nafisa Halim, Ha Nguyen Viet, Anna Larson Williams, Tan Nguyen Van, Marion McNabb, Lien Tran Thi Ngoc, Ariel Falconer, Hai An Phan Ha, Julia Rohr, Hai Hoang, James Michiel, Tam Nguyen Thi Thanh, Liat Bird, Hoang Pham Vu, Mahlet Yeshitla, Nhu Ha Van, Lora Sabin
BACKGROUND: Community health workers (CHWs) provide critical services to underserved populations in low and middle-income countries, but maintaining CHW's clinical knowledge through formal continuing medical education (CME) activities is challenging and rarely occurs. We tested whether a Short Message Service (SMS)-based mobile CME (mCME) intervention could improve medical knowledge among a cadre of Vietnamese CHWs (Community Based Physician's Assistants-CBPAs) who are the leading providers of primary medical care for rural underserved populations...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847350/design-considerations-in-development-of-a-mobile-health-intervention-program-the-text-me-and-textmeds-experience
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Jay Thakkar, Tony Barry, Aravinda Thiagalingam, Julie Redfern, Alistair L McEwan, Anthony Rodgers, Clara K Chow
BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) has huge potential to deliver preventative health services. However, there is paucity of literature on theoretical constructs, technical, practical, and regulatory considerations that enable delivery of such services. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to outline the key considerations in the development of a text message-based mHealth program; thus providing broad recommendations and guidance to future researchers designing similar programs...
November 15, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802283/impact-of-a-daily-sms-medication-reminder-system-on-tuberculosis-treatment-outcomes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shama Mohammed, Rachel Glennerster, Aamir J Khan
IMPORTANCE: The rapid uptake of mobile phones in low and middle-income countries over the past decade has provided public health programs unprecedented access to patients. While programs have used text messages to improve medication adherence, there have been no high-powered trials evaluating their impact on tuberculosis treatment outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To measure the impact of Zindagi SMS, a two-way SMS reminder system, on treatment success of people with drug-sensitive tuberculosis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800565/dose-and-timing-of-text-messages-for-increasing-physical-activity-among-pregnant-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jennifer L Huberty, Matthew P Buman, Jenn A Leiferman, Jessica Bushar, Eric B Hekler, Marc A Adams
Text4baby (T4b), a free nation-wide mobile health information service, delivers health-related text messages (SMS) to pregnant women. The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of physical activity (PA) specific SMS to improve PA in pregnant women (vs standard T4b) and the most effective dose/timing of PA-specific SMS to improve PA. Pregnant women (N = 80) were randomized to one of four groups that differed in frequency and time of SMS. The Fitbit™ Flex measured PA. Data were analyzed using mixed model analyses...
October 31, 2016: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799067/identification-of-a-rai1-associated-disease-network-through-integration-of-exome-sequencing-transcriptomics-and-3d-genomics
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Maria Nicla Loviglio, Christine R Beck, Janson J White, Marion Leleu, Tamar Harel, Nicolas Guex, Anne Niknejad, Weimin Bi, Edward S Chen, Isaac Crespo, Jiong Yan, Wu-Lin Charng, Shen Gu, Ping Fang, Zeynep Coban-Akdemir, Chad A Shaw, Shalini N Jhangiani, Donna M Muzny, Richard A Gibbs, Jacques Rougemont, Ioannis Xenarios, James R Lupski, Alexandre Reymond
BACKGROUND: Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a developmental disability/multiple congenital anomaly disorder resulting from haploinsufficiency of RAI1. It is characterized by distinctive facial features, brachydactyly, sleep disturbances, and stereotypic behaviors. METHODS: We investigated a cohort of 15 individuals with a clinical suspicion of SMS who showed neither deletion in the SMS critical region nor damaging variants in RAI1 using whole exome sequencing. A combination of network analysis (co-expression and biomedical text mining), transcriptomics, and circularized chromatin conformation capture (4C-seq) was applied to verify whether modified genes are part of the same disease network as known SMS-causing genes...
November 1, 2016: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797646/a-study-of-asynchronous-mobile-enabled-sms-text-psychotherapy
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Thomas D Hull, Kush Mahan
BACKGROUND: Many obstacles to obtaining psychotherapy continue to diminish its reach despite its documented positive effects. Using short message service (SMS) texting and Web platforms to enable licensed psychotherapists to deliver therapy directly to the lived context of the client is one possible solution. INTRODUCTION: Employing a feasibility study design, this pilot trial further evaluated the external validity for treatment outcomes of text therapy and extended findings to include mobile-enabled text platforms...
October 31, 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765732/text-message-based-intervention-targeting-alcohol-consumption-among-university-students-findings-from-a-formative-development-study
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Kristin Thomas, Catharina Linderoth, Marcus Bendtsen, Preben Bendtsen, Ulrika Müssener
BACKGROUND: Drinking of alcohol among university students is a global phenomenon; heavy episodic drinking is accepted despite several potential negative consequences. There is emerging evidence that short message service (SMS) text messaging interventions are effective to promote behavior change among students. However, it is still unclear how effectiveness can be optimized through intervention design or how user interest and adherence can be maximized. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop an SMS text message-based intervention targeting alcohol drinking among university students using formative research...
October 20, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760883/evaluating-mobile-phone-applications-for-health-behaviour-change-a-systematic-review
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Fiona H McKay, Christina Cheng, Annemarie Wright, Jane Shill, Hugh Stephens, Mary Uccellini
INTRODUCTION: Increasing smartphones access has allowed for increasing development and use of smart phone applications (apps). Mobile health interventions have previously relied on voice or text-based short message services (SMS), however, the increasing availability and ease of use of apps has allowed for significant growth of smartphone apps that can be used for health behaviour change. This review considers the current body of knowledge relating to the evaluation of apps for health behaviour change...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756265/motivational-counselling-and-sms-reminders-for-reduction-of-daily-sitting-time-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-descriptive-randomised-controlled-feasibility-study
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T Thomsen, M Aadahl, N Beyer, M L Hetland, K Løppenthin, J Midtgaard, R Christensen, B A Esbensen
BACKGROUND: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) spend a high proportion of their waking time in sedentary behaviour (SB) and have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Reduction of SB and increase in light intensity physical activity has been suggested as a means of improvement of health in patients with mobility problems. Short-term intervention studies have demonstrated that SB can be reduced by behavioural interventions in sedentary populations. To evaluate descriptively the feasibility of recruitment, randomisation, outcome assessments, retention and the acceptability of an individually tailored, theory-based behavioural intervention targeting reduction in daily sitting time in patients with RA...
October 18, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641536/evaluation-of-the-introduction-of-the-osce-to-the-fifth-year-geriatric-medicine-teaching-programme
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Andrew Vanlint, Khai Loon Tam, Solomon Yu, Renuka Visvanathan
OBJECTIVES: An Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) was integrated into the assessment for senior medical students undertaking a 4.5-week geriatric medicine teaching block at one campus. The feasibility and acceptability of an OSCE were examined. METHODS: Students completed eight questions regarding the OSCE using a 6-point Likert scale and two additional questions, using free text, highlighting the strengths and potential areas for improvement. Changes were made every 6 months over a two-year period in response to student evaluation...
September 19, 2016: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632990/the-role-of-mobile-devices-in-doctor-patient-communication-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Abdullah Kashgary, Roaa Alsolaimani, Mahmoud Mosli, Samer Faraj
INTRODUCTION: In the last few years, the use of telecommunication and mobile technology has grown significantly. This has led to a notable increase in the utilization of this telecommunication in healthcare, namely phone calls and text messaging (SMS). However, evaluating its global impact on improving healthcare processes and outcomes demands a more comprehensive assessment. In this study, we focused on the role of mobile devices via phone calls and SMS in patient-doctor communication, and aimed to assess its impact on various health outcomes...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632147/smsa%C3%A3%C2%BAde-evaluating-mobile-phone-text-reminders-to-improve-retention-in-hiv-care-for-patients-on-antiretroviral-therapy-in-mozambique
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Dvora Joseph Davey, José António Nhavoto, Orvalho Augusto, Walter Ponce, Daila Traca, Alexandre Nguimfack, Cesar Palha de Sousa
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated whether regular mobile phone text reminders improved patients' retention in antiretroviral therapy (ART) care in Mozambique. DESIGN: SMSaúde was a randomized control trial of HIV-infected patients on ART who received regular text message reminder vs. standard of care at 3 public health facilities in Maputo Province, Mozambique. The primary outcome was retention in HIV care. Between November 2011 and March 2012, 830 eligible HIV-infected patients on ART were randomized 1:1 to the text reminder intervention or standard of care...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619804/searching-for-the-optimal-measuring-frequency-in-longitudinal-studies%C3%A2-%C3%A2-an-example-utilizing-short-message-service-sms-to-collect-repeated-measures-among-patients-with-low-back-pain
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Iben Axén, Lennart Bodin
BACKGROUND: Mobile technology has opened opportunities within health care and research to allow for frequent monitoring of patients. This has given rise to detailed longitudinal information and new insights concerning behaviour and development of conditions over time. Responding to frequent questionnaires delivered through mobile technology has also shown good compliance, far exceeding that of traditional paper questionnaires. However, to optimize compliance, the burden on the subjects should be kept at a minimum...
2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619174/efficacy-of-a-brief-web-based-intervention-with-and-without-sms-to-enhance-healthy-eating-behaviors-among-university-students
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Lauren M O'Brien, Tibor P Palfai
BACKGROUND: Healthy eating, such as the regular inclusion of fruits and vegetables in one's diet, is essential for maintaining optimal weight, maximizing brain and immune system functioning, and reducing the risk for disease. Despite its importance, few students meet recommended guidelines for healthy dietary behavior. The current study was designed to test the efficacy of two ehealth intervention approaches for increasing healthy eating behaviors among university students. METHODS: Student volunteers from an introductory psychology class at a northeastern US university participated for class credit (n=154)...
December 2016: Eating Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594559/using-high-risk-adolescents-voices-to-develop-a-comprehensible-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-based-text-message-program
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Margaret M Thorsen, John V Patena, Kate Morrow Guthrie, Anthony Spirito, Megan L Ranney
At-risk adolescents' comprehension of, and preferences for, the content of a text-message (SMS) delivered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based depression prevention intervention was investigated using two qualitative studies. Adolescents with depressive symptoms and a history of peer violence were recruited from an urban emergency department. Forty-one participants completed semi-structured qualitative interviews. Thematic analysis using deductive and inductive codes were used to capture a priori and emerging themes...
September 3, 2016: Behavioral Medicine
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