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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943809/an-audio-jack-based-electrochemical-impedance-spectroscopy-sensor-for-point-of-care-diagnostics
#1
Haowei Jiang, Alex Sun, A G Venkatesh, Drew A Hall
Portable and easy-to-use point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices hold high promise for dramatically improving public health and wellness. In this paper, we present a mobile health (mHealth) immunoassay platform based on audio jack embedded devices, such as smartphones and laptops, that uses electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to detect binding of target biomolecules. Compared to other biomolecular detection tools, this platform is intended to be used as a plug-and-play peripheral that reuses existing hardware in the mobile device and does not require an external battery, thereby improving upon its convenience and portability...
February 1, 2017: IEEE Sensors Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929368/who-are-mobile-app-users-from-healthy-lifestyle-websites-analysis-of-patterns-of-app-use-and-user-characteristics
#2
Steriani Elavsky, David Smahel, Hana Machackova
The use of online communities and websites for health information has proliferated along with the use of mobile apps for managing health behaviors such as diet and exercise. The scarce evidence available to date suggests that users of these websites and apps differ in significant ways from non-users but most data come from US- and UK-based populations. In this study, we recruited users of nutrition, weight management, and fitness-oriented websites in the Czech Republic to better understand who uses mobile apps and who does not, including user sociodemographic and psychological profiles...
September 19, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927983/the-digital-divide-in-adoption-and-use-of-mobile-health-technology-among-caregivers-of-pediatric-surgery-patients
#3
Emma C Hamilton, Faiez Saiyed, Charles C Miller, Arturo Eguia, Alexandra C Fonseca, George P Baum, KuoJen Tsao, Mary T Austin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify mobile Health (mHealth) technology utilization among caregivers of pediatric surgery patients. METHODS: We provided a modified version of the 2012 mobile health survey from the Pew Research Center to English and Spanish-speaking caregivers of children aged <18years presenting to pediatric surgical outpatient clinics from June to July of 2016. RESULTS: A total of 171 caregivers completed the survey and included 57 (34%) whites, 30 (18%) blacks, 75 (44%) Hispanics, and 6 (4%) other races...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925418/mhealth-application-areas-and-technology-combinations-a-comparison-of-literature-from-high-and-low-middle-income-countries
#4
Haitham Abaza, Michael Marschollek
BACKGROUND: With the continuous and enormous spread of mobile technologies, mHealth has evolved as a new subfield of eHealth. While eHealth is broadly focused on information and communication technologies, mHealth seeks to explore more into mobile devices and wireless communication. Since mobile phone penetration has exceeded other infrastructure in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), mHealth is seen as a promising component to provide pervasive and patient-centered care. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our research work for this paper is to examine the mHealth literature to identify application areas, target diseases, and mHealth service and technology types that are most appropriate for LMICs...
August 8, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917688/a-randomized-trial-of-pocket-echocardiography-integrated-mobile-health-device-assessments-in-modern-structural-heart-disease-clinics
#5
Sanjeev P Bhavnani, Srikanth Sola, David Adams, Ashwin Venkateshvaran, P K Dash, Partho P Sengupta
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether mobile health (mHealth) device assessments used as clinical decision support tools at the point-of-care can reduce the time to treatment and improve long-term outcomes among patients with rheumatic and structural heart diseases (SHD). BACKGROUND: Newly developed smartphone-connected mHealth devices represent promising methods to diagnose common diseases in resource-limited areas; however, the impact of technology-based care on long-term outcomes has not been rigorously evaluated...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914061/mobile-applications-as-good-intervention-tools-for-individuals-with-depression
#6
Petra Marešová, Blanka Klímová, Kamil Kuča
At present mental disorders affect approximately 450 million people around the world. Depressive disorder is probably one of the most serious disorders and as a type of chronic disease, it represents a global threat and burdens economic and social systems of both individuals and governments worldwide. One of these most recent non-pharmacological approaches is also the so-called mHealth (mobile health), the use of mobile devices for the practice of medicine and public health, which proves to be effective particularly in the early stages of depression...
2017: Ceská a Slovenská Farmacie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901543/role-of-mhealth-in-overcoming-the-occurrence-of-post-stroke-depression
#7
REVIEW
J J Miranda, M G Moscoso, M Toyama, V Cavero, F Diez-Canseco, B Ovbiagele
Depression associated with stroke affects roughly one-third of stroke survivors. Post-stroke depression (PSD) is thought to adversely influence functional outcome by limiting participation in rehabilitation, decreasing physical, social, and cognitive function, and affecting neuroplasticity thereby placing stroke survivors at high risk for future vascular events. PSD has also been associated with higher mortality rates after stroke. In Peru, a country where there is no national stroke program and mental health disorders are largely underdiagnosed and untreated, people with PSD are likely to be further challenged by dependency and impoverished conditions that will limit their use of ambulatory services, leading to inadequate clinical follow-up...
September 13, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899848/a-multi-level-mobile-enabled-intervention-to-promote-physical-activity-in-older-adults-in-the-primary-care-setting-icanfit-2-0-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Y Alicia Hong, Samuel N Forjuoh, Marcia G Ory, Michael D Reis, Huiyan Sang
BACKGROUND: Most older adults do not adhere to the US Centers for Disease Control physical activity guidelines; their physical inactivity contributes to overweight and multiple chronic conditions. An urgent need exists for effective physical activity-promotion programs for the large number of older adults in the United States. OBJECTIVE: This study presents the development of the intervention and trial protocol of iCanFit 2.0, a multi-level, mobile-enabled, physical activity-promotion program developed for overweight older adults in primary care settings...
September 12, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894744/advances-in-mobile-mental-health-opportunities-and-implications-for-the-spectrum-of-e-mental-health-services
#9
REVIEW
Donald M Hilty, Steven Chan, Tiffany Hwang, Alice Wong, Amy M Bauer
Mobile health (mHealth), telemedicine and other technology-based services facilitate mental health service delivery and may be considered part of an e-mental health (eMH) spectrum of care. Web- and Internet-based resources provide a great opportunity for the public, patients, healthcare providers and others to improve wellness, practice prevention and reduce suffering from illnesses. Mobile apps offer portability for access anytime/anywhere, are inexpensive versus traditional desktop computers, and have additional features (e...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894743/mhealth-based-interventions-for-the-assessment-and-treatment-of-psychotic-disorders-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Nadeem Gire, Saeed Farooq, Farooq Naeem, Joy Duxbury, Mick McKeown, Pardeep Singh Kundi, Imran Bashir Chaudhry, Nusrat Husain
The relative burden of mental health disorders is increasing globally, in terms of prevalence and disability. There is limited data available to guide treatment choices for clinicians in low resourced settings, with mHealth technologies being a potentially beneficial avenue to bridging the large mental health treatment gap globally. The aim of the review was to search the literature systematically for studies of mHealth interventions for psychosis globally, and to examine whether mHealth for psychosis has been investigated...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893710/user-preferences-for-mobile-health-interventions-a-survey-among-intermittent-claudication-patients-and-their-physical-therapists
#11
Marijn Ml van den Houten, Steffie Spruijt, Hugo Jp Fokkenrood, Marc Rm Scheltinga, Joep Aw Teijink
OBJECTIVES: Smartphone apps provide novel ways of triggering lifestyle-change by coupling objective measurements of health behavior with tailored feedback. Little is known about end-user preferences regarding the content of mobile health (mHealth) interventions. The aim of this study was to assess smartphone use and preferences regarding app-content among intermittent claudication patients and their treating physical therapists. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was sent via an internal email system to 1514 physical therapists specialized in treating patients with intermittent claudication...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882743/effectiveness-of-mobile-health-mhealth-interventions-for-promoting-healthy-eating-in-adults-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Rebecca McCarroll, Helen Eyles, Cliona Ni Mhurchu
Unhealthy eating is a major risk factor for chronic disease. However, many current strategies to promote healthy eating are not sustainable over the longer-term. More cost-effective wide-reaching initiatives are urgently needed. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions, delivered via mobile devices, could provide a solution. This systematic review summarized the evidence on the effect of mHealth interventions for promoting healthy eating in adults. A comprehensive systematic search of five scientific databases was conducted using methods adapted from the Cochrane Handbook...
September 4, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870112/engagement-and-adherence-with-ezparent-an-mhealth-parent-training-program-promoting-child-well-being
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Susan M Breitenstein, Jenna Brager, Edith V Ocampo, Louis Fogg
Mobile health (mHealth) interventions use mobile technology (tablets and smartphones) delivery platforms for interventions to improve health outcomes. Despite growing acceptance, there is little understanding of how consumers engage with and adhere to mHealth interventions. This study analyzes usage data from the intervention arm ( n = 42) of a randomized clinical trial testing the efficacy of the ezPARENT program and provides recommendations for using engagement and adherence metrics. Engagement was measured by parent usage (duration, frequency, and activity) of ezPARENT and adherence using an adherence index (the sum of individual modules completed, number of visits to ezPARENT, and maximum time between visits)...
January 1, 2017: Child Maltreatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869721/the-utility-and-feasibility-of-assessing-sleep-disruption-in-a-men-s-health-clinic-using-a-mobile-health-platform-device-a-pilot-study
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Hai H Le, Rachel Marie E Salas, Alyssa Gamaldo, Kevin L Billups, Peter Dziedzic, Seulah Choi, Neftali Bermudez, Roland J Thorpe, Charlene E Gamaldo
INTRODUCTION: Evidence linking sleep disruption and sexual dysfunction in men is mounting; yet the characterisation of sleep patterns and complaints utilising a clinically feasible method within this patient population remain largely under-reported. AIM: A pilot study aiming to demonstrate a clinically feasible method to characterise the sleep patterns and complaints in a representative sample of patients treated in a men's health clinic. METHODS: Male patients (n = 48) completed a battery of validated sleep questionnaires using an mHealth mobile platform, MySleepScript, at the Johns Hopkins Men's Health and Vitality Center...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867396/the-healthy-hearts-and-kidneys-hhk-study-design-of-a-2%C3%A3-2-rct-of-technology-supported-self-monitoring-and-social-cognitive-theory-based-counseling-to-engage-overweight-people-with-diabetes-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-multiple-lifestyle-changes
#15
Mary Ann Sevick, Kathleen Woolf, Aditya Mattoo, Stuart D Katz, Huilin Li, David E St-Jules, Ram Jagannathan, Lu Hu, Mary Lou Pompeii, Lisa Ganguzza, Zhi Li, Alex Sierra, Stephen K Williams, David S Goldfarb
Patients with complex chronic diseases usually must make multiple lifestyle changes to limit and manage their conditions. Numerous studies have shown that education alone is insufficient for engaging people in lifestyle behavior change, and that theory-based behavioral approaches also are necessary. However, even the most motivated individual may have difficulty with making lifestyle changes because of the information complexity associated with multiple behavior changes. The goal of the current Healthy Hearts and Kidneys study was to evaluate, different mobile health (mHealth)-delivered intervention approaches for engaging individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and concurrent chronic kidney disease (CKD) in behavior changes...
August 31, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863726/-you-have-to-approach-us-right-a-qualitative-framework-analysis-for-recruiting-african-americans-into-mhealth-research
#16
Delores C S James, Cedric Harville, Orisatalabi Efunbumi, Ida Babazadeh, Sheriza Ali
BACKGROUND: Despite the high ownership of smartphones, African Americans (AAs) remain underrepresented in health research and specifically mobile health (mHealth) research. This may be due to ineffective recruitment efforts. PURPOSE: To explore strategies for recruiting AAs into mHealth research and examine how these strategies may vary by gender and age-group. METHOD: Twenty triad focus groups ( n = 60) were conducted with AA males ( n = 9 groups) and females ( n = 11 groups)...
September 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860461/mhealth-intervention-is-effective-in-creating-smoke-free-homes-for-newborns-a-randomized-controlled-trial-study-in-china
#17
Shaohua Yu, Zongshuan Duan, Pamela B Redmon, Michael P Eriksen, Jeffrey P Koplan, Cheng Huang
Mobile-phone-based smoking cessation intervention has been shown to increase quitting among smokers. However, such intervention has not yet been applied to secondhand smoke (SHS) reduction programs that target smoking parents of newborns. This randomized controlled trial, undertaken in Changchun, China, assessed whether interventions that incorporate traditional and mobile-phone-based education will help create smoke-free homes for infants and increase quitting among fathers. The results showed that the abstinence rates of the fathers at 6 months (adjusted OR: 3...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855233/a-mobile-based-community-health-management-information-system-for-community-health-workers-and-their-supervisors-in-2-districts-of-zambia
#18
Godfrey Biemba, Boniface Chiluba, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Vichaels Silavwe, Karsten Lunze, Rodgers K Mwale, Scott Russpatrick, Davidson H Hamer
INTRODUCTION: Effective community health management information systems (C-HMIS) are important in low-resource countries that rely heavily on community-based health care providers. Zambia currently lacks a functioning C-HMIS to provide real-time, community-based health information from community health workers (CHWs) to health center staff and higher levels of the health system. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: We developed a C-HMIS mobile platform for use by CHWs providing integrated community case management (iCCM) services and their supervisors to address challenges of frequent stock-outs and inadequate supportive supervision of iCCM-trained CHWs...
August 30, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855146/categorizing-health-outcomes-and-efficacy-of-mhealth-apps-for-persons-with-cognitive-impairment-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Daniel R Bateman, Bhavana Srinivas, Thomas W Emmett, Titus K Schleyer, Richard J Holden, Hugh C Hendrie, Christopher M Callahan
BACKGROUND: Use of mobile health (mHealth) apps is growing at an exponential rate in the United States and around the world. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Alzheimer disease, and related dementias are a global health problem. Numerous mHealth interventions exist for this population, yet the effect of these interventions on health has not been systematically described. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to catalog the types of health outcomes used to measure effectiveness of mHealth interventions and assess which mHealth interventions have been shown to improve the health of persons with MCI, Alzheimer disease, and dementia...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842389/usability-of-a-culturally-informed-mhealth-intervention-for-symptoms-of-anxiety-and-depression-feedback-from-young-sexual-minority-men
#20
John B Fleming, Yvette N Hill, Michelle Nicole Burns
BACKGROUND: To date, we are aware of no interventions for anxiety and depression developed as mobile phone apps and tailored to young sexual minority men, a group especially at risk of anxiety and depression. We developed TODAY!, a culturally informed mobile phone intervention for young men who are attracted to men and who have clinically significant symptoms of anxiety or depression. The core of the intervention consists of daily psychoeducation informed by transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a set of tools to facilitate putting these concepts into action, with regular mood ratings that result in tailored feedback (eg, tips for current distress and visualizations of mood by context)...
August 25, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
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