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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733406/the-development-of-drink-less-an-alcohol-reduction-smartphone-app-for-excessive-drinkers
#1
Claire Garnett, David Crane, Robert West, Jamie Brown, Susan Michie
Excessive alcohol consumption poses a serious problem for public health. Digital behavior change interventions have the potential to help users reduce their drinking. In accordance with Open Science principles, this paper describes the development of a smartphone app to help individuals who drink excessively to reduce their alcohol consumption. Following the UK Medical Research Council's guidance and the Multiphase Optimization Strategy, development consisted of two phases: (i) selection of intervention components and (ii) design and development work to implement the chosen components into modules to be evaluated further for inclusion in the app...
May 4, 2018: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724054/a-targeted-and-tailored-ehealth-weight-loss-program-for-young-women-the-be-positive-be-health-e-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Melinda J Hutchesson, Robin Callister, Philip J Morgan, Ilung Pranata, Erin D Clarke, Geoff Skinner, Lee M Ashton, Megan C Whatnall, Mark Jones, Christopher Oldmeadow, Clare E Collins
Young women are gaining weight rapidly. Evidence for effective weight loss interventions targeting young women is lacking. This randomized controlled trial assessed the efficacy and acceptability of a six-month targeted and tailored eHealth weight loss program for young women (Be Positive Be Health e (BPBH)). Women aged 18⁻35 years were randomized to BPBH ( n = 29) or control ( n = 28). BPBH supported participants to modify diet and physical activity behaviours using evidenced-based strategies (e.g., self-monitoring) tailored for young women and delivered using e-health (website, social media, smartphone application, email, text messages)...
May 2, 2018: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720186/correction-to-developing-a-tablet-computer-based-application-app-to-measure-self-reported-alcohol-consumption-in-indigenous-australians
#3
K S Kylie Lee, Scott Wilson, Jimmy Perry, Robin Room, Sarah Callinan, Robert Assan, Noel Hayman, Tanya Chikritzhs, Dennis Gray, Edward Wilkes, Peter Jack, Katherine M Conigrave
After publication of the original article [1] it was noted that the name of author, Peter Jack, was erroneously typeset in both the PDF and online formats of the manuscript as Peter Jack GradDipIndigH.
May 2, 2018: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703938/publisher-correction-a-smartphone-app-to-reduce-excessive-alcohol-consumption-identifying-the-effectiveness-of-intervention-components-in-a-factorial-randomised-control-trial
#4
David Crane, Claire Garnett, Susan Michie, Robert West, Jamie Brown
A correction to this article has been published and is linked from the HTML and PDF versions of this paper. The error has been fixed in the paper.
April 27, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688573/antidepressants-for-the-treatment-of-people-with-co-occurring-depression-and-alcohol-dependence
#5
REVIEW
Roberta Agabio, Emanuela Trogu, Pier Paolo Pani
BACKGROUND: Alcohol dependence is a major public health problem characterized by recidivism, and medical and psychosocial complications. The co-occurrence of major depression in people entering treatment for alcohol dependence is common, and represents a risk factor for morbidity and mortality, which negatively influences treatment outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and risks of antidepressants for the treatment of people with co-occurring depression and alcohol dependence...
April 24, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665785/new-types-of-drug-use-and-risks-of-drug-use-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-cross-sectional-study-in-hangzhou-china
#6
Lin He, Xiaohong Pan, Ning Wang, Jiezhe Yang, Jun Jiang, Yan Luo, Xingliang Zhang, Xiting Li
BACKGROUND: The use of new types of drugs has become more common among men who have sex with men (MSM). The aim of this study was to describe the patterns of the use of new types of drugs, such as methamphetamine, ketamine, ecstasy, and rush poppers, and to examine the factors associated with drug use and HIV infection among MSM in Hangzhou, China. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between August 2015 and April 2016. We used snowball sampling to recruit MSM; participants were recruited from voluntary counseling and testing centers, baths, bars, Blued (an app for the gay community), QQ groups, clubs, and other types of venues...
April 17, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626174/acceptability-and-effectiveness-of-using-mobile-applications-to-promote-hiv-and-other-sti-testing-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-barcelona-spain
#7
Miguel Alarcón Gutiérrez, Manuel Fernández Quevedo, Silvia Martín Valle, Constanza Jacques-Aviñó, Elia Díez David, Joan A Caylà, Patricia Gracía de Olalla
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the acceptability and effectiveness of a pilot intervention programme using gay geosocial mobile applications (apps) to offer rapid HIV and other STI tests to men who have sex with men (MSM) in Barcelona between December 2015 and March 2016. METHODOLOGY: We offered rapid HIV, syphilis and hepatitis C testing by sending private messages on apps for sexual and social encounters. Acceptance was defined as the proportion of users who favourably responded to the message and effectiveness was defined as the proportion of users who attended our facilities among those who were interested in attending...
April 6, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622527/epic-allies-a-gamified-mobile-phone-app-to-improve-engagement-in-care-antiretroviral-uptake-and-adherence-among-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-young-transgender-women-who-have-sex-with-men-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Sara LeGrand, Kathryn E Muessig, Alyssa Platt, Karina Soni, Joseph R Egger, Nkechinyere Nwoko, Tobias McNulty, Lisa B Hightow-Weidman
BACKGROUND: In the United States, young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and transgender women who have sex with men (YTWSM) bear a disproportionate burden of prevalent and incident HIV infections. Once diagnosed, many YMSM and YTWSM struggle to engage in HIV care, adhere to antiretroviral therapy (ART), and achieve viral suppression. Computer-based interventions, including those focused on behavior change, are recognized as effective tools for engaging youth. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study described in this protocol is to evaluate the efficacy of Epic Allies, a theory-based mobile phone app that utilizes game mechanics and social networking features to improve engagement in HIV care, ART uptake, ART adherence, and viral suppression among HIV-positive YMSM and YTWSM...
April 5, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575560/attempts-to-reduce-alcohol-intake-and-treatment-needs-among-people-with-probable-alcohol-dependence-in-england-a-general-population-survey
#9
Jacklyn Dunne, Andreas Kimergård, Jamie Brown, Emma Beard, Penny Buykx, Susan Michie, Colin Drummond
AIMS: To compare the proportion of people in England with probable alcohol dependence (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test [AUDIT] score ≥ 20) with those with other drinking patterns (categorized by AUDIT scores) in terms of motivation to reduce drinking and use of alcohol support resources. DESIGN: A combination of random probability and simple quota sampling to conduct monthly cross-sectional household computer-assisted interviews between March 2014 and August 2017...
March 25, 2018: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567634/standalone-effects-of-a-cognitive-behavioral-intervention-using-a-mobile-phone-app-on-psychological-distress-and-alcohol-consumption-among-japanese-workers-pilot-nonrandomized-controlled-trial
#10
Toshitaka Hamamura, Shinichiro Suganuma, Mami Ueda, Jack Mearns, Haruhiko Shimoyama
BACKGROUND: Research that investigates standalone effects of a mobile phone-based cognitive behavioral therapy without any human contact for reducing both psychological distress and risky drinking has been advancing; however, the number of studies is still limited. A mobile phone app called Self Record that facilitates cognitive restructuring through self-monitoring of daily thoughts and activities was developed in Japan. OBJECTIVE: This study conducted a nonrandomized controlled pilot trial of the Self Record app to investigate standalone effects of the intervention on psychological distress and alcohol consumption among Japanese workers...
March 22, 2018: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531280/a-smartphone-app-to-reduce-excessive-alcohol-consumption-identifying-the-effectiveness-of-intervention-components-in-a-factorial-randomised-control-trial
#11
David Crane, Claire Garnett, Susan Michie, Robert West, Jamie Brown
Our aim was to evaluate intervention components of an alcohol reduction app: Drink Less. Excessive drinkers (AUDIT>=8) were recruited to test enhanced versus minimal (reduced functionality) versions of five app modules in a 25 factorial trial. Modules were: Self-monitoring and Feedback, Action Planning, Identity Change, Normative Feedback, and Cognitive Bias Re-training. Outcome measures were: change in weekly alcohol consumption (primary); full AUDIT score, app usage, app usability (secondary). Main effects and two-way interactions were assessed by ANOVA using intention-to-treat...
March 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524908/going-direct-to-the-consumer-examining-treatment-preferences-for-veterans-with-insomnia-ptsd-and-depression
#12
Cassidy A Gutner, Eric R Pedersen, Sean P A Drummond
Inclusion of consumer preferences to disseminate evidence-based psychosocial treatment (EBPT) is crucial to effectively bridge the science-to-practice quality chasm. We examined this treatment gap for insomnia, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and comorbid symptoms in a sample of 622 young adult veterans through preference in symptom focus, treatment modality, and related gender differences among those screening positive for each problem. Data were collected from veteran drinkers recruited through targeted Facebook advertisements as part of a brief online alcohol intervention...
May 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499310/spirulina-maxima-extract-prevents-cell-death-through-bdnf-activation-against-amyloid-beta-1-42-a%C3%AE-1-42-induced-neurotoxicity-in-pc12-cells
#13
Eun-Jeong Koh, Kui-Jin Kim, Jia Choi, Do-Hyung Kang, Boo-Yong Lee
Spirulina maxima is a blue-green micro alga that contains abundant amounts of proteins (60-70%), vitamins, chlorophyll a, and C-phycocyanin (C-PC). It has been shown to reduce oxidative stress, and prevent diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. However, it is unclear whether Spirulina maxima 70% ethanol extract (SM70EE), chlorophyll a, and C-PC prevent Aβ1-42 -induced neurotoxicity in PC12 cells. The aim of this study was to investigate whether SM70EE, chlorophyll a, and C-PC prevent Aβ1-42 -induced cell death...
April 23, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486737/high-hiv-risk-and-syndemic-burden-regardless-of-referral-source-among-msm-screening-for-a-prep-demonstration-project-in-toronto-canada
#14
James Wilton, Syed W Noor, Alexandre Schnubb, James Lawless, Trevor A Hart, Troy Grennan, Shawn Fowler, John Maxwell, Darrell H S Tan
BACKGROUND: To maximize public health impact and cost-effectiveness, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) must reach individuals at high HIV risk. Referrals for PrEP can be self- or provider-initiated, but there are several challenges to both. We assessed whether HIV risk differed by referral source among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex (gbMSM) screening for an HIV PrEP demonstration project. METHODS: PREPARATORY-5 was an open-label PrEP demonstration project enrolling gbMSM at high risk of HIV acquisition in Toronto, Canada...
February 27, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482636/the-effects-of-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-on-eating-behavior-and-diet-delivered-through-face-to-face-contact-and-a-mobile-app-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Elina Järvelä-Reijonen, Leila Karhunen, Essi Sairanen, Joona Muotka, Sanni Lindroos, Jaana Laitinen, Sampsa Puttonen, Katri Peuhkuri, Maarit Hallikainen, Jussi Pihlajamäki, Riitta Korpela, Miikka Ermes, Raimo Lappalainen, Marjukka Kolehmainen
BACKGROUND: Internal motivation and good psychological capabilities are important factors in successful eating-related behavior change. Thus, we investigated whether general acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) affects reported eating behavior and diet quality and whether baseline perceived stress moderates the intervention effects. METHODS: Secondary analysis of unblinded randomized controlled trial in three Finnish cities. Working-aged adults with psychological distress and overweight or obesity in three parallel groups: (1) ACT-based Face-to-face (n = 70; six group sessions led by a psychologist), (2) ACT-based Mobile (n = 78; one group session and mobile app), and (3) Control (n = 71; only the measurements)...
February 27, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439946/mobile-phone-apps-for-behavioral-interventions-for-at-risk-drinkers-in-australia-literature-review
#16
REVIEW
Carol C Choo, André A D Burton
BACKGROUND: The mobile technology era has ushered in the use of mobile phone apps for behavioral intervention for at-risk drinkers. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to review recent research relevant to mobile phone apps that can be used for behavioral intervention for at-risk drinkers in Australia. METHODS: The inclusion criteria for this review were articles published in peer-reviewed journals from 2001 to 2017 with use of the search terms "smartphone application," "alcohol," "substance," "behavioural intervention," "electronic health," and "mobile health...
February 13, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358714/identification-of-disulfiram-as-a-secretase-modulating-compound-with-beneficial-effects-on-alzheimer-s-disease-hallmarks
#17
Sven Reinhardt, Nicolai Stoye, Mathias Luderer, Falk Kiefer, Ulrich Schmitt, Klaus Lieb, Kristina Endres
ADAM10 is a metalloproteinase acting on the amyloid precursor protein (APP) as an alpha-secretase in neurons. Its enzymatic activity results in secretion of a neuroprotective APP cleavage product (sAPP-alpha) and prevents formation of the amyloidogenic A-beta peptides, major hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Elevated ADAM10 levels appeared to contribute to attenuation of A-beta-plaque formation and learning and memory deficits in AD mouse models. Therefore, it has been assumed that ADAM10 might represent a valuable target in AD therapy...
January 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334962/developing-a-tablet-computer-based-application-app-to-measure-self-reported-alcohol-consumption-in-indigenous-australians
#18
K S Kylie Lee, Scott Wilson, Jimmy Perry, Robin Room, Sarah Callinan, Robert Assan, Noel Hayman, Tanya Chikritzhs, Dennis Gray, Edward Wilkes, Peter Jack GradDipIndigH, Katherine M Conigrave
BACKGROUND: The challenges of assessing alcohol consumption can be greater in Indigenous communities where there may be culturally distinct approaches to communication, sharing of drinking containers and episodic patterns of drinking. This paper discusses the processes used to develop a tablet computer-based application ('App') to collect a detailed assessment of drinking patterns in Indigenous Australians. The key features of the resulting App are described. METHODS: An iterative consultation process was used (instead of one-off focus groups), with Indigenous cultural experts and clinical experts...
January 15, 2018: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316930/feasibility-of-a-commercial-smartphone-application-for-dietary-assessment-in-epidemiological-research-and-comparison-with-24-h-dietary-recalls
#19
Gina L Ambrosini, Miriam Hurworth, Roslyn Giglia, Gina Trapp, Penelope Strauss
BACKGROUND: Dietary assessment methods that can provide high quality data while limiting participant burden and resource requirements in epidemiological research are highly sought after and continue to evolve. The use of mobile phone technology in research has increased rapidly over the last decade and offers multiple advantages to the researcher over traditional data collection methods. This study tested the acceptability and relative validity of a commercial smart phone application (app) for use as an epidemiological dietary assessment tool, compared with a traditional dietary assessment method...
January 9, 2018: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236078/an-artificial-neural-network-for-movement-pattern-analysis-to-estimate-blood-alcohol-content-level
#20
Pedram Gharani, Brian Suffoletto, Tammy Chung, Hassan A Karimi
Impairments in gait occur after alcohol consumption, and, if detected in real-time, could guide the delivery of "just-in-time" injury prevention interventions. We aimed to identify the salient features of gait that could be used for estimating blood alcohol content (BAC) level in a typical drinking environment. We recruited 10 young adults with a history of heavy drinking to test our research app. During four consecutive Fridays and Saturdays, every hour from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., they were prompted to use the app to report alcohol consumption and complete a 5-step straight-line walking task, during which 3-axis acceleration and angular velocity data was sampled at a frequency of 100 Hz...
December 13, 2017: Sensors
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