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Jacquie Kurland, Anna Liu, Polly Stokes
Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine if a tablet-based home practice program with weekly telepractice support could enable long-term maintenance of recent treatment gains and foster new language gains in poststroke aphasia. Method: In a pre-post group study of home practice outcomes, 21 individuals with chronic aphasia were examined before and after a 6-month home practice phase and again at follow-up 4 months later. The main outcome measure studied was change in naming previously treated or untreated, practiced or unpracticed pictures of objects and actions...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
Ali Al-Hussaini, Alun Tomkinson
Exposure to the specialty of Otolaryngology is limited. It may be consolidated by the use of an iBook as a self-study tool. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the perceptions of junior doctors on the clinical relevance of this novel educational resource. Three focus groups were formed each consisting of five junior doctors (eight female: seven male, median age 27 years). The iBook was found to be clinically relevant to the work of junior doctors, have a clear layout, with adequate interactivity and a good range of integrated multimedia elements...
April 2017: Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
Ronald Sahyouni, Amin Mahmoodi, Amir Mahmoodi, Ramin R Rajaii, Bima J Hasjim, David Bustillo, Melissa Huang, Diem Kieu Tran, Jefferson W Chen
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Educational interventions may alleviate the burden of TBI for patients and their families. Interactive modalities that involve engagement with the educational material may enhance patient knowledge acquisition when compared to static text-based educational material. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of educational interventions in the outpatient setting on self-reported patient knowledge, with a focus on iPad-based (Apple, Cupertino, California) interactive modules...
November 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
Jennifer L Kriss, Paula M Frew, Marielysse Cortes, Fauzia A Malik, Allison T Chamberlain, Katherine Seib, Lisa Flowers, Kevin A Ault, Penelope P Howards, Walter A Orenstein, Saad B Omer
BACKGROUND: Vaccination coverage with tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine in pregnancy or immediately postpartum has been low. Limited data exist on rigorously evaluated interventions to increase maternal vaccination, including Tdap. Tailored messaging based on the Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM) framework has been successful in improving uptake of some public health interventions. We evaluated the effect of two ELM-based vaccine educational interventions on Tdap vaccination among pregnant African American women, a group of women who tend to have lower vaccine uptake compared with other groups...
March 13, 2017: Vaccine
Debra Anderson, Charrlotte Seib, Dian Tjondronegoro, Jane Turner, Leanne Monterosso, Amanda McGuire, Janine Porter-Steele, Wei Song, Patsy Yates, Neil King, Leonie Young, Kate White, Kathryn Lee, Sonj Hall, Mei Krishnasamy, Kathy Wells, Sarah Balaam, Alexandra L McCarthy
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment have significantly improved survival rates, patients post-treatment-related health needs are often not adequately addressed by current health services. The aim of the Women's Wellness after Cancer Program (WWACP), which is a digitised multimodal lifestyle intervention, is to enhance health-related quality of life in women previously treated for blood, breast and gynaecological cancers. METHODS: A single-blinded, multi-centre randomized controlled trial recruited a total of 351 women within 24 months of completion of chemotherapy (primary or adjuvant) and/or radiotherapy...
February 3, 2017: BMC Cancer
Omid Moshtaghi, Yarah M Haidar, Ronald Sahyouni, Ramin Rajaii, Afsheen Moshtaghi, Amin Mahmoodi, Yaser Ghavami, Harrison W Lin, Hamid R Djalilian
INTRODUCTION: Physicians in the ambulatory setting face challenges in adequately educating patients in a brief office encounter. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of an iPad-based interactive educational module (iBook) in various otologic pathologies. METHODS: Patients presenting with symptoms of tinnitus, dizziness, hearing loss, or cochlear implant evaluation were included. In total, 44 patients received the iBook and 22 patients served as controls...
March 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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This app enables healthcare professionals to improve their communication with adults with learning disabilities. It was devised after the parents of a man living with profound learning disabilities were encouraged to summarise their son's care needs by gathering all the information in an iBook.
August 24, 2016: Nursing Standard
Ali Al-Hussaini, Alun Tomkinson
Undergraduate otolaryngology exposure is limited. It may be consolidated by the use of an iBook as a self-study tool. Following invitation to participate by email, five focus groups were formed, each consisting of six medical students (18 female, 12 male, median age 23 years). The focus group transcripts were imported to the qualitative data analysis software NVivo (QSR International, UK). The iBook was found to have a clear and consistent presentation, and a focused and user-friendly style, with reasonable interactivity and a good range of well-integrated media elements...
January 2016: Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
Matthew Briggs, Caroline Wilkinson, Aprajay Golash
Presenting patients with medical information and ensuring informed consent can be difficult due to patients with varying levels of literacy, physical and mental disabilities and spoken languages. Patients obtaining information from external sources, such as the internet, can also be problematic as the information can be irrelevant, inaccurate or misleading. A patient satisfaction study was performed in order to assess the effectiveness of using ebooks in order to communicate pre and post surgical information to neurosurgical patients...
October 2014: Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
Stuart Stewart, Bipasha Choudhury
In an era of digitally connected students, there is a demand for academic material to be delivered through electronic mobile devices and not just through traditional methods such as lectures and tutorials. A digital interactive book-iBook (for use on the Apple iPad)-was created to teach undergraduate anatomical science students (n = 26) four key areas of the brachial plexus: definitions, gross anatomy, relative anatomy, and functions of terminal branches. Students were asked to complete preresource and postresource questionnaires, which were used to calculate the mean improvement score and ultimately the efficacy of the resource...
September 2015: Anatomical Sciences Education
Pete S Kollbaum, Meredith E Jansen, Elli J Kollbaum, Mark A Bullimore
PURPOSE: An iPad-based letter contrast sensitivity test was developed ( consisting of two letters on each page of an iBook. The contrast decreases from 80% (logCS = 0.1) to 0.5% (logCS = 2.3) by 0.1 log units per page. The test was compared to the Pelli-Robson Test and the Freiburg Acuity and Contrast Test. METHODS: Twenty normally sighted subjects and 20 low-vision subjects were tested monocularly at 1 m using each test wearing their habitual correction...
March 2014: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
Jeanne M Le Ber, Nancy T Lombardo, Amy Honisett, Peter Stevens Jones, Alice Weber
Librarians purchased 12 e-readers and six tablets to provide patrons the opportunity to experiment with the latest mobile technologies. After several train-the-trainer sessions, librarians shared device information with the broader health sciences community. Devices were cataloged and made available for a two-week checkout. A limited number of books and applications (apps) were preloaded for all the devices, and patrons were allowed to download their own content. Each tablet has Google Books, iBooks, Kindle, and Nook apps available to allow choice in reading e-books...
2013: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Karl Fb Payne, Alexander Mc Goodson, Arpan Tahim, Heather J Wharrad, Kathleen Fan
The recently launched iBooks 2 from Apple has created a new genre of 'interactive multimedia eBook'. This article aims to dscribe the benefit of the iBook in a medical education and healthcare setting. We discuss the attributes of an iBook as compared with the requirements of the conventional web-based Reusable Learning Object. The structure and user interface within an iBook is highlighted, and the iBook-creating software iBooks Author is discussed in detail. A report of personal experience developing and distributing an iBook for junior trainees in oral and maxillofacial surgery is provided, with discussion of the limitations of this approach and the need for further evidence-based studies...
December 2012: Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
Graham R Parslow
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March 2012: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
Matthew J Inwood, Jamil Ahmad
Although dissection provides an unparalleled means of teaching gross anatomy, it constitutes a significant logistical and financial investment for educational institutions. The increasing availability and waning cost of computer equipment has enabled many institutions to supplement their anatomy curriculum with Computer Aided Learning (CAL) software. At the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, two undergraduate medical students designed and produced instructional anatomy dissection software for use by first and second year medical students...
November 2005: Clinical Anatomy
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