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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428170/who-uses-mobile-phone-health-apps-and-does-use-matter-a-secondary-data-analytics-approach
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Jennifer K Carroll, Anne Moorhead, Raymond Bond, William G LeBlanc, Robert J Petrella, Kevin Fiscella
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone use and the adoption of healthy lifestyle software apps ("health apps") are rapidly proliferating. There is limited information on the users of health apps in terms of their social demographic and health characteristics, intentions to change, and actual health behaviors. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of our study were to (1) to describe the sociodemographic characteristics associated with health app use in a recent US nationally representative sample; (2) to assess the attitudinal and behavioral predictors of the use of health apps for health promotion; and (3) to examine the association between the use of health-related apps and meeting the recommended guidelines for fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428157/texting-and-mobile-phone-app-interventions-for-improving-adherence-to-preventive-behavior-in-adolescents-a-systematic-review
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Sherif M Badawy, Lisa M Kuhns
BACKGROUND: Many preventable behaviors contribute to adolescent mortality and morbidity. Non-adherence to preventive measures represents a challenge and has been associated with worse health outcomes in this population. The widespread use of electronic communication technologies by adolescents, particularly the use of text messaging (short message service, SMS) and mobile phones, presents new opportunities to intervene on risk and preventive risk behavior, but little is known about their efficacy...
April 19, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422589/energy-expenditure-in-vinyasa-yoga-versus-walking
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Sally A Sherman, Renee J Rogers, Kelliann K Davis, Ryan L Minster, Seth A Creasy, Nicole C Mullarkey, Matthew O'Dell, Patrick Donahue, John M Jakicic
Whether the energy cost of vinyasa yoga meets the criteria for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity has not been established. PURPOSE: To compare energy expenditure during acute bouts of vinyasa yoga and two walking protocols. METHODS: Participants (20 males, 18 females) performed 60-minute sessions of vinyasa yoga (YOGA), treadmill walking at a self-selected brisk pace (SELF), and treadmill walking at a pace that matched the heart rate of the YOGA session (HR-Match)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419817/objectively-measured-physical-activity-in-patients-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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David R Bell, Karin A Pfeiffer, Lisa A Cadmus-Bertram, Stephanie M Trigsted, Adam Kelly, Eric G Post, Joseph M Hart, Dane B Cook, Warren R Dunn, Christopher Kuenze
BACKGROUND: Returning to a healthy level of physical activity is among the most commonly discussed clinical goals for patients recovering from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). However, physical activity has not been objectively measured in this population. PURPOSE: To investigate differences in the mean time (min/d) spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) as well as the daily step count (steps/d) between patients who underwent ACLR and matched controls...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416498/deprescribing-anticholinergic-and-sedative-medicines-protocol-for-a-feasibility-trial-defeat-polypharmacy-in-residential-aged-care-facilities
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Nagham Ailabouni, Dee Mangin, Prasad S Nishtala
INTRODUCTION: Targeted deprescribing of anticholinergic and sedative medicines can lead to positive health outcomes in older people; as they have been associated with cognitive and physical functioning decline. This study will examine whether the proposed intervention is feasible at reducing the prescription of anticholinergic and sedative medicines in older people. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional trials (SPIRIT checklist) was used to develop and report the protocol...
April 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414007/pok%C3%A3-mon-go-digital-health-interventions-to-reduce-cardiovascular-risk
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Chayakrit Krittanawong, Mehmet Aydar, Takeshi Kitai
Physical activity is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease/cardiovascular disease mortality, and current guidelines recommend physical activity for primary prevention in healthy individuals and secondary prevention in patients with coronary heart disease/cardiovascular disease. Over the last decade, playing classic video games has become one of the most popular leisure activities in the world, but is associated with a sedentary lifestyle. In the new era of rapidly evolving augmented reality technology, Pokémon Go, a well-known augmented reality game, may promote physical activity and prevent cardiovascular disease risks - that is, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension...
April 17, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413842/-i-do-not-have-time-is-there-a-handout-i-can-use-combining-physicians-needs-and-behavior-change-theory-to-put-physical-activity-evidence-into-practice
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R E Clark, C McArthur, A Papaioannou, A M Cheung, J Laprade, L Lee, R Jain, L M Giangregorio
Guidelines for physical activity exist and following them would improve health. Physicians can advise patients on physical activity. We found barriers related to physicians' knowledge, a lack of tools and of physician incentives, and competing demands for limited time with a patient. We discuss interventions that could reduce these barriers. INTRODUCTION: Uptake of physical activity (PA) guidelines would improve health and reduce mortality in older adults. However, physicians face barriers in guideline implementation, particularly when faced with needing to tailor recommendations in the presence of chronic disease...
April 17, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412186/cardiorespiratory-fitness-physical-activity-and-cancer-mortality-in-men
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Baruch Vainshelboim, Jan Müller, Ricardo M Lima, Kevin T Nead, Cariad Chester, Khin Chan, Peter Kokkinos, Jonathan Myers
The preventive role of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and physical activity (PA) in cancer mortality is not well-established. This study sought to evaluate the association between CRF, PA and cancer mortality in men. Maximal exercise testing was performed at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in 5876 male veterans (60.5±11years) free from malignancy at baseline who were followed for mean of 9.9 (range 0.11 to 26.8) years. PA status was assessed in a sub-group of 4034 participants. Relative risks and population attributable risks (PAR%) for cancer-related mortality were determined...
April 13, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410327/the-activpaltm-accurately-classifies-activity-intensity-categories-in-healthy-adults
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Kate Lyden, Sarah Kozey Keadle, John Staudenmayer, Patty S Freedson
The activPAL (AP) monitor is well established for distinguishing sitting, standing, and stepping time. However, its validity in predicting time in physical activity intensity categories in a free-living environment has not been determined. PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the validity of the AP in estimating time spent in sedentary, light, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in a free-living environment. METHODS: Thirteen participants (mean ± SD age = 24...
May 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410171/an-ehealth-intervention-to-increase-physical-activity-and-healthy-eating-in-older-adult-cancer-survivors-summative-evaluation-results
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Paul Krebs, Jonathan Shtaynberger, Mary McCabe, Michelle Iocolano, Katie Williams, Elyse Shuk, Jamie S Ostroff
BACKGROUND: A healthy lifestyle is associated with improved quality of life among cancer survivors, yet adherence to health behavior recommendations is low. OBJECTIVE: This pilot trial developed and tested the feasibility of a tailored eHealth program to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among older, long-term cancer survivors. METHODS: American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines for cancer survivors were translated into an interactive, tailored health behavior program on the basis of Social Cognitive Theory...
March 1, 2017: JMIR Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409595/exercise-prescriptions-in-older-adults
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Pearl Guozhu Lee, Elizabeth A Jackson, Caroline R Richardson
Regular physical activity and exercise are important for healthy aging and are beneficial for chronic disease management. Exercise prescriptions for older adults should account for the individual's health status and functional capacity. Any amount of exercise is better than being sedentary, even if health status prevents a person from achieving recommended goals. For most health outcomes, more benefits occur with physical activity performed at higher intensity, greater frequency, or longer duration. Guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity and at least two days of muscle-strengthening activities per week...
April 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407794/barriers-to-and-facilitators-of-hypertension-management-in-asmara-eritrea-patients-perspectives
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Merhawi Teklezgi Gebrezgi, Mary Jo Trepka, Eyob Azaria Kidane
BACKGROUND: Personal hypertension management is a cornerstone in the prevention of hypertension complications. In Eritrea, the increase in the national life expectancy rate has been accompanied by an increase in hypertension complications such as stroke. Hence, this study was designed to identify barriers and facilitates to hypertension management from the perspective of the patients. METHODS: This was a qualitative study of a total of 48 individual in-depth interviews and two focus group discussions...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407758/school-grade-and-sex-differences-in-domain-specific-sedentary-behaviors-among-japanese-elementary-school-children-a-cross-sectional-study
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Kaori Ishii, Ai Shibata, Minoru Adachi, Yoshiyuki Mano, Koichiro Oka
BACKGROUND: It is vital to reduce the proportion of sedentary behavior in children. Understanding the duration and behavioral context is needed. The present study examined school-grade and sex differences in domain-specific sedentary times and concurrence with screen-time guidelines among Japanese elementary school children. METHODS: A total of 625 children (330 boys) were surveyed in 2010 and 2014. Using a questionnaire, data regarding participants' grade (first through third grades: lower grades; fourth through six grades: higher grades), sex, weight, and height were collected in addition to the time spent per day engaging in each specific sedentary behavior separately: (1) reading or listening to music, (2) TV or video viewing, (3) TV game use, (4) internet use excluding class, (5) homework, and (6) car travel...
April 13, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405691/-customised-early-mobilisation-how-about-a%C3%A2-little-bit-more
#14
S Nessizius
Early mobilisation of patients in intensive care starts in a multiprofessional team with passive techniques continuing with assistive measures and finally going on to active training including mobilisation leading to sitting and standing positions as well as walking. Positive effects regarding these procedures have been proved in numerous studies and can also be found in the revision of the S2e guideline "Positioning and early mobilisation in prophylaxis or therapy of pulmonary disorders". In order to work with regard to the resources of the patient in intensive care, of the multiprofessional team, of the ward-specific structures and of the used equipment it is vital to apply a customised mobilisation concept...
April 12, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404558/factors-associated-with-participation-in-resistance-training-a-systematic-review
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Ryan E Rhodes, David R Lubans, Nandini Karunamuni, Sarah Kennedy, Ronald Plotnikoff
OBJECTIVE: Regular participation in resistance training (RT) is critical to health and recommended in most international physical activity guidelines. Few people, however, participate in RT. The purpose of this review was to assess the demographic, behavioural, intrapersonal, interpersonal and environmental factors associated with participating in RT. DATA SOURCES: Eligible studies were from English peer-reviewed published articles that examined correlates or determinants of RT in adult samples...
April 12, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403144/unhealthy-habits-persist-the-ongoing-presence-of-modifiable-risk-factors-for-disease-in-women
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Cassandra Szoeke, Christa Dang, Philippe Lehert, Martha Hickey, Meg E Morris, Lorraine Dennerstein, Stephen Campbell
OBJECTIVES: Vascular disease remains a leading cause of death. There are several vascular risk factors identified that can mitigate development of disease in ageing. We examine reported rates of modifiable risk factors in women responding to an online health questionnaire advertised by popular media. METHODS: A sample of 26 620 women aged over 18 was examined in 2015 with a cross-sectional health questionnaire. The questionnaire included self-reported health, mood, lifestyle and vascular risk factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399588/-quality-criteria-for-the-conception-implementation-and-evaluation-of-interventions-for-physical-activity-promotion-a-state-of-the-art-review
#17
Sven Messing, Alfred Rütten
The success of an intervention for physical activity promotion depends not only on the use of an evidence-based approach, but also on the quality of its implementation in practice. Based on current recommendations from scientists and public health institutions, this state-of-the-art review summarizes the quality criteria for the conception, implementation and evaluation of interventions.A systematic literature search was conducted in the electronic databases PubMed and Scopus. Additionally, guidelines from relevant public health institutions were identified via search engines and websites from governmental and nongovernmental organizations...
March 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399584/-recommendations-for-physical-activity-during-and-after-pregnancy
#18
Nina Ferrari, Christine Graf
Regular physical activity during and after pregnancy has beneficial effects for mother and child. German recommendations for physical activity during pregnancy are still missing.We searched PubMed (MedLine) for guidelines published between January 2010 and September 2015 on physical activity during and after pregnancy.A systematic literature research identified 29 articles. Recommendations in the context of specific diseases (gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, obesity, hypertension, PCO, incontinence) or intervention programs were excluded...
March 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399582/-german-national-physical-activity-recommendations-for-adults-and-older-adults-methods-database-and-rationale
#19
Eszter Füzéki, Lutz Vogt, Winfried Banzer
National physical activity recommendations are regarded as crucial elements of comprehensive physical activity promotion strategies. To date, Germany has no such national physical activity recommendations. The aim of this study was to provide physical activity recommendations based on a comprehensive summary of scientific evidence on the relationships between physical activity and a range of health outcomes in adults and older adults. The recommendations were developed in a 3-phase process (systematic literature review, development and use of quality criteria, synthesis of content) based on already existing high-quality guidelines...
March 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399581/-recommendations-for-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behaviour-for-children-and-adolescents-methods-database-and-rationale
#20
Christine Graf, Nina Ferrari, Ralph Beneke, Wilhelm Bloch, Stefanie Eiser, Benjamin Koch, Wolfgang Lawrenz, Susanne Krug, Kristin Manz, Renate Oberhoffer, Günter Stibbe, Alexander Woll
The benefits of physical activity and a reduction of sedentary behaviour in childhood and adolescence are well established.Based on a quality-assured literature review, the German recommendations were updated. Guidelines for infants, toddlers, children of kindergarten and primary school age and youth are clearly depictedIn general, a higher amount of physical activity is associated with more health benefits. Preschool age children should have 180 min of physical activity daily, and from primary school age on, at least 90 min daily are recommended...
March 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
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