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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645891/health-app-use-among-individuals-with-symptoms-of-depression-and-anxiety-a-survey-study-with-thematic-coding
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Caryn Kseniya Rubanovich, David C Mohr, Stephen M Schueller
BACKGROUND: Researchers have largely turned to commercial app stores, randomized trials, and systematic reviews to make sense of the mHealth landscape. Few studies have approached understanding by collecting information from target end users. The end user perspective is critical as end user interest in and use of mHealth technologies will ultimately drive the efficacy of these tools. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to obtain information from end users of mHealth technologies to better understand the physical and mental health apps people use and for what purposes...
June 23, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645890/tailored-communication-within-mobile-apps-for-diabetes-self-management-a-systematic-review
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Heidi Holmen, Astrid Klopstad Wahl, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Lis Ribu
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of diabetes is increasing and with the requirements for self-management and risk of late complications, it remains a challenge for the individual and society. Patients can benefit from support from health care personnel in their self-management, and the traditional communication between patients and health care personnel is changing. Smartphones and apps offer a unique platform for communication, but apps with integrated health care personnel communication based on patient data are yet to be investigated to provide evidence of possible effects...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640594/biomedical-diagnostics-enabled-by-integrated-organic-and-printed-electronics
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Termeh Ahmadraji, Laura Gonzalez-Macia, Tapio Ritvonen, Andreas Willert, Saara Tuurala, Satu Ylimaula, David Donaghy, Mika Suhonen, Dave Smart, Vitaly Efremov, Aoife Morrin, Reinhard R Baumann, Munira Raja, Antti Kemppainen, Anthony J Killard
Organic and printed electronics integration has the potential to revolutionise many technologies, including biomedical diag-nostics. This work demonstrates the successful integration of multiple printed electronic functionalities into a single device capable of the measurement of hydrogen peroxide, and total cholesterol. The single-use device employed printed electrochemical sen-sors for hydrogen peroxide electroreduction integrated with printed electrochromic display and battery. The system was driven by a conventional electronic circuit designed to illustrate the complete integration of silicon ICs via pick and place, or using organic electronic circuits...
June 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639997/parent-education-is-changing-a-review-of-smartphone-apps
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Deborah Winders Davis, M Cynthia Logsdon, Krista Vogt, Jeff Rushton, John Myers, Adrian Lauf, Felicia Hogan
PURPOSE: The purpose was to critique existing parenting apps using established criteria and health literacy guidelines. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive methodology was used. METHODS: The Apple App Store was searched using the terms parenting, child health, and infant health. To be included, the apps had to have relevant content (parenting, child health, or infant health), be in English, and contain parent education. After eliminating apps that failed to meet inclusion criteria from the original 203 apps, 46 apps were reviewed...
June 20, 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639990/recent-mobile-health-interventions-to-support-medication-adherence-among-hiv-positive-msm
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Kathryn E Muessig, Sara LeGrand, Keith J Horvath, José A Bauermeister, Lisa B Hightow-Weidman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We describe recent mobile health (mHealth) interventions supporting antiretroviral therapy (ART) medication adherence among HIV-positive MSM. RECENT FINDINGS: Keyword searches (1 January 2016-13 May 2017) identified 721 citations. Seven publications reporting on six studies met inclusion criteria. Five studies focused on MSM. Interventions primarily employed text messaging (n = 4), whereas two focused on smartphone apps and one on social media...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636617/backup-development-and-evaluation-of-a-smart-phone-application-for-coping-with-suicidal-crises
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Kirsten Pauwels, Saskia Aerts, Ekke Muijzers, Eva De Jaegere, Kees van Heeringen, Gwendolyn Portzky
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major public health issue and has large impact on the lives of many people. Innovative technologies such as smartphones could create new possibilities for suicide prevention, such as helping to overcome the barriers and stigma on help seeking in case of suicidal ideation. Due to their omnipresence, smartphone apps can offer suicide prevention tools very fast, they are easily-accessible, low-threshold and can help overcome some of the help-seeking barriers suicidal people experience...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621247/-aria-2016-executive-summary-integrated-care-pathways-for-predictive-medicine-across-the-life-cycle
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Ayşe Arzu Yorgancıoğlu, Ömer Kalaycı, Cemal Cingi, Bilun Gemicioğlu, Ali Fuat Kalyoncu, Iogana Agache, Claus Bachert, Anna Bedbrook, George Walter Canonica, Thomas Casale, Alvaro Cruz, Wytsk Ej Fokkens, Peter Hellings, Boleslaw Samolinski, Jean Bousquet
The Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) initiative commenced during a World Health Organization (WHO) workshop in 1999. The initial goals were (i) to propose a new allergic rhinitis classification, (ii) to promote the concept of multi-morbidity in asthma and rhinitis and (iii) to develop guidelines with all stakeholders for global use in all countries and populations. ARIA- disseminated and implemented in over 70 countries globally- is now focusing on the implementation of emerging technologies for individualized and predictive medicine...
March 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616846/characterizing-user-engagement-with-health-app-data-a-data-mining-approach
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Katrina J Serrano, Kisha I Coa, Mandi Yu, Dana L Wolff-Hughes, Audie A Atienza
The use of mobile health applications (apps) especially in the area of lifestyle behaviors has increased, thus providing unprecedented opportunities to develop health programs that can engage people in real-time and in the real-world. Yet, relatively little is known about which factors relate to the engagement of commercially available apps for health behaviors. This exploratory study examined behavioral engagement with a weight loss app, Lose It! and characterized higher versus lower engaged groups. Cross-sectional, anonymized data from Lose It! were analyzed (n = 12,427,196)...
June 14, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615159/mobile-health-in-oncology-a-patient-survey-about-app-assisted-cancer-care
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Kerstin Anne Kessel, Marco Me Vogel, Carmen Kessel, Henning Bier, Tilo Biedermann, Helmut Friess, Peter Herschbach, Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Bernhard Meyer, Marion Kiechle, Ulrich Keller, Christian Peschel, Roland M Schmid, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, the health care sector has been enriched by numerous innovations such as apps and connected devices that assist users in weight reduction and diabetes management. However, only a few native apps in the oncological context exist, which support patients during treatment and aftercare. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze patients' acceptance regarding app use and to investigate the functions of an oncological app that are most required, and the primary reasons for patients to refuse app-assisted cancer care...
June 14, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612324/assessing-the-feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-an-app-in-improving-knowledge-on-oral-cancer-an-interventional-study
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Prajna Pramod Nayak, Sushma S Nayak, Deepicca Sathiyabalan, N K Aditya, Priyanjana Das
Although current oral health care initiatives have proved to be quite successful, a great number of individuals are unaware of how their choice of daily activities compromises their oral health. That is why newer technologies like WhatsApp can definitely serve as a platform to communicate dental advice, thereby strengthening the bridge between health and technology. The objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of WhatsApp as a tool for providing health education on tobacco and oral cancer as compared to the conventional health education via PowerPoint...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605151/perceptions-of-smartphone-user-centered-mobile-health-tracking-apps-across-various-chronic-illness-populations-an-integrative-review
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Susan D Birkhoff, Suzanne C Smeltzer
PURPOSE: This integrative review presents a synthesis of the current qualitative research addressing the motivating factors, usability, and experiences of mobile health tracking applications (apps) across various chronic disease populations. DESIGN: Integrative review of the literature. METHODS: Databases used to conduct this integrative review included: PubMed Plus, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Google Scholar, Science Direct, and EBSCO megafile...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598210/ehealth-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-self-management-the-patient-perspective
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Danny Con, Belinda Jackson, Kathleen Gray, Peter De Cruz
BACKGROUND: Electronic health (eHealth) solutions may help address the growing pressure on IBD outpatient services as they encompass a component of self-management. However, information regarding patients' attitudes towards the use of eHealth solutions in IBD is lacking. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate eHealth technology use and explore the perspectives of IBD patients on what constitutes the ideal eHealth solution to facilitate self-management...
June 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596147/a-mobile-phone-based-health-coaching-intervention-for-weight-loss-and-blood-pressure-reduction-in-a-national-payer-population-a-retrospective-study
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Alice Yuqing Mao, Connie Chen, Candy Magana, Karla Caballero Barajas, J Nwando Olayiwola
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity and associated metabolic conditions continue to be challenging and costly to address for health care systems; 71% of American adults were overweight, with 35% of men and 40% of women diagnosed with obesity in 2014. Digital health coaching is an innovative approach to decreasing the barriers of cost and accessibility of receiving health coaching for the prevention and management of chronic disease in overweight or obese individuals. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the early impact of a mobile phone-based health coaching service on weight loss and blood pressure management in a commercially insured population...
June 8, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584780/comparison-of-the-effectiveness-of-a-mobile-phone-based-education-program-in-educating-mothers-as-oral-health-providers-in-two-regions-of-saudi-arabia
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Saleh Ali AlKlayb, Mansour K Assery, AlJohara AlQahtani, Madawy AlAnazi, Sharat Chandra Pani
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The penetration of mobile phone devices is widespread across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Recently, there has been evidence of the success of phone-based applications in the provision of preventive oral health care to children and their parents. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a mobile phone-based application in educating mothers of children aged below 6 years of age in preventive dental care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A mobile phone-based application (iTeethey™) was developed for iPhone and Android and made freely available on Google Play and App Store...
May 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583905/health-app-possession-among-smartphone-or-tablet-owners-in-hong-kong-population-based-survey
#15
Chen Shen, Man Ping Wang, Joanna Tw Chu, Alice Wan, Kasisomayajula Viswanath, Sophia Siu Chee Chan, Tai Hing Lam
BACKGROUND: Health apps are increasingly used with important implications for health. Hong Kong is one of the most technologically advanced and connected cities-smartphone ownership and Internet access rates are among the highest in the world. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the prevalence of health app possession and related sociodemographic factors and health behaviors among smartphone or tablet owners in Hong Kong. METHODS: A territory-wide population-based dual (landline and mobile) telephone survey was conducted in 2016...
June 5, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582245/designing-a-mobile-health-app-for-patients-with-dysphagia-following-head-and-neck-cancer-a-qualitative-study
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Gabriela Constantinescu, Irene Loewen, Ben King, Chris Brodt, William Hodgetts, Jana Rieger
BACKGROUND: Adherence to swallowing rehabilitation exercises is important to develop and maintain functional improvement, yet more than half of head and neck cancer (HNC) patients report having difficulty adhering to prescribed regimens. Health apps with game elements have been used in other health domains to motivate and engage patients. Understanding the factors that impact adherence may allow for more effective gamified solutions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to (1) identify self-reported factors that influence adherence to conventional home therapy without a mobile device in HNC patients and (2) identify appealing biofeedback designs that could be used in a health app...
March 24, 2017: JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570436/integration-of-mobile-health-technology-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain-a-critical-review
#17
Lalitha V Sundararaman, Robert R Edwards, Edgar L Ross, Robert N Jamison
This article provides a critical overview and best-evidence synthesis of the use of mobile health (mHealth) technology among persons with chronic pain and their health care providers and examines the future benefits and barriers of implementing mHealth technology in clinical care. We critically review articles about electronic pain diaries, pain assessment programs, text messaging, and smartphone pain apps for management of persons with pain. Also presented are findings on the utility of activity trackers and use of telehealth to deliver cognitive behavioral therapy...
July 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569409/there-is-an-app-for-that-the-current-state-of-mobile-applications-apps-for-dsm-5-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-anxiety-and-mood-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Michael Van Ameringen, Jasmine Turna, Zahra Khalesi, Katrina Pullia, Beth Patterson
Mental health apps are viewed as a promising modality to extend the reach of mental health care beyond the clinic. They do so by providing a means of assessment, tracking, and treatment through a smartphone. Given that nearly 2/3 of the American population owns a smartphone, mental health apps offer the possibility of overcoming treatment barriers such as geographic location or financial barriers. Unfortunately, the excitement surrounding mental health apps may be premature as the current supporting literature regarding their efficacy is limited...
June 1, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566263/preventive-care-infrastructure-based-on-ubiquitous-sensing-precious-a-study-protocol
#19
Carmina Castellano-Tejedor, Jordi Moreno, Andrea Ciudin, Gemma Parramón, Pilar Lusilla-Palacios
BACKGROUND: mHealth has experienced a huge growth during the last decade. It has been presented as a new and promising pathway to increase self-management of health and chronic conditions in several populations. One of the most prolific areas of mHealth has been healthy lifestyles promotion. However, few mobile apps have succeeded in engaging people and ensuring sustained use. OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the pilot test protocol of the PReventive Care Infrastructure based on Ubiquitous Sensing (PRECIOUS) project, aimed at validating the PRECIOUS system with end users...
May 31, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565937/app-guided-exposure-and-response-prevention-for-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-an-open-pilot-trial
#20
Christina L Boisseau, Carly M Schwartzman, Jessica Lawton, Maria C Mancebo
Although effective treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) exist, there are significant barriers to receiving evidence-based care. Mobile health applications (Apps) offer a promising way of overcoming these barriers by increasing access to treatment. The current study investigated the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of LiveOCDFree, an App designed to help OCD patients conduct exposure and response prevention (ERP). Twenty-one participants with mild to moderate symptoms of OCD were enrolled in a 12-week open trial of App-guided self-help ERP...
June 1, 2017: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
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