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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818820/opportunities-of-mhealth-in-preconception-care-preferences-and-experiences-of-patients-and-health-care-providers-and-other-involved-professionals
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Matthijs R Van Dijk, Maria Ph Koster, Ageeth N Rosman, Regine Pm Steegers-Theunissen
BACKGROUND: The importance of the preconception period and preconception care (PCC) are broadly acknowledged and the potential benefits regarding health promotion have been studied extensively. PCC provides the opportunity to identify, prevent, and treat modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors to optimize the health of couples trying to become pregnant. The prevalence of modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors in these couples is high, but the uptake of PCC remains low. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to identify the preferences and experiences of women and men (patients) trying to become pregnant and of health care providers and other involved professionals regarding mobile health (mHealth), in particular the coaching platform Smarter Pregnancy, and its potential role in PCC...
August 17, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813630/gender-similarities-and-differences-for-e-health-behaviors-among-u-s-adults
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Cam Escoffery
BACKGROUND: Technology access and use are increasing worldwide. Adults can potentially use technology to assist with health promotion and medical care. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence of participation in online health-related activities between different genders of U.S. adults aged 18-90 years. METHODS: Primary data collected through a survey panel were used to examine associations between gender and technology ownership, Internet health-seeking behaviors and online behaviors related to health, having an app, and preferences for health information...
August 16, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810841/effectiveness-of-online-and-mobile-telephone-applications-apps-for-the-self-management-of-suicidal-ideation-and-self-harm-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Katrina Witt, Matthew J Spittal, Gregory Carter, Jane Pirkis, Sarah Hetrick, Dianne Currier, Jo Robinson, Allison Milner
BACKGROUND: Online and mobile telephone applications ('apps') have the potential to improve the scalability of effective interventions for suicidal ideation and self-harm. The aim of this review was therefore to investigate the effectiveness of digital interventions for the self-management of suicidal ideation or self-harm. METHODS: Seven databases (Applied Science & Technology; CENTRAL; CRESP; Embase; Global Health; PsycARTICLES; PsycINFO; Medline) were searched to 31 March, 2017...
August 15, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794895/-smartscopy-as-an-alternative-device-for-cervical-cancer-screening-a-pilot-study
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Yusuke Tanaka, Yutaka Ueda, Akiko Okazawa, Mamoru Kakuda, Shinya Matsuzaki, Eiji Kobayashi, Kiyoshi Yoshino, Tadashi Kimura
The use of smartphones, mobile networks and associated health applications (known as apps) is now almost universal. Countries with low medical resources need assistance in their delivery of healthcare. This is particularly true where there are limited numbers of specialised physicians or nurses with respect to cancer screening. As smartphones become more universal, real-time and near-real-time expert medical consultations and telediagnosis are becoming more common. This leads us to believe that there will soon be a demand for mobile cancer screening services, which will be particularly useful for women living in rural areas or doctor-less inner city communities...
April 2017: BMJ Innovations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792576/-online-text-based-psychosocial-intervention-for-youth-in-quebec
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Christine Thoër, Kathia Noiseux, Fabienne Siche, Caroline Palardy, Claire Vanier, Caroline Vrignaud
BACKGROUND: In 2013, Tel-jeunes created a text messaging intervention program to reach youth aged 12 to 17 years on their cell phones. Tel-jeunes was the first in the country to offer a text-based brief psychosocial interventions performed by professional counselors. Researchers were contacted to document and evaluate the program. OBJECTIVES: The research aimed to: 1) determine motives, contexts and issues that lead young people to use the SMS service; 2) document the characteristics of text-based brief intervention; and 3) assess the advantages and difficulties encountered by counselors who respounded to youth text-messages...
2017: Santé Mentale Au Québec
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792292/moodivate-a-self-help-behavioral-activation-mobile-app-for-utilization-in-primary-care-development-and-clinical-considerations
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Jennifer Dahne, C W Lejuez, Jacob Kustanowitz, Julia W Felton, Vanessa A Diaz, Marty S Player, Matthew J Carpenter
Depressive symptoms are highly prevalent and are associated with considerable functional impairment, significant public health costs, and heightened mortality risk. Individuals experiencing impairment due to depressive symptomatology are most likely to report their symptoms to a primary care provider. As such, national guidelines highlight the need to assess and effectively treat depression via primary care. Despite these guidelines, the dissemination of evidence-based psychotherapy via primary care is limited, likely due to both provider- and patient-level treatment barriers...
March 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790131/a-team-based-online-game-improves-blood-glucose-control-in-veterans-with-type-2-diabetes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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B Price Kerfoot, David R Gagnon, Graham T McMahon, Jay D Orlander, Katherine E Kurgansky, Paul R Conlin
OBJECTIVE: Rigorous evidence is lacking whether online games can improve patients' longer-term health outcomes. We investigated whether an online team-based game delivering diabetes self-management education (DSME) to patients via e-mail or mobile app can generate longer-term improvements in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Patients (n = 456) on oral diabetes medications with HbA1c ≥58 mmol/mol were randomly assigned between a DSME game (with a civics booklet) and a civics game (with a DSME booklet)...
August 8, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777029/characterizing-smartphone-engagement-for-schizophrenia-results-of-a-naturalist-mobile-health-study
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John Torous, Patrick Staples, Linda Slaters, Jared Adams, Luis Sandoval, J P Onnela, Matcheri Keshavan
INTRODUCTION: Despite growing interest in smartphone apps for schizophrenia, little is known about how these apps are utilized in the real world. Understanding how app users are engaging with these tools outside of the confines of traditional clinical studies offers an important information on who is most likely to use apps and what type of data they are willing to share. METHODS: The Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America, in partnership with Self Care Catalyst, has created a smartphone app for schizophrenia that is free and publically available on both Apple iTunes and Google Android Play stores...
August 4, 2017: Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771168/feasibility-of-a-secure-wireless-sensing-smartwatch-application-for-the-self-management-of-pediatric-asthma
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Anahita Hosseini, Chris M Buonocore, Sepideh Hashemzadeh, Hannaneh Hojaiji, Haik Kalantarian, Costas Sideris, Alex A T Bui, Christine E King, Majid Sarrafzadeh
To address the need for asthma self-management in pediatrics, the authors present the feasibility of a mobile health (mHealth) platform built on their prior work in an asthmatic adult and child. Real-time asthma attack risk was assessed through physiological and environmental sensors. Data were sent to a cloud via a smartwatch application (app) using Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant cryptography and combined with online source data. A risk level (high, medium or low) was determined using a random forest classifier and then sent to the app to be visualized as animated dragon graphics for easy interpretation by children...
August 3, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768606/the-potential-of-mobile-apps-for-improving-asthma-self-management-a-review-of-publicly-available-and-well-adopted-asthma-apps
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Peter Tinschert, Robert Jakob, Filipe Barata, Jan-Niklas Kramer, Tobias Kowatsch
BACKGROUND: Effective disease self-management lowers asthma's burden of disease for both individual patients and health care systems. In principle, mobile health (mHealth) apps could enable effective asthma self-management interventions that improve a patient's quality of life while simultaneously reducing the overall treatment costs for health care systems. However, prior reviews in this field have found that mHealth apps for asthma lack clinical evaluation and are often not based on medical guidelines...
August 2, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765857/why-the-public-health-sector-couldn-t-create-pok%C3%A3-mon-go
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Becky Freeman, Josephine Chau, Seema Mihrshahi
Pokémon Go has been subject to much attention - from both the players that download the augmented reality game and the news media. Amid the exaggerated media reports, Pokémon Go may have unintended health benefits. Players have reported walking more, spending more time with family, experiencing improvements in their mental health and feeling more connected to their communities. It is hard to imagine public health researchers developing a similar game that is fun, taps into pop culture, reaches a wide target audience, makes use of physical and virtual environments, creates a sense of both competition and community, and has spin-off health benefits...
July 26, 2017: Public Health Research & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765101/systematic-review-protocol-to-assess-the-effectiveness-of-usability-questionnaires-in-mhealth-app-studies
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Leming Zhou, Jie Bao, Bambang Parmanto
BACKGROUND: Usability questionnaires have a wide use in mobile health (mHealth) app usability studies. However, no systematic review has been conducted for assessing the effectiveness of these questionnaires. OBJECTIVE: This paper describes a protocol for conducting a systematic review of published questionnaire-based mHealth app usability studies. METHODS: In this systematic review, we will select recently published (2008-2017) articles from peer-reviewed journals and conferences that describe mHealth app usability studies and implement at least one usability questionnaire...
August 1, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763184/-smartphone-use-in-nursing-population-a-narrative-review
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Gianluca Pucciarelli, Silvio Simeone, Giuseppe Madonna, Michele Virgolesi
INTRODUCTION: In healthcare, smartphone is becoming an important tool among nursing population. With the smartphones, it was possible to implement new care models. However, if used incorrectly, it could be the cause of nurses' distraction and nosocomial infection. AIM: To analyze the various apps used by the nursing population and describe the smartphones' positive and negative aspects on health care by review the literature. METHOD: PubMed, CINAHL, SCOPUS e Web of Knowledge, Google Schoolar, databases were used to perform this study...
April 2017: Professioni Infermieristiche
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762221/-the-utilization-of-health-related-applications-in-chronic-disease-self-management
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Chi-Wen Kao, Hui-Wan Chuang, Ting-Yu Chen
The dramatic increase in smartphone usage has spurred the development of many health-related mobile applications (apps). On the other hand, population aging and the associated rise in the incidence of chronic disease is increasing the demand for long-term care. Effective chronic disease self-management has been shown to help patients improve their health condition. Numerous smartphone applications currently support patient self-management of chronic disease, facilitating health management and health promotion...
August 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754650/modeling-patient-treatment-with-medical-records-an-abstraction-hierarchy-to-understand-user-competencies-and-needs
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Justin D St-Maurice, Catherine M Burns
BACKGROUND: Health care is a complex sociotechnical system. Patient treatment is evolving and needs to incorporate the use of technology and new patient-centered treatment paradigms. Cognitive work analysis (CWA) is an effective framework for understanding complex systems, and work domain analysis (WDA) is useful for understanding complex ecologies. Although previous applications of CWA have described patient treatment, due to their scope of work patients were previously characterized as biomedical machines, rather than patient actors involved in their own care...
July 28, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754011/student-perceptions-and-acceptance-of-mobile-technology-in-an-undergraduate-nursing-program
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Tracy P George, Claire DeCristofaro, Pamela F Murphy, Archie Sims
Mobile technology allows healthcare students to access current evidence-based resources. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the student experience of implementing point-of-care (POC) smartphone applications in a first-semester undergraduate nursing program. Teaching methods included using case studies in the laboratory to familiarize students with the apps. At community screening sites, evidence-based guidelines were referenced when students discussed screening results with patients. Surveys were administered prior to implementing this innovation and after the students utilized the apps in direct patient interactions...
July 21, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751970/service-evaluation-of-the-implementation-of-a-digitally-enabled-care-pathway-for-the-recognition-and-management-of-acute-kidney-injury
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Alistair Connell, Hugh Montgomery, Stephen Morris, Claire Nightingale, Sarah Stanley, Mary Emerson, Gareth Jones, Omid Sadeghi-Alavijeh, Charles Merrick, Dominic King, Alan Karthikesalingam, Cian Hughes, Joseph Ledsam, Trevor Back, Geraint Rees, Rosalind Raine, Christopher Laing
Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), an abrupt deterioration in kidney function, is defined by changes in urine output or serum creatinine. AKI is common (affecting up to 20% of acute hospital admissions in the United Kingdom), associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and expensive (excess costs to the National Health Service in England alone may exceed £1 billion per year). NHS England has mandated the implementation of an automated algorithm to detect AKI based on changes in serum creatinine, and to alert clinicians...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751298/the-relationship-between-individual-characteristics-and-interest-in-using-a-mobile-phone-app-for-hiv-self-management-observational-cohort-study-of-people-living-with-hiv
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Robert James Lucero, Jemima A Frimpong, Elizabeth A Fehlberg, Ragnhildur I Bjarnadottir, Michael T Weaver, Christa Cook, Francois Modave, Mobeen H Rathore, Jamie P Morano, Gladys Ibanez, Robert L Cook
BACKGROUND: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to be a major health issue in the United States, and an estimated 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV. As part of Healthy People 2020, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has targeted the persistent demographic and geographic disparities in HIV prevalence and management. Preliminary evidence suggests that mobile health technology (smartphone apps) may be a promising way to support HIV self-management among vulnerable populations of people living with HIV (PLWH) who lack access to appropriate health care services...
July 27, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750912/development-and-initial-evaluation-of-a-mobile-application-to-help-with-mindfulness-training-and-practice
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Inmaculada Plaza García, Carlos Medrano Sánchez, Ángel Sánchez Espílez, Iván García-Magariño, Guillermo Azuara Guillén, Javier García-Campayo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Different review articles support the usefulness and effectiveness of mindfulness techniques in health and wellbeing. In this paper we present a first prototype of a mobile application to help with the training and practice of mindfulness, taking into account the lacks detected in a previous literature review. Our aim was to measure acceptance and perceived quality, as well as gather data about app usage. Their dependence on demographic variables and the change in mindful level was also measured...
September 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750335/ironphone-mobile-device-coupled-point-of-care-diagnostics-for-assessment-of-iron-status-by-quantification-of-serum-ferritin
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Balaji Srinivasan, Dakota O'Dell, Julia L Finkelstein, Seoho Lee, David Erickson, Saurabh Mehta
Iron deficiency (ID) is an urgent public health problem that has devastating effects on maternal and child health. However, due to poor access and affordability, screening and diagnosis for ID is often limited to proxy hemoglobin measurements alone. Here, we report the development and validation of ironPhone, a mobile-device coupled portable diagnostics for quantification of serum ferritin concentrations, an iron status biomarker, within a few minutes, from a drop of fingerprick blood. The ironPhone diagnostic platform comprises of a smartphone accessory, an app, and a disposable lateral flow immunoassay test strip to quantify serum ferritin...
July 19, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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