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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165540/mobile-application-removes-societal-barriers-to-p4-medicine
#1
J-P Michel
The overlap between one innovative paradigm (P4 medicine: predictive, personalized, participatory and preventive) and another (a new definition of "Healthy ageing") is fertile ground for new technologies; a new mobile application (app) that could broaden our scientific knowledge of the ageing process and help us to better analyse the impact of possible interventions in slowing the ageing decline. A novel mobile application is here presented as a game including questions and tests will allow in 10 minutes the assessment of the following domains: robustness, flexibility (lower muscle strength), balance, mental and memory complaints, semantic memory and visual retention...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161974/the-oncology-family-app-providing-information-and-support-for-families-caring-for-their-child-with-cancer
#2
Penelope J Slater, Philippa E Fielden, Natalie K Bradford
The Oncology Family App supports families across the vast state of Queensland, Australia, with easy access to vital information, including management plans for a deteriorating child, patient specific information and other resources. This article describes the development and evaluation of this mobile app. The app was developed and tested in collaboration with parents, caregivers, and clinicians and released in November 2015. This first version featured "Statewide Hospital Contacts," including phone numbers, links to Google maps, and 24-hour emergency contacts with click to call functionality; "When to Call" describing symptoms to look out for in a deteriorating child; "Blood Results Table"; and "Information" listing recommended websites, health care team contacts, appointments, and notes...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160694/quick-and-selective-dual-mode-detection-of-h2s-gas-by-mobile-app-employing-silver-nanorods-array
#3
Shashank Kumar Gahlaut, Kavita Yadav, Chandrashekhar Sharan, Jitendra Pratap Singh
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a hazardous gas, which not only harms living beings but also poses a significant risk to damage materials placed in culture and art museums, due to its corrosive nature. We demonstrate a novel approach for selective rapid detection of H2S gas using silver nanorods (AgNRs) array on glass substrate at ambient conditions. The arrays were prepared by glancing angle deposition method. The colorimetric and water wetting properties of as-fabricated arrays were found to be highly sensitive towards the sulfurization, in the presence of H2S gas with a minimal concentration in ppm range...
November 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159919/smart-phone-accessibility-and-mhealth-use-in-a-limited-resource-setting
#4
Shelby L Garner, Tanya Sudia, Spurgeon Rachaprolu
AIM: To determine smartphone access and use including future opportunities for mHealth and potential ethical implications among health care professionals practicing at a health care facility in Bengaluru, India. BACKGROUND: The evolution of smart phones can provide convenient, portable, and rapid access to resources for health care professionals. While mobile phone accessibility has improved in recent years in many low and middle-income countries, the use of smart phones to address health priorities remains limited in some limited resource settings...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157465/dietos-a-dietary-recommender-system-for-chronic-diseases-monitoring-and-management
#5
Giuseppe Agapito, Mariadelina Simeoni, Barbara Calabrese, Ilaria Caré, Theodora Lamprinoudi, Pietro H Guzzi, Arturo Pujia, Giorgio Fuiano, Mario Cannataro
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Use of mobile and web-based applications for diet and weight management is currently increasing. However, the impact of known apps on clinical outcomes is not well-characterized so far. Moreover, availability of food recommender systems providing high quality nutritional advices to both healthy and diet-related chronic diseases users is very limited. In addition, the potentiality of nutraceutical properties of typical regional foods for improving app utility has not been exerted to this end...
January 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156896/proutine-a-feasibility-study-assessing-surveillance-of-electronic-patient-reported-outcomes-and-adherence-via-smartphone-app-in-advanced-cancer
#6
Gesine Benze, Friedemann Nauck, Bernd Alt-Epping, Giuseppe Gianni, Thomas Bauknecht, Johannes Ettl, Anna Munte, Luisa Kretzschmar, Jan Gaertner
BACKGROUND: In advanced cancer, quality of life (QoL) is a major treatment goal. In order to achieve this, the identification of suffering by screening for patient-reported-outcomes (PROs, i.e., symptoms) is of utmost importance. The use of paper-pencil questionnaires is associated with significant shortcomings due to missing data, recall bias and transcription errors. Other than that, the electronic recording of PROs by mobile Health (mHealth) offers a number of advantages. The aim of this study was to test whether the routine assessment of PROs via a newly developed smartphone application (MeQoL®) is feasible...
October 26, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156618/optimized-lateral-flow-immunoassay-reader-for-the-detection-of-infectious-diseases-in-developing-countries
#7
Evdokia Pilavaki, Andreas Demosthenous
Detection and control of infectious diseases is a major problem, especially in developing countries. Lateral flow immunoassays can be used with great success for the detection of infectious diseases. However, for the quantification of their results an electronic reader is required. This paper presents an optimized handheld electronic reader for developing countries. It features a potentially low-cost, low-power, battery-operated device with no added optical accessories. The operation of this proof of concept device is based on measuring the reflected light from the lateral flow immunoassay and translating it into the concentration of the specific analyte of interest...
November 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154165/engagement-in-mobile-phone-app-for-self-monitoring-of-emotional-wellbeing-predicts-changes-in-mental-health-moodprism
#8
David Bakker, Nikki Rickard
BACKGROUND: Mobile apps are being used increasingly for mental health purposes, but evidence of their efficacy remains limited. The mechanisms underlying any effects of such apps are also unclear. This study examined the effectiveness of a self-monitoring mobile phone app by investigating the relationships between app engagement and mental health outcomes. METHOD: Participants downloaded the MoodPrism app from the iOS and Android app stores, completing in-app assessments at start of use and again 30days later...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153592/missing-the-mark-for-patient-engagement-mhealth-literacy-strategies-and-behavior-change-processes-in-smoking-cessation-apps
#9
Samantha R Paige, Julia M Alber, Michael L Stellefson, Janice L Krieger
OBJECTIVE: To examine how Transtheoretical Model (TTM)'s processes of change and mHealth literacy strategies are employed in mobile smoking cessation apps. METHODS: A purposive sample of 100 iTunes apps were coded to assess descriptive (price, type, developer, user-rating) and engagement metrics, including processes of change and mHealth literacy strategies (plain language, usability, interactivity). One-way ANOVAs and independent samples t-tests examined associations between descriptive and engagement metrics...
November 12, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153002/the-use-of-behavior-modeling-training-in-a-mobile-app-parent-training-program-to-improve-functional-communication-of-young-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#10
Gloria C Law, Maureen Neihart, Anuradha Dutt
Communication intervention in early life can significantly impact long-term outcomes for young children with autism. Parents can be vital resources in the midst of the current manpower shortage. Map4speech is a new mobile application developed for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. It is specially designed to provide high-quality, interactive learning, coupled with frequent feedback and live coaching to train parents in a naturalistic language intervention. A multiple-baseline single-case experimental design was conducted across three parent-child dyads...
March 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148112/big-data-and-data-science-in-healthcare-what-nurses-and-midwives-need-to-know
#11
EDITORIAL
Siobhan O'Connor
The evolution of technology in contemporary society has been accelerating in recent decades, with smaller, more interconnected hardware devices and software applications becoming the norm. As desktop computing paved the way for mobile platforms, which are now transitioning to wearable devices and other sensors, it is inevitable these electronic tools will advance into the realm of nanotechnology and biotechnology in the years to come. As the proliferation of information and communication technology continues it has led to a tsunami of digital data (Bates et al, 2014), which is being collected on many aspects of life...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139070/mobile-health-application-and-e-health-literacy-opportunities-and-concerns-for-cancer-patients-and-caregivers
#12
Hyunmin Kim, Joy V Goldsmith, Soham Sengupta, Asos Mahmood, M Paige Powell, Jay Bhatt, Cyril F Chang, Soumitra S Bhuyan
Health literacy is critical for cancer patients as they must understand complex procedures or treatment options. Caregivers' health literacy also plays a crucial role in caring for cancer patients. Low health literacy is associated with low adherence to medications, poor health status, and increased health care costs. There is a growing interest in the use of mobile health applications (apps) to improve health literacy. Mobile health apps can empower underserved cancer patients and their caregivers by providing features or functionalities to enhance interactive patient-provider communication and to understand medical information more readily...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138128/will-participatory-syndromic-surveillance-work-in-latin-america-piloting-a-mobile-approach-to-crowdsource-influenza-like-illness-data-in-guatemala
#13
José Tomás Prieto, Jorge H Jara, Juan Pablo Alvis, Luis R Furlan, Christian Travis Murray, Judith Garcia, Pierre-Jean Benghozi, Susan Cornelia Kaydos-Daniels
BACKGROUND: In many Latin American countries, official influenza reports are neither timely nor complete, and surveillance of influenza-like illness (ILI) remains thin in consistency and precision. Public participation with mobile technology may offer new ways of identifying nonmedically attended cases and reduce reporting delays, but no published studies to date have assessed the viability of ILI surveillance with mobile tools in Latin America. We implemented and assessed an ILI-tailored mobile health (mHealth) participatory reporting system...
November 14, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132449/using-mobile-apps-to-communicate-vaccination-records-a-city-wide-evaluation-with-a-national-immunization-app-maternal-child-registry-and-public-health-authorities
#14
Katherine M Atkinson, Ziad El-Khatib, Geoffery Barnum, Cameron Bell, Marie-Claude Turcotte, Malia S Q Murphy, Mari Teitelbaum, Pranesh Chakraborty, Lucie Laflamme, Kumanan Wilson
Medicine is experiencing a paradigm shift, where patients are increasingly involved in the management of their health data. We created a mobile app which permitted parental reporting of immunization status to public health authorities. We describe app use as a proxy for feasibility and acceptability as well as data utility for public health surveillance. The evaluation period ran from April 27, 2015, to April 18, 2017, during which time 2,653 unique children's records were transmitted, containing 36,105 vaccinations...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126059/enhancing-early-psychosis-treatment-using-smartphone-technology-a-longitudinal-feasibility-and-validity-study
#15
Tara A Niendam, Laura M Tully, Ana-Maria Iosif, Divya Kumar, Kathleen E Nye, Jennifer C Denton, Lauren N Zakskorn, Taylor L Fedechko, Katherine M Pierce
Smartphone applications that promote symptom tracking and self-management may improve treatment of serious mental illness (SMI). Although feasibility has been established in chronic adult outpatient or inpatient SMI samples, no data exist regarding implementation of smartphone technology in adolescent and young adult populations as part of early psychosis (EP) outpatient care. We implemented a smartphone "app" plus clinician Dashboard as an add-on treatment tool in the University of California, Davis Early Psychosis Program...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125783/effectiveness-of-a-smartphone-app-to-increase-parents-knowledge-and-empowerment-in-the-mmr-vaccination-decision-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Marta Fadda, Elisa Galimberti, Maddalena Fiordelli, Luisa Romanò, Alessandro Zanetti, Peter J Schulz
Researchers are trying to build evidence for mhealth effectiveness in various fields. However, no evidence yet is showing the effectiveness of mhealth on parents' attitudes and behavior with regard to recommended vaccination of their children. The aim of this study was to look into the effects of 2 smartphone-based interventions targeting MMR vaccination knowledge and psychological empowerment respectively. The interventions used gamification features and videos in combination with text messages. We conducted a 2x2 between-subject factorial randomized controlled trial (absence/presence of knowledge intervention X absence/presence of empowerment intervention) with parents of young children in Italy...
November 2, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125425/ethical-and-regulatory-challenges-of-research-using-pervasive-sensing-and-other-emerging-technologies-irb-perspectives
#17
Camille Nebeker, John Harlow, Rebeca Giacinto-Espinoza, Rubi Orozco-Linares, Cinnamon S Bloss, Nadir Weibel
Vast quantities of personal health information and private identifiable information are being created through mobile apps, wearable sensors, and social networks. While new strategies and tools for obtaining health data have expanded researchers' abilities to design and test personalized and adaptive health interventions, the deployment of pervasive sensing and computational techniques to gather research data is raising ethical challenges for Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) charged with protecting research participants...
November 10, 2017: AJOB Empirical Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125393/complementary-support-from-facilitators-and-peers-for-promoting-mhealth-engagement-and-weight-loss
#18
Heewon Kim, Colter D Ray, Alaina M Veluscek
This study investigates the effects of mHealth interventions on sustainable behavior change and weight loss, drawing on in-app user activity data and online survey data. Specifically, we focus on the interactions within mobile support groups in Noom, an mHealth application for obesity intervention, to delve into how social support from facilitators and peers may play differential roles in promoting health outcomes. The results of structural equation modeling (N = 301) demonstrated that (a) perceived facilitator support was positively associated with group members' health information acquisition such as fitness-themed article reading whereas perceived peer support was positively linked to group participation such as posting and responding; (b) perceived peer support was positively related to normative influence among group members, which subsequently increased group members' responses to others' posts; and (c) health information reading and in-group posting promoted weight loss; however, merely responding to others' posts did not lead to weight-loss success...
November 2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123596/a-scoping-review-of-community-pharmacists-and-patients-at-risk-of-suicide
#19
REVIEW
Andrea Lynn Murphy, Katelyn Hillier, Randa Ataya, Pierre Thabet, Anne Marie Whelan, Claire O'Reilly, David Gardner
Background: Medications are commonly used in suicide attempts. Pharmacists are inextricably linked to medications and may have roles in helping those at risk of suicide. We conducted a scoping review to characterize the existing literature and make recommendations about future research. Methods: We used a 6-step approach based on an existing scoping review methodological framework, including identifying the research question; identifying relevant studies and other literature; study and literature selection; data charting; collating, summarizing and reporting results; and dissemination of results...
November 2017: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122790/cohort-profile-design-and-first-results-of-the-dutch-ibd-biobank-a-prospective-nationwide-biobank-of-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
Lieke M Spekhorst, Floris Imhann, Eleonora Am Festen, Ad A van Bodegraven, Nanne Kh de Boer, Gerd Bouma, Herma H Fidder, Geert D'Haens, Frank Hoentjen, Daan W Hommes, Dirk J de Jong, Mark Löwenberg, Pw Jeroen Maljaars, Andrea E van der Meulen-de Jong, Bas Oldenburg, Marieke J Pierik, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Pieter C Stokkers, Hein W Verspaget, Marijn C Visschedijk, C Janneke van der Woude, Gerard Dijkstra, Rinse K Weersma
PURPOSE: The Dutch IBD Biobank aims to facilitate the discovery of predictors for individual disease course and treatment response in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this paper, we aim to describe the establishment of the Dutch IBD Biobank, including the facilitators and barriers to establishment. Moreover, we aim to provide a complete overview of the content of the Dutch IBD Biobank. PARTICIPANTS: Since 2007, every patient with IBD treated in one of the eight Dutch university medical centres is asked to participate in the Dutch IBD Biobank in which 225 standardised IBD-related data items and biomaterials, such as serum, DNA, biopsies and a stool sample, are collected...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
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