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Studying Health-related Internet And Mobile Device Use

Jun 12, 2020  · All apps classified as “health and fitness” or “medicine” were labelled as health-related. Overall, 476 out of the 10,123 unique apps (that is, 4.70%) were categorized as being health-related. To get a more detailed insight into these apps, we manually coded all apps labelled as health-related into one of the subcategories shown in Table 3.

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Mobile Health Apps to Facilitate Self-Care: A Qualitative ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) May 23, 2016  · Objective Consumers are living longer, creating more pressure on the health system and increasing their requirement for self-care of chronic conditions. Despite rapidly-increasing numbers of mobile health applications (‘apps’) for consumers’ self-care, there is a paucity of research into consumer engagement with electronic self-monitoring. This paper presents a qualitative exploration of ...

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Do young dating app users and non-users differ in mating ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Feb 02, 2021  · In recent years, dating apps have changed the way people meet and communicate with potential romantic and/or sexual partners. There exists a stereotype considering that these apps are used only for casual sex, so those apps would not be an adequate resource to find a long-term relationship. The objective of this study was to analyze possible individual differences in the mating orientations ...

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A Systematic Assessment of Smartphone Tools for Suicide ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Apr 13, 2016  · Apps with potentially harmful content were also identified. Despite the number of apps available, and their varied purposes, there is a clear need to develop useful, pragmatic, and multifaceted mobile resources for this population. Clinicians should be wary in recommending apps, especially as potentially harmful content can be presented as helpful.

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Online dietary intake assessment using a graphical food ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Aug 10, 2018  · This work is a step toward the promotion of wider uptake of online apps that can provide online dietary intake assessment at-scale, with the aim of addressing pressing epidemiological challenges. Citation: Zenun Franco R, Fallaize R, Lovegrove JA, Hwang F (2018) Online dietary intake assessment using a graphical food frequency app (eNutri ...

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The Impacts of Using Smartphone Dating Applications on ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Nov 09, 2016  · Dating applications (apps) on smartphones have become increasingly popular. The aim of this study was to explore the association between the use of dating apps and risky sexual behaviours. Data were collected in four university campuses in Hong Kong. Subjects completed a structured questionnaire asking about the use of dating apps, sexual behaviours, and sociodemographics.

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Users’ preferences and design recommendations to promote ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Dec 10, 2018  · Apps ability to save and display previously logged data will also limit the time requirement for use: "Apps that remembers what you have put it,…because you will probably find that we eat a lot of same foods all the time but having to re-enter that in as a new-entry every single time is …

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The efficacy of a brief app-based mindfulness intervention ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Dec 31, 2018  · If MM apps are able to impart fairly immediate benefits, this would have implications for reducing the societal burden of stress-related illness, and increasing the health of individuals, organisations and national economies, especially given the low cost and scalability of mobile health interventions relative to in-person programs.

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Mobile apps for treatment of speech disorders in children ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Aug 09, 2018  · Background Recently there has been exponential growth in mobile health (mHealth) applications (apps) for children with speech disorders. A challenge for health professionals and families is knowing how to find high quality apps that are therapeutically beneficial. We systematically search and critique the quality of mobile apps for childhood speech disorders.

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A Smartphone Ecological Momentary Assessment/Intervention ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Aug 14, 2013  · And, though there are a number of apps that have been designed to collect and provide summary data (e.g., “Way of Life”, “The Habit Factor”, “i Run, You Run”), to our knowledge our app is the first designed specifically for flexible EMA/EMI use; and the first to be used for that expressed purpose.

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The Health-e Babies App for antenatal education ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) May 16, 2018  · Background The use of mobile technology such as phone applications (apps) has been proposed as an efficient means of providing health and clinical information in a variety of healthcare settings. We developed the Health-e Babies app as an Android smart phone application for pregnant women attending a tertiary hospital in a low socio-economic community, with the objective of providing …

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Proof of concept of a smartphone app to support delivery ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Aug 22, 2019  · Apps have distinct advantages over face-to-face procedures: they are low-cost, already integrated into users’ lives, and very easily accessible. Many apps are targeted at parents and parents-to-be, with 1059 and 497 pregnancy-related apps listed on the iTunes and Google Play platforms respectively [ 2 ].

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A Systematic Review of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) May 02, 2016  · Depression is a common mental health condition for which many mobile apps aim to provide support. This review aims to identify self-help apps available exclusively for people with depression and evaluate those that offer cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or behavioural activation (BA). One hundred and seventeen apps have been identified after searching both the scientific …

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Is India ready for mental health apps (MHApps)? A ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Sep 19, 2018  · Background Mobile application based delivery of psycho-social interventions may help reduce the treatment gap for severe mental illnesses (SMIs) and decrease the burden on caregivers. Apps developed in high income settings show effectiveness, but they suffer from lack of applicability in low resource scenarios due to the difference in technology penetration, affordability, and acceptance.

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Consumer preference to utilise a mobile health app: A ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Feb 21, 2020  · The identification of key characteristics of more acceptable apps provide valuable insight and recommendations for developers of similar digital health administration technologies. This would increase the likelihood of achieving successful acceptance and utilisation by consumers.

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mHealth: A Strategic Field without a Solid Scientific Soul ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jul 07, 2014  · None of the apps in the shops have proved to have scientific support and only a fifth (57, 40+17 versions for other platforms, 20.1%) of them have some type of support. Some scientifically developed apps look promising but there is an urgent need to …

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Users of the main smartphone operating systems (iOS ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) May 03, 2017  · The increasingly widespread use of mobile phone applications (apps) as research tools and cost-effective means of vast data collection raises new methodological challenges. In recent years, it has become a common practice for scientists to design apps that run only on a single operating system, thereby excluding large numbers of users who use a different operating system.

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Who uses running apps and sports watches? Determinants and ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jul 21, 2017  · Apps are more likely to be used by younger, less experienced and less involved unorganized runners. Hence, apps have the potential to target this group of novice and fragile runners. In contrast, sports watches are more likely to be used by a different group of runners, older and more experienced, organized runners with higher involvement.

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Social Networking Smartphone Applications and Sexual ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jan 23, 2014  · Several smartphone applications (apps) designed to help men who have sex with men (MSM) find casual sexual partners have appeared on the market recently. Apps of this nature have the potential to impact sexual health and behavior by providing constant access to a large supply of available partners. In this study, the sexual health history, behavior, and personality of MSM who use these apps ...

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Mobile apps for treatment of speech disorders in children ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) A large number of mobile apps are now available for children needing speech therapy. For children, families and health professionals, it can be hard to know which apps have therapeutic benefit. For consumers, there is an urgent need for trustworthy recommendations of clinically beneficial therapy apps for children with speech disorders.

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Validation of the Mobile Application Rating Scale (MARS)

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Nov 02, 2020  · Background Mobile health apps (MHA) have the potential to improve health care. The commercial MHA market is rapidly growing, but the content and quality of available MHA are unknown. Instruments for the assessment of the quality and content of MHA are highly needed. The Mobile Application Rating Scale (MARS) is one of the most widely used tools to evaluate the quality of MHA.

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T2DM Self-Management via Smartphone Applications: A ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Nov 18, 2016  · Background Mobile health interventions (mHealth) based on smartphone applications (apps) are promising tools to help improve diabetes care and self-management; however, more evidence on the efficacy of mHealth in diabetes care is needed. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effect of mHealth apps ...

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Mobile medication manager application to improve adherence ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Nov 05, 2019  · These apps are easily accessible and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of a patient group, including real-time monitoring of medication use and prompting . Although numerous generic medication management apps are available, the use of customized apps for specific patient groups is only beginning to be developed and tested [9–11].

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Effectiveness of eHealth interventions for reducing mental ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Dec 21, 2017  · Background Many organisations promote eHealth applications as a feasible, low-cost method of addressing mental ill-health and stress amongst their employees. However, there are good reasons why the efficacy identified in clinical or other samples may not generalize to employees, and many Apps are being developed specifically for this group. The aim of this paper is to conduct the first ...

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Testing a mindfulness meditation mobile app for the ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jan 07, 2021  · Mobile apps provide a convenient way to improve sleep disturbance as users have access 24/7 in the comfort and privacy of their homes or even on the go as they please. As Calm is widely accessible, disseminating this resource as a tool for sleep can be done easily and effectively and has the potential for large reach as it is available globally.

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The Effect of Timing and Frequency of Push Notifications ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jan 03, 2017  · However, evidence suggests that users can receive in excess of 50 notifications per day from a variety of apps . Research has also indicated that sending additional push messages in different formats (e.g. email and SMS) may have adverse effects on desired behaviour compared to the use of just one message type [ 15 ].

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Effectiveness of mHealth interventions for patients with ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Mar 01, 2017  · Background Diabetes is a common chronic disease that places an unprecedented strain on health care systems worldwide. Mobile health technologies such as smartphones, mobile applications, and wearable devices, known as mHealth, offer significant and innovative opportunities for improving patient to provider communication and self-management of diabetes.

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Developing mobile health applications for neglected ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Nov 01, 2018  · Mobile applications (apps) can bring health research and its potential downstream benefits closer to underserved populations. Drawing on experience developing an app for detecting and referring cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Colombia, called Guaral/app, we review key steps in creating such mobile health (mHealth) tools. These require consideration of the sociotechnical context …

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Americans’ perceptions of privacy and surveillance in the ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Dec 23, 2020  · Objective To study the U.S. public’s attitudes toward surveillance measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, particularly smartphone applications (apps) that supplement traditional contact tracing. Method We deployed a survey of approximately 2,000 American adults to measure support for nine COVID-19 surveillance measures. We assessed attitudes toward contact tracing apps …

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BIDS apps: Improving ease of use, accessibility, and ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Mar 09, 2017  · Apps cannot rely on having elevated permissions inside the container image (in contrast to Docker, processes inside a Singularity container run with the privileges of the user running the container). Environment variables must be set using the ENV statement within the relevant Dockerfile, rather than relying on config files (such as /root/.bashrc).

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PlotsOfData—A web app for visualizing data together with ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Mar 27, 2019  · This Community Page article describes PlotsOfData, an intuitive web-based tool for state-of-the-art visualization of data and statistics, without the need for coding skills.

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BackUp: Development and evaluation of a smart-phone ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jun 21, 2017  · Apps are used for supporting online self-help courses or therapies [6, 12, 13], or to monitor the suicidal state of patients by self-reporting or registering the sleep and activity patterns of the patient [14, 15], but only a few studies specifically targeted mobile apps for suicide prevention that serve as crisis intervention tools.

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The Effectiveness of Mobile-Health Technologies to Improve ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jan 15, 2013  · Caroline Free and colleagues systematically review controlled trials of mobile technology interventions to improve health care delivery processes and show that current interventions give only modest benefits and that high-quality trials measuring clinical outcomes are needed.

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Feasibility and outcomes of a multi-function mobile health ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jul 15, 2019  · Most of the schizophrenia apps developed to date have only been available in research contexts and very few are commercially available. The lack of technology development in this area is at odds with seemingly strong potential drivers such as illness burden, population size, and formal service gaps which in other contexts have driven mHealth ...

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The Rise of Consumer Health Wearables: Promises and Barriers

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Feb 02, 2016  · Smartphone apps have been shown to complement interventions supporting weight loss [28,30] and increase physical activity . However, interventions involving pedometers and smartphone apps across clinical populations show no evidence of continued behavioural change beyond the duration of the original intervention [ 29 ].

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The acceptability and uptake of smartphone tracking for ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jan 22, 2021  · The EN system launched on May 20th 2020 , is functionally identical to COVIDSafe except that data is stored in a decentralized system and contact registries can be shared between any two apps that use the EN system . We then compared attitudes to these hypothetical scenarios to a further two representative samples that reported on their usage ...

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Point-of-care wound visioning technology: Reproducibility ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Aug 17, 2017  · Conclusions. The Swift Wound app provides highly reliable and accurate wound measurements. The FLIR ™ infrared camera integrated into the Swift Wound app provides skin temperature readings equivalent to the clinically tested reference thermometer. Thus, the Swift Wound app has the advantage of being a non-contact, easy-to-use wound measurement tool that allows …

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What is the economic evidence for mHealth? A systematic ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Feb 02, 2017  · Apps are reported to be an ideal platform for behavior change because of their popularity, connectivity, and increased sophistication . Apps can support added functionalities beyond, text messaging, for example. They have the potential for real-time data collection, graphic feedback, interactivity, and links to social functionalities.

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Public acceptance of privacy-encroaching policies to ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jan 22, 2021  · The apps differ, however, in where and how they store the contact information. Some tracking apps involve central storage (e.g., on a government server), whereas others keep all information local and communicate to contacts without that information being …

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Using mobile technology to engage sexual and gender ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) May 02, 2019  · While significantly fewer apps exist for the express purpose of conducting health-related research, the recent advent of the open-source software development frameworks ResearchKit (for iOS, researchkit.org) and ResearchStack (for Android, researchstack.org) enabled rapid app development and fostered researcher-software developer partnerships ...

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Per-service supervised learning for identifying desired ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Nov 17, 2017  · Web of Things (WoT) platforms are growing fast so as the needs for composing WoT apps more easily and efficiently. We have recently commenced the campaign to develop an interface where users can issue requests for WoT apps entirely in natural language. This requires an effort to build a system that can learn to identify relevant WoT functions that fulfill user’s requests.

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Who uses running apps and sports watches? Determinants …

Posted: (0 seconds ago) apps and sports watches. The determinants of event runners’ usage of apps and sports watches are identified following a heterodox-based approach [3,28–30] with the incorporation of socio-demographic variables, running-related variables, and psychographic characteristics. The scope of this paper is on the actual usage of apps and sports watches.

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Smartphone GPS accuracy study in an urban environment

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jul 18, 2019  · There are numerous apps available to assist with GPS data collection. These allow the user to collect waypoints by simply tapping the screen of the phone. Depending on the app, a person can add their own basemap, interact with imagery provided by the app developer, and export saved positions from the app for use in other spatial software packages.

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Mobile applications for elderly healthcare: A systematic ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jul 30, 2020  · Context The increase in the population aging has brought more significant concern about how proper care will be provided to the elderly in the future. Thus, the development of technological solutions for the health domain has gained more prominence. Joining this scenario to the growing use of mobile devices for daily activities, several mobile applications focused on the elderly healthcare ...

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Analyzing linguistic variation and change using ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Dec 11, 2019  · Both apps were highly successful: the American web interactive was the most visited content on the New York Times site in 2013 . The Swiss app was the most downloaded app in the iOS App Store for a number of weeks . When comparing the data from the web interactive with Eichhoff’s data, it has to be remembered that Eichhoff used paper ...

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Target Product Profile for a mobile app to read rapid ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jan 29, 2020  · Among apps that have passed review by a stringent regulatory authority, no app reads more than one type of RDT nor does any app read an infectious disease test. Mobile apps for malaria and other diseases of poverty have enabled operators to record results into health information systems (HIS) for surveillance, but none of these apps takes part ...

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The Impacts of Using Smartphone Dating Applications on ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The questions about the use of dating apps, sexual behaviours and sexual orientation were adopted from previous studies [5, 8, 12–17]. Use of dating apps. Subjects were asked if they were using any smartphone dating apps [5]. Users of dating apps were asked …

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Lay health supporters aided by mobile text messaging to ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Apr 23, 2019  · Smartphones, with their sensor technologies and apps, may have considerable potential for improving the health of people with schizophrenia . However, complicated apps may create barriers as well, considering that 28.8% and 47.9% of our patients could not even master the simple task of reading and replying to messages, respectively.

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Direct Measurements of Smartphone Screen-Time ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Nov 09, 2016  · Background Smartphones are increasingly integrated into everyday life, but frequency of use has not yet been objectively measured and compared to demographics, health information, and in particular, sleep quality. Aims The aim of this study was to characterize smartphone use by measuring screen-time directly, determine factors that are associated with increased screen-time, and to test the ...

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