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What Makes A Good Health 'app'? Identifying The …

Research using mHealth apps has the potential to positively impact health care management and outcomes. However, choosing an appropriate mHealth app may be challenging for the health researcher. The author team used existing evaluation tools, checklists, and …

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Do mental health mobile apps work: evidence and ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 02, 2018  · Mental health apps target a broad range of psychological disorders and vary in design and functionality. NIMH classifies mental health apps into six categories based on functionality: self-management, cognition improvement, skills-training, social …

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Medication Adherence Apps: Review and Content Analysis

Posted: (52 years ago) Of these, 420 apps were free for testing, 58 were inaccessible and 203 required payment. Of the 420 free apps, 57 apps were developed with HCP involvement and an evidence base was identified in only 4 apps. Of the paid apps, 9 apps had HCP involvement, 1 …

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Mobile Health Apps That Help With COVID-19 …

Posted: (52 years ago) Apps that were not relevant to the disease and those that were in a language other than English were excluded. If the articles had limited information about the app, such as type of feature used, a second Google search was conducted with the specific app-related parameters to source for further information. This ensured that a complete profile ...

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Smartphones and mobile applications (apps) in clinical ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nursing students have a unique perspective on how smartphones and mobile apps can support learning in clinical practice. Nursing faculty need to undertake more rigorous research to determine if mobile technology can improve learning outcomes, how best to personalise mobile apps to students needs and …

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A Review of Mobile Applications Available in the App and ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 12, 2021  · These apps can be effective in raising awareness of preventive strategies like social distancing, hand washing, and in storing information on health-related issues and contact tracing.21,22. It is pertinent to mention that most of the studies focused on the goals and approaches of developing mobile applications, ...

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Mobile apps for real-world evidence in health care

Posted: (52 years ago) May 06, 2020  · Apps empower patients to take an active role in managing their health, and their RWD contribute to the development of diagnostics, preventions, and treatments. This RWE is valuable for patients in the short term and long term because it aids self-management, clinical care, and the improvement of treatments. ...

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Using Health and Well-Being Apps for Behavior Change: A ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The wide variety of apps included in this 2018 study and the limited number of behavior change techniques found in many apps suggest an opportunity for improvement in app design that will promote sustained and significant lifestyle behavior change and, therefore, better health. The use of the 2 scal …

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Mobile Devices and Apps for Health Care Professionals ...

Posted: (52 years ago) What Are “Apps”? The rapid integration of mobile devices into clinical practice has, in part, been driven by the rising availability and quality of medical software applications, or “apps.” 2 Apps are software programs that have been developed to run on a computer or mobile device to accomplish a specific purpose. 1 Faster processors, improved memory, smaller batteries, and highly ...

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'Can you recommend any good STI apps?' A review of …

Posted: (52 years ago) Marked variation in content, quality and accuracy of available apps combined with the nearly one-third containing potentially harmful information risks undermining potential benefits of an e-Health approach to sexual health and well-being.

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Exploring the Far Side of Mobile Health: Information ...

Posted: (52 years ago) There were 6426 apps that were excluded during clustering. The majority of apps (95.63%, 17,193/17,979; of apps) pose at least some potential damage through information security and privacy infringements. There were 11.67% (2098/17,979) of apps that scored the highest assessments of potential damages.

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Mobile Health Apps for Medical Emergencies: Systematic ...

Posted: (52 years ago) We found that all apps in the Google Play Store were free, and 73 apps in the Apple App Store were paid, with the price ranging from US $0.89 to US $5.99. Moreover, 39% (11/28) of the included studies were related to warning systems for emergency services and 21% (6/28) were associated with disaster …

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Mental Health Mobile Phone App Usage, Concerns, and ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 16, 2018  · The majority of apps do not protect patient health data , have scarce evidence that they work [6,7], and are difficult to use and even harder to maintain longitudinal adherence with [8,9]. There are, of course, exceptions. Some research apps offer promise as useful clinical tools .

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The Continued Use of Mobile Health Apps: Insights From a ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: Mobile health (mHealth) apps that support individuals pursuing health and wellness goals, such as weight management, stress management, smoking cessation, and self-management of chronic conditions have been on the rise. Despite their potential benefits, the use of these tools has been limited, as most users stop using them just after a few times of use.

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Mobile Medical Apps and mHealth Devices: A Framework to ...

Posted: (52 years ago) This paper presents a preliminary literature review in the area of ethics in the development of Mobile Medical Apps and mHealth. The review included both direct health apps and also apps marketed under the area of well-being in addition to mHealth devices. The following words and combinations of the …

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Finding a depression app: a review and content analysis of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apps were included if they focused on depression and were available to people who self-identify as having depression. Data were extracted from the app descriptions found in the app stores. Results: Of the 1054 apps identified by the search strategy, nearly one-quarter (23.0%, 243/1054) unique depression apps met the inclusion criteria. Over one ...

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Do health apps need endorsement? Challenges for giving ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 10, 2017  · An estimated 165,000 health apps were available in 2015 to the public, patients, health professionals and researchers. 6 Health apps cover both ‘wellness’ apps, mostly for promoting healthy living (e.g. targeting physical activity, diet, sleep, stress), and ‘medical’ apps for diagnosing, self-managing, monitoring and treating conditions ...

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Smartphone and Tablet Self Management Apps for Asthma - …

Posted: (52 years ago) Recent developments in mobile technology, such as smartphone and tablet computer apps, could help develop a platform for the delivery of self management interventions that are highly customisable, low-cost and easily accessible. Objectives: To assess the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and feasibility of using smartphone and tablet apps to ...

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Mobile Health Apps on COVID-19 Launched in the Early Days ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The results of the mobile apps' assessment could potentially help mobile app developers improve or modify their existing mobile app designs to achieve optimal outcomes. Methods: The search for the mHealth apps available in the android-based Play Store and the iOS-based App Store was conducted between April 18 and May 5, 2020. The region of the ...

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Accuracy of smartphone apps for heart rate measurement

Posted: (52 years ago) Background Smartphone manufacturers offer mobile health monitoring technology to their customers, including apps using the built-in camera for heart rate assessment. This study aimed to test the diagnostic accuracy of such heart rate measuring apps in clinical practice. Methods The feasibility and a …

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Mobile phone applications in management of enuresis: The ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Bladder diary apps can eliminate disadvantages of pen-and-paper diaries in the management of enuresis. Currently, apps available vary in quality. The three best-rated apps currently available are My Dryness Tracker, Bedwetting Tracker, and HapPee Time. There is room for medical associations to colla …

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Mobile Phone Apps to Improve Medication Adherence: A ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apps found in Google Play had more customer reviews, higher star ratings, and lower cost compared with apps in iTunes. Only 109 apps were available for free and 124 were recently updated in 2015 or 2016. Overall, the median number of features per app was 3.0 (interquartile range 4.0) and only 18 apps had ≥9 of the 17 desirable features.

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Mobile Apps to Support Healthy Family Food Provision ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 21, 2018  · Apps were rated between 1 and 5 for each of the criteria, with 4 mean domain scores and an overall mean score across all 4 domains being indicative of app quality (a score of 5 indicating the best performing apps). Both reviewers viewed a Web-based training video before app assessment .

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Nurse practitioner and physician assistant scope of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: Advanced practice providers (APPs), including nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are cost-effective substitutes for physicians, with similar outcomes in primary care and surgery. However, little is understood about APP roles in inpatient medicine. Objective: Describe APPs role in inpatient medicine.

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Use of mobile apps: a patient-centered approach

Posted: (52 years ago) Only five apps (2%) were suggested to participants by health care providers, and many participants used health apps intermittently (55% of apps ≤ once a month). Participants indicated sharing information from 64 (59%) health apps, mostly within social networks (27 apps, 29%) and less often with health care providers (16 apps, 17%).

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The mobile revolution--using smartphone apps to prevent ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Mobile technology might enable increased access to effective prevention of CVDs. Given the high penetration of smartphones into groups with low socioeconomic status, health-related mobile applications might provid …

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Mobile Apps for Increasing Treatment Adherence: Systematic ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The users found mobile apps easy to use and useful for managing their medication. The patients were mostly satisfied with their use, with an average score of 8.1 out of 10. Conclusions: The use of mobile apps helps increase treatment adherence, and they are …

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A Smartphone App to Improve Medication Adherence in ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 12, 2019  · Smartphone apps are increasingly used as a complementary tool for diabetes self-management (which includes medication management) in recent years. A pooled analysis on the effect of smartphone apps for diabetes self-management found an overall 0.5% reduction in hemoglobin A 1c (HbA 1c ) levels [ 12 ].

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COVID-19 Mobile Apps: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 09, 2020  · Mobile apps can be used by patients, their caregivers, and health care professionals to better monitor and manage patient health status in the context of patient hospitalization. Moreover, such apps are cost-effective, reliable, and safe, providing important economic benefits to hospitals.

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Mobile Apps to Improve Medication Adherence in ...

Posted: (52 years ago) May 25, 2021  · Apps tended to increase medication adherence, but interventions varied widely in design, content, and delivery. Apps have an acceptable degree of usability; yet the app characteristics conferring usability and effectiveness are ill-defined. Future large-scale studies should focus on identifying the essential active components of successful apps.

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Apps and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Adolescents ...

Posted: (52 years ago) A key finding of the review is the paucity of evidence-based apps that exist, in contrast to the thousands of apps available on the app market that are not evidence-based or user or professional informed. Although we aimed to assess the effectiveness of apps, the dearth of studies meeting our criter …

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mHealthApps: A Repository and Database of Mobile Health Apps

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: The market of mobile health (mHealth) apps has rapidly evolved in the past decade. With more than 100,000 mHealth apps currently available, there is no centralized resource that collects information on these health-related apps for researchers in this field to effectively evaluate the strength and weakness of these apps.

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Technology, Privacy, and User Opinions of COVID-19 Mobile ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The evaluated apps also included countries that did relatively well in controlling the outbreak of COVID-19, such as Singapore. Informational and unofficial contact tracing apps were excluded from this study. A total of 30,000 reviews corresponding to the 13 apps were …

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The Accuracy of iPhone Applications to Monitor ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apps that were free to download and had at least one rating were included. Apps were evaluated using a calibrated pure tone sound field and a soundproof testing booth. A 3-frequency audiogram (1000 Hz, 2000 Hz, and 4000 Hz) was used at 25 dB, 40 dB, 55 dB, 70 dB, and 85 dB. Linear regression was carried out to assess accuracy.

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Ethical and Safety Concerns Regarding the Use of Mental ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Of the smartphone apps available for download, 318,000 are health apps, which are accessible for smartphone users worldwide (Liquid State 2018). As of May 2019, approximately 1.82% of the available apps in the Apple App Store are within the category of medical apps (Clement 2019b ).

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Smartphone Applications for Patients' Health and Fitness

Posted: (52 years ago) The apps then analyze these data and summarize them, as well as devise individualized plans based on users' goals, provide frequent feedback, personalized coaching, and additional motivation by allowing milestones to be shared on social media. This article introduces evidence that apps can better help patients reach their health and fitness goals.

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Mobile Phone Apps to Support Heart Failure Self-Care ...

Posted: (52 years ago) May 02, 2018  · Apps that included self-care components for general cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension or atrial fibrillation, tracked blood pressure, heart rate, or electrocardiogram for atrial fibrillation, or assessed heart rhythm were excluded. Finally, 26 …

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A Smartphone App to Improve Medication Adherence in ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: The efficacy of smartphone apps for improving medication adherence in type 2 diabetes is not well studied in Asian populations. Objective: This study aimed to determine the feasibility, acceptability, and clinical outcomes of using a smartphone app to improve medication adherence in a multiethnic Asian population with type 2 diabetes.

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Evaluation of the accuracy of smartphone medical ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The free apps that were 100% accurate and contained the most functions desired by internists were CliniCalc, Calculate by QxMD, and Medscape. When using medical calculating apps, the answers will likely be accurate; however, it is important to be careful when calculating MELD scores or Child-Pugh scores on some apps.

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Development and Refinement of Educational Materials to ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in collaboration with the Department of Defense created a suite of free-to-use mobile applications (apps) that target mental health challenges facing military Veterans (Owen et al., 2018).Of these apps, eight focus on self-management of mental health concerns and deliver evidence-informed tools to the hands of smartphone users.

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Apps for immunization: Leveraging mobile devices to place ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The advantage of apps, being personally focused and permitting bidirectional communication, make them well suited to address many immunization challenges. As of April 25, 2015 searching the Android app store with the words 'immunize app' and 'immunization app' in Canada yielded 225 apps. On the Apple App Store a similar search produced 98 results.

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Toward a Better Understanding of the Intention to Use ...

Posted: (52 years ago) mHealth apps could be used to predict the behavior of patients in the face of recommendations to prevent pandemics, such as COVID-19 or SARS, and to track users' symptoms while they stay at home. Gender is a determining factor that influences the intention to use mHealth apps, so perhaps different i …

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Validity and Reliability of 2 Goniometric Mobile Apps ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The data suggest that 3 smartphones with the 2 installed apps are a viable substitute for using a UG or an inclinometer when measuring angular changes that typically occur when examining ROM and demonstrate the capacity of multiple examiners to accurately use smartphone-based goniometers.

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Limitations of Existing Dialysis Diet Apps in Promoting ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apps that were not relevant to the dialysis diet, not meant for patient self-management, or redundant were excluded. Apps were evaluated for language medium (subscore=1), credibility (subscore=1), food database (subscore=1), valuable features (subscore=12), health-behavior theory constructs (subscore=60), and technical quality (subscore=25).

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Usability and clinical efficacy of diabetes mobile ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Objectives: To assess the usability and clinical effectiveness of diabetes mobile applications (diabetes apps) developed for adults with type 2 diabetes. Method: A systematic review of the usability and effectiveness of diabetes apps was conducted. Searches were performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, COMPENDEX, and IEEE XPLORE for articles published from January 1, 2011, to January 17, 2017.

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Mobile Phone Apps in Australia for Improving Pregnancy ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apps that provided health information or advice for pregnancy were included. Excluded apps focused on nonhealth information (eg, baby names). The top 10 pregnancy apps were assessed using the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS). A comparative analysis was conducted at 2 time points over 2 years to assess the ongoing popularity of the apps.

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Supporting Homework Compliance in Cognitive Behavioural ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 08, 2017  · Apps that provide elements of biofeedback (such as heart rate monitoring via colorimetry of users' faces using the mobile phone's camera), have recently begun to be deployed. So-called ”serious games,“ (ie, games developed for treatment purposes), are also showing promise in symptom improvement in certain cases [51,67,68].

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