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Mobile Medical Apps For Patient Education: A Graded Review

The utilization of mobile applications (apps) as educational resources for patients highlights the need for an objective method of evaluating the quality of health care-related mobile apps. In this study, a quantified rubric was developed to objectively grade publicly available dermatology mobile ap …

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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 app had a documented evidence base, and 1 app had both.

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Who Uses Mobile Phone Health Apps and Does Use Matter? A ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The main users of health apps were individuals who were younger, had more education, reported excellent health, and had a higher income. Although differences persist for gender, age, and educational attainment, many individual sociodemographic factors are becoming less potent in influencing engageme …

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What makes a good health 'app'? Identifying the strengths ...

Posted: (52 years ago) 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 guidelines to assess selected mHealth app …

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Apps in therapy: occupational therapists' use and opinions

Posted: (52 years ago) To gather information on occupational therapy practitioners' use and opinions of apps, an online survey was distributed to occupational therapy practitioners licensed in the state of Ohio. The survey sought information regarding clinical populations and skill areas for which apps are used, potential …

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Mobile Apps for Weight Management: A Scoping Review

Posted: (52 years ago) Commercial mobile apps for weight loss/management lack important evidence-based features, do not involve health care experts in their development process, and have not undergone rigorous scientific testing. This calls into question the validity of apps' claims regarding their effectiveness and safet …

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A review and content analysis of national apps for COVID ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The expansion of mobile health apps for the management of COVID-19 grew exponentially in recent months. However, no study has evaluated these apps. The objective of this study was to develop a reliable measure and rate the quality of COVID-19 mobile health apps, to eventually provide a roadmap for f …

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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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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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Popular Nutrition-Related Mobile Apps: A Feature Assessment

Posted: (52 years ago) The high number of installs indicates that there is a clear interest and opportunity for diet monitoring and recommendation using mobile apps. All the apps collecting dietary intake used the same nutrition assessment method (ie, food diary record) and technologies for data input (ie, text search and …

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A review of mobile apps for epilepsy self-management

Posted: (52 years ago) Common SM domains for the apps were treatment, seizure tracking, response, and safety. A number of epilepsy apps existed, but many offered similar functionalities and incorporated few SM domains. The findings underline the need for mobile apps to cover broader domains of SM and behavioral change techniques and to be evaluated for outcomes.

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Apps to improve diet, physical activity and sedentary ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Popular commercial apps to improve diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents had moderate quality overall, scored higher in terms of functionality. Most apps incorporated some BCTs and higher quality apps included more app features and BCTs. Future app development s …

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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 …

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User Perspectives of Mood-Monitoring Apps Available to ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Users value mood-monitoring apps that can be personalized to their needs, have a simple and intuitive design, and allow accurate representation and review of complex and fluctuating moods. App store reviews are a valuable repository of user engagement feedback and provide a wealth of information abo …

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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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Smartphone apps for snoring - PubMed

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 15, 2020  · Snoring apps were downloaded, evaluated and rated independently by four authors. Two patients underwent polysomnography, and the data were compared with simultaneous snoring app recordings, and one patient used the snoring app at home. Results: Of 126 snoring apps, 13 met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The most critical app feature was ...

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Benefits of Mobile Apps for Cancer Pain Management ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The use of apps with instant messaging modules is associated with reduced pain scores in patients with cancer-related pain, and patient acceptance of these apps is high. Apps without instant messaging modules are associated with relatively higher pain scores. The presence of an instant messaging mod …

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Mobile apps for mood tracking: an analysis of features and ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Many mood tracking apps are available on smartphone app stores, but little is known about their features and their users' experiences. To investigate commercially available mood tracking apps, we conducted an in-depth feature analysis of 32 apps, and performed a qualitative analysis of a set of user reviews.

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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 an appropriate method for managing medication at home.

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Mobile Apps to Support Healthy Family Food Provision ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apps were included if they were applicable to parents or families, written in English, and with a user rating of ≥4 stars. Weight loss and diet monitoring apps and subscription apps with no free versions were excluded. App quality was assessed using the Mobile App Rating Scale (4 …

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Mobile Fitness and Weight Management Apps: Protocol for a ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apps that have been updated over the past 5 years will be included. Two reviewers will rate the apps' quality using the MARS objective and subjective quality subscales. Interrater reliability will also be assessed. Features included in high-quality apps will be assessed, and changes in quality, features, and behavior change techniques made ...

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Mobile Apps for Management of Tinnitus: Users' Survey ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The quality of the most cited apps was assessed using the Mobile Apps Rating Scale (MARS). Content and features of the most cited apps were analyzed. Results: Data from 643 respondents were analyzed. The majority of respondents (482/643, 75.0%) had never used an app for management of tinnitus mainly because of lack of awareness (381/643, 59.3% ...

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Understanding the adoption of smartphone apps in dairy ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The number of decision support tools available to farmers, including dairy herd management smartphone apps, has been steadily increasing. The existing literature does not cover topics concerning the adoption and use of herd management smartphone apps or which specific functions of such apps are perceived as most useful by dairy farmers.

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The efficacy of mindfulness meditation apps in enhancing ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Mindfulness apps seem promising in improving well-being and mental-health, though results should be interpreted carefully due to the small number of included studies, overall uncertain risk of …

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Map the apps: a rapid review of digital approaches to ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apps and websites have the potential to provide a convenient, cost-effective, and accessible means for many older adults to engage in strength and balance training and reduce falls risk. Map the apps: a rapid review of digital approaches to support the engagement of older adults in strength and balance exercises

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Dropout rates in clinical trials of smartphone apps for ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: Low engagement and attrition from app interventions is an increasingly recognized challenge for interpreting and translating the findings from digital health research. Focusing on randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of smartphone apps for depressive symptoms, we aimed to establish overall dropout rates, and how this differed between different types of apps.

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Awareness and Use of mHealth Apps: A Study from England

Posted: (52 years ago) Therefore, health apps have great potential in health promotion. Pharmacists are ideally placed to promote them and make patients more aware of them. To increase the use of these apps, it is necessary to first increase awareness and knowledge of these apps, both to the public and to healthcare professionals.

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User Experience of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Apps for ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Cognitive behavioral therapy apps for depression need to improve with respect to incorporating evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy elements. Equally, a positive user experience is dependent on other design factors, including consideration of varying contexts of use. App designers should be a …

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Smartphone Apps for Schizophrenia: A Systematic Review

Posted: (52 years ago) Participants consistently used the smartphone apps on more than 85% of days during the study period, averaging 3.95 interactions per person per day. Furthermore, participants responded to 71.9% of automated prompts (95% CI 65.7-77.8%). Participants reported a range of potential benefits from the various interventions, and user experience was ...

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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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Features and Functionalities of Smartphone Apps Related to ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The article offers a comprehensive and unique review of all available coronavirus apps. Governments have opted for these tools, and more than half of the apps developed were developed by governments. The most frequent are based on providing information on the number of patients infected, recovered, …

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COVID-19 and Contact Tracing Apps: Ethical Challenges for ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Mobile applications are increasingly regarded as important tools for an integrated strategy of infection containment in post-lockdown societies around the globe. This paper discusses a number of questions that should be addressed when assessing the ethical challenges of mobile applications for digit …

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Comparing Two Commercially Available Diabetes Apps to ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: Diabetes apps represent a promising addition to face-to-face self-management interventions, which can be time and resource intensive. However, few randomized controlled trials have evaluated the efficacy of diabetes apps, in particular as a stand-alone intervention without additional clinical support.

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Smartphone apps for total hip replacement and total knee ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apps were identified for screening if they: targeted total hip replacement or total knee replacement patients; were free of charge; and were in English. App quality assessment was conducted independently by three reviewers using the Mobile App Rating Scale.Results: 15 apps met the inclusion criteria. On the 5-point Mobile App Rating Scale, the ...

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Computer-Assisted CBT and Mobile Apps for Depression ...

Posted: (52 years ago) A surge in the development of computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral therapy (CCBT) and mobile apps for depression has provided many tools with potential for enhancing treatment delivery. This article assesses progress in evaluation and implementation of CCBT and mobile apps for depression, with a f …

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VA FitHeart, a Mobile App for Cardiac Rehabilitation ...

Posted: (52 years ago) With participant feedback and iterative revisions, we significantly improved the usability of a mobile app for CR. Patient expectations for using a mobile app for CR include tracking health metrics, introductory training, and sharing data with providers. Iterative mixed-method evaluation may be usef …

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COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Apps: Analysis of the Readability ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apps that enable contact-tracing are instrumental in mitigating the transmission of COVID-19, but there have been concerns among users about the data collected by these apps and their management. Contact tracing is of paramount importance when dealing with a pandemic, as it allows for rapid identifi …

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Need for the Development of a Specific Regulatory ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Because many Peruvian mHealth apps have issues related to security and privacy of data, quality of information provided, and lack of available evidence of their usability and effectiveness, there is an urgent need to develop a regulatory framework based on existing medical device and health informat …

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Behavior change techniques in popular alcohol reduction ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: Mobile phone apps have the potential to reduce excessive alcohol consumption cost-effectively. Although hundreds of alcohol-related apps are available, there is little information about the behavior change techniques (BCTs) they contain, or the extent to which they are based on evidence or theory and how this relates to their popularity and user ratings.

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Intention to Adopt mHealth Apps Among Informal Caregivers ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Caregiving-related mobile apps provide a platform for obtaining valuable and trusted information, connecting more easily with other caregivers, monitoring medications, and managing appointments, and assessing health requirements and conditions of care receivers. Such apps also incorporate valuable resources that address care for the caregivers.

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Mobile Health Apps for Improvement of Tuberculosis ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The number of mHealth apps related to tuberculosis has increased during the past 3 years. Although some of the discovered apps seem promising, many were found to contain errors or provided harmful or wrong information. Moreover, the majority of mHealth apps currently on the market are focused on mak …

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Ethics of instantaneous contact tracing using mobile phone ...

Posted: (52 years ago) In this paper we discuss ethical implications of the use of mobile phone apps in the control of the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact tracing is a well-established feature of public health practice during infectious disease outbreaks and epidemics. However, the high proportion of pre-symptomatic transmissi …

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Android and iPhone Mobile Apps for Psychosocial Wellness ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: In an oversaturated market of publicly available mobile apps for psychosocial self-care and stress management, health care providers, patients, and consumers interested in mental health-related apps may wonder which, if any, are efficacious. Readily available metrics for consumers include user popularity and media buzz rather than scientific evidence.

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Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response: There's An ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Introduction: Smartphone applications (or apps) are becoming increasingly popular with emergency responders and health care providers, as well as the public as a whole. There are thousands of medical apps available for Smartphones and tablet computers, with more added each day. These include apps to view textbooks, guidelines, medication databases, medical calculators, and radiology images.

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Mobile Mental Health Apps in China: Systematic App Store ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Many apps contained useful and evidence-based elements, such as good quality information, validated measurements, and useful meditation methods; however, for mobile apps to contribute significantly to mental health care in China, considerable challenges remain, including the need for more patient-fo …

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An emerging model of maternity care: smartphone, midwife ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: Mobile technology in the form of the smartphone is widely used, particularly in pregnancy and they are an increasing and influential source of information. Aim: To describe the diverse nature of pregnancy related applications (apps) for the smartphone and to flag that these apps can potentially affect maternity care and should be considered in future planning of care provision.

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The Impact of Gamification-Induced Users' Feelings on the ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: Continued use of mHealth apps can achieve better effects in health management. Gamification is an important factor in promoting users' intention to continue using mHealth apps. Past research has rarely explored the factors underlying the continued use of mobile health (mHealth) apps and gamification's impact mechanism or path on continued use.

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