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Evaluating The Potential Use Of Smartphone Apps For

Smartphone applications (apps) may be a low-cost, accessible resource to patients with diabetes who experience barriers to traditional health care. Currently, little is known about using health apps to help underserved patients in the United States.

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Anxiety: There is an app for that. A systematic review of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) At the moment, although anxiety apps have the potential to enhance access to mental health care, there is a marked discrepancy between the wealth of commercially available apps, and the paucity of data regarding their efficacy and effectiveness. Although the great promise of apps is their ability to …

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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 …

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

Posted: (52 years ago) Mobile apps are considered to be a valuable tool for citizens, health professionals, and decision makers in facing critical challenges imposed by the pandemic, such as reducing the burden on hospitals, providing access to credible information, tracking the symptoms and mental health of …

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Effectiveness of smartphone apps for the self …

Posted: (52 years ago) Studies investigating smartphone apps for the self-management of low back pain (adults ≥18 years), including ≥1 NICE low back pain and sciatica clinical guideline-recommended component and functioning without health professional input were included. Outcomes were pain, function, quality of life and adherence.

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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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Keep Using My Health Apps: Discover Users' Perception …

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: Health and fitness applications (apps) are one of the major app categories in the current mobile app market. Few studies have examined this area from the users' perspective. This study adopted the Extended Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT2) Model to examine the predictors of the users' intention to adopt health and fitness apps.

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Mobile Apps for Medication Management: Review and …

Posted: (52 years ago) Results: A total of 328 apps (175 Android and 153 iOS) were categorized. The majority of the apps were developed by the software industry (73%, 11/15), a minority of them were codeveloped by health care professionals (15%, 3/20) or academia (2.1%; 7/328). The most prevalent specialty was diabetes (23 apps). Only 7 apps focused on mental health ...

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Evaluating the Dietary and Nutritional Apps in the Google ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Diet apps were more likely to be recently updated than the nutrition apps (72% vs. 66%), and diet apps were more likely to feature app purchase than nutrition apps (36% vs. 19%). The average rating was slightly higher for diet apps not featuring in-app purchases, but ratings were similar for the nutrition apps.

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COVID-19 and Contact Tracing Apps: Ethical Challenges …

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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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 applications for obesity and weight management ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Mobile-Health (mHealth) is the fastest-developing eHealth sector, with over 100 000 health applications (apps) currently available. Overweight/obesity is a problem of wide public concern that is potentially treatable/preventable through mHealth. This study describes the current weight-management app …

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Self-guided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Apps for ...

Posted: (52 years ago) A total of 28 apps offered at least four evidence-based CBT techniques, particularly depression apps. Cognitive restructuring was the most common technique, offered by 79% (77/98) of the apps. Only one-third of the apps offered suicide risk management resources, whereas 17% (17/98) of the apps offered COVID-19-related information.

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Mobile Applications for Self-Management of Diabetes ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Some apps for diabetes self-management may improve outcomes in the short-term, but the effect cannot be distinguished from the concomitant effect of additional support from a health care provider. More rigorous and longer-term evaluations are needed to determine how these apps affect weight, blood p …

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Effectiveness of Disease-Specific mHealth Apps in Patients ...

Posted: (52 years ago) DM-specific mHealth apps improved the glycemic control by significantly reducing HbA 1c values in patients with T1DM and T2DM patients. In general, mHealth apps effectively enhanced DM management. However, further research in terms of clinical effectiveness needs to …

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An analysis on self-management and treatment-related ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Anxiety apps incorporate various mental health care management methods and approaches. Apps can serve as promising tools to assist large numbers of people suffering from general anxiety or from anxiety disorders, anytime, anywhere, and …

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Systematic Review of Smartphone Apps as a mHealth ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: Substance abuse represents a foremost national concern for adolescents and adults; investigators have implemented a variety of interventions, delivered with both in-person and mobile-based apps' modalities. The electronic techniques could be more effective because they avoid the cost, privacy, and accessibility issues associated with in-person intervention.

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Tools for Evaluating the Content, Efficacy, and Usability ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: There are several mobile health (mHealth) apps in mobile app stores. These apps enter the business-to-customer market with limited controls. Both, apps that users use autonomously and those designed to be recommended by practitioners require an end-user validation to minimize the risk of using apps that are ineffective or harmful.

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Mobile Phone Apps for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Self ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apps may provide a useful adjunct to the management of IBD patients. However, a majority of current apps suffer from a lack of professional medical involvement and limited coverage of international consensus guidelines. Future studies and app design for IBD should include professional medical involv …

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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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Apps, Avatars, and Robots: The Future of Mental Healthcare

Posted: (52 years ago) Abstract. From artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and biometric sensors, to advanced robotics, virtual reality and mobile applications, rapid advances in technology are transforming the design, delivery and experience of mental healthcare. This paper explores the promise and pitfalls of three technologies (apps, avatars and robots ...

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The Top Chinese Mobile Health Apps: A Systematic ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The apps targeting health care professionals focused on education and peer reviewed articles. The most common disease-specific apps focused primarily on diabetes, hypertension, and hepatitis management. Most apps were free and available on both iOS and Android platforms.

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Assessing the Quality of Mobile Exercise Apps Based on the ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Finally, all apps scored poorly against the ACSM exercise prescription guidelines. None of the apps received a score greater than 35, out of a possible maximal score of 70. Conclusions: We have developed and presented valid and reliable scoring instruments for exercise program apps. Our instrument may be useful for consumers and health care ...

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Health Internet Technology for Chronic Conditions: Review ...

Posted: (52 years ago) mHealth apps have shown promise in chronic disease management, but a surge in development of these nonregulated health solutions points to a need for regulation, standardization, and quality control. A governing body of health IT professionals, …

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Sound level measurements using smartphone "apps": useful ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Here, we assessed the accuracy of sound level measurements made using five mobile phone applications or "apps" on an Apple iPhone 4S, one of the most widely used mobile phones. Accuracy was assessed by comparing application-based measurements to measurements made using a calibrated SLM. Whereas most apps erred by reporting higher sound levels ...

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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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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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Evaluating the effect of a smartphone app-based self ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aim: To examine the effect of a 6-month, smartphone app-based self-management program for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Background: Technological interventions have been used for chronic disease management, but the effect of a self-management program using a smartphone app has not been evaluated in people with COPD.

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Growth of mobile applications in dermatology - 2017 update

Posted: (52 years ago) The apps were categorized by purpose and compared to previously published data to assess growth and change in dermatology apps. Results: A total of 526 dermatology mobile apps were found corresponding to an 80.8% growth in dermatology apps since 2014. The market share of teledermatology increased from 11.0% in 2014 to 20.1% in 2017.

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Quality and Adoption of COVID-19 Tracing Apps and ...

Posted: (52 years ago) European national health authorities have generally released high quality COVID-19 contact tracing apps, with regard to functionality, aesthetics, and information quality. However, the app's engagement-oriented design generally was of lower quality, even though regression analyses results identify e …

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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 scraped from app store webpages and analyzed.

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Valuable features in mobile health apps for patients and ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Methods: A collection of 234 apps associated with reputable health organizations found in the medical, health, and fitness categories of the Apple iTunes store and Google Play marketplace was assessed manually for the presence of 12 app features and characteristics. Regression analysis was used to determine which, if any, contributed positively ...

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Mobile Apps for Dental Caries Prevention: Systematic ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Mobile apps have the potential to support patients with dental caries; however, little is known about the availability, target audience, quality, and features of these apps. Objective: This review aims to systematically examine dental caries prevention apps; to describe their content, availability, target audience, and features; and to assess ...

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps: Predicted Uptake in the ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: Smartphone-based contact tracing apps can contribute to reducing COVID-19 transmission rates and thereby support countries emerging from lockdowns as restrictions are gradually eased. Objective: The primary objective of our study is to determine the potential uptake of a contact tracing app in the Dutch population, depending on the characteristics of the app.

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Medication Management Apps for Diabetes: Systematic ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: Smartphone apps are increasingly used for diabetes self-management because of their ubiquity and ability to help users to personalize health care management. The number of diabetes apps has proliferated in recent years, but only a small subset of apps that pose a higher risk are regulated by governmental agencies.

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Content, Behavior Change Techniques, and Quality of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: Women consult information in mobile apps (apps) during pregnancy, and even obstetrics specialists highlight that pregnancy is the ideal moment for the use of apps as consultation sources. However, the high number of apps designed for pregnancy requires a careful assessment to determine their suitability before recommendation.

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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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Decision support systems and applications in ophthalmology ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Very few mobile apps were found in the different stores. It can be concluded that almost all existing mobile apps are focused on the eye's posterior pole. Among them, the most intended are for diagnostic of diabetic retinopathy. The primary market niche of the commercial apps is the general physicians.

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The growing field of digital psychiatry: current evidence ...

Posted: (52 years ago) As the COVID-19 pandemic has largely increased the utilization of telehealth, mobile mental health technologies - such as smartphone apps, vir-tual reality, chatbots, and social media - have also gained attention. These digital health technologies offer the potential of accessible and scalable inter …

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Mental Health Mobile Apps: From Infusion to Diffusion in ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The roles of mental health educators and professionals in the diffusion of mental health mobile apps are addressed in this viewpoint article. Mental health mobile apps are emerging technologies that fit under the broad heading of mobile health (mHealth). mHealth, encompassed within electronic health (eHealth), reflects the use of mobile devices for the practice of public …

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Apps for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis to Monitor Their ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis requiring long-term treatment with regular monitoring by a rheumatologist to achieve good health outcomes. Since people with RA may wish to monitor their own disease activity with a smartphone app, it is important to understand the functions and quality of apps for this purpose.

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Algorithm Based Smartphone Apps to Assess Risk of Skin ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Objective: To examine the validity and findings of studies that examine the accuracy of algorithm based smartphone applications ("apps") to assess risk of skin cancer in suspicious skin lesions. Design: Systematic review of diagnostic accuracy studies. Data sources: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, CPCI, Zetoc, Science Citation …

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The mHealth App Usability Questionnaire (MAUQ ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Methods: An mHealth app usability questionnaire (MAUQ) was designed by the research team based on a number of existing questionnaires used in previous mobile app usability studies, especially the well-validated questionnaires. MAUQ, SUS, and PSSUQ were then used to evaluate the usability of two mHealth apps: an interactive mHealth app and a ...

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Clinical Validation of Heart Rate Apps: Mixed-Methods ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Our findings suggest that the most suitable method for the validation of an HR app is a simultaneous measurement of the HR by the smartphone app and an ECG system, compared on the basis of beat-to-beat analysis. This approach could lead to more correct assessments of the accuracy of HR apps.

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Determinant Factors of Public Acceptance of Stress ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Background: Chronic stress is a major public health concern. Mobile health (mHealth) apps can help promote coping skills in daily life and prevent stress-related issues. However, little is known about the determinant factors of public acceptance of stress management in relation to preferences for psychological services.

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A Digital Ecosystem of Diabetes Data and Technology ...

Posted: (52 years ago) This review describes "connected" technologies--such as smartphone apps, and wearable devices and sensors--which comprise part of a new digital ecosystem of data-driven tools that can link patients and their care teams for precision management of diabetes. These connected technologies are rich sources of physiologic, behavioral, and contextual ...

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A Review of Digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The apps' features were based on design principles from interactive product design, experience design, online social media, and serious gaming. This study contributes to the field by providing a critical summary of the existing dCBT-I apps that could guide future developers in the field to achieve a high engagement.

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