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Jennifer D Marler, Craig A Fujii, David S Utley, Lydia J Tesfamariam, Joseph A Galanko, Heather Patrick
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality, excess health care expenditure, and lost work productivity. Otherwise effective evidence-based treatments have had limited success due to challenges with access, engagement, and scale. Pivot is a comprehensive digital smoking cessation program that incorporates an FDA-cleared carbon monoxide (CO) breath sensor, smartphone app, and text-based human coaching. OBJECTIVE: This initial evaluation of Pivot assessed participant engagement, changes in attitudes toward quitting, and changes in smoking behavior...
January 20, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Rosalind Fallaize, Rodrigo Zenun Franco, Jennifer Pasang, Faustina Hwang, Julie A Lovegrove
BACKGROUND: Nutrition-related apps are commonly used to provide information about the user's dietary intake, but limited research has been performed to assess how well their outputs agree with those from standard methods. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate the level of agreement of popular nutrition-related apps for the assessment of energy and available macronutrients and micronutrients against a UK reference method. METHODS: We compared dietary analysis of 24-hour weighed food records (n=20) between 5 nutrition-related apps (Samsung Health, MyFitnessPal, FatSecret, Noom Coach, and Lose It!) and Dietplan6 (reference method), using app versions available in the United Kingdom...
February 20, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Jingyi Hou, Rui Yang, Yaping Yang, Yiyong Tang, Haiquan Deng, Zhong Chen, Yanfeng Wu, Huiyong Shen
BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation is crucial for postoperative patients with low back pain (LBP). However, the implementation of traditional clinic-based programs is limited in developing countries, such as China, because of the maldistribution of medical resources. Mobile phone-based programs may be a potential substitute for those who have no access to traditional rehabilitation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of mobile phone-based rehabilitation systems in patients who underwent lumbar spinal surgery...
February 20, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Jingting Wang, Doris Howell, Nanping Shen, Zhaohui Geng, Fulei Wu, Min Shen, Xiaoyan Zhang, Anwei Xie, Lin Wang, Changrong Yuan
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February 20, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Katsunori Masaki, Hiroki Tateno, Naofumi Kameyama, Eriko Morino, Riri Watanabe, Kazuma Sekine, Tomohiro Ono, Kohta Satake, Shin Suzuki, Akihiro Nomura, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Koichi Fukunaga
BACKGROUND: Mobile apps have been considered to provide active and continuous support for smoking cessation. However, it is yet to be known whether a smoking cessation smartphone app improves long-term abstinence rates in nicotine-dependent patients. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the long-term abstinence effect of a novel smartphone app, CureApp Smoking Cessation (CASC), in patients with nicotine dependence. METHODS: In this prospective, interventional, multicenter, single-arm study, we provided the CASC app to all the participants, who used it daily for 24 weeks...
February 19, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Seohyun Lee, Youngji Lee, Sangmi Lee, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Sun-Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) management can be challenging in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) not only because of its high burden but also the prolonged treatment period involving multiple drugs. With rapid development in mobile technology, mobile health (mHealth) interventions or using a mobile device for TB management has gained popularity. Despite the potential usefulness of mHealth interventions for TB, few studies have quantitatively synthesized evidence on its effectiveness, presumably because of variability in outcome measures reported in the literature...
February 19, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Ji Yeong Soh, Se Uk Lee, Inpyo Lee, Ki Sang Yoon, Changho Song, Nam Hun Kim, Tae Sung Sohn, Jae Moon Bae, Dong Kyung Chang, Won Chul Cha
BACKGROUND: An incentive spirometer (IS) is a medical device used to help patients improve the functioning of their lungs. It is provided to patients who have had any surgery that might jeopardize respiratory function. An incentive spirometer plays a key role in the prevention of postoperative complications, and the appropriate use of an IS is especially well known for the prevention of respiratory complications. However, IS utilization depends on the patient's engagement, and information and communication technology (ICT) can help in this area...
February 19, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Ying-Chieh Liu, Chien-Hung Chen, Ya-Chi Tsou, Yu-Sheng Lin, Hsin-Yun Chen, Jou-Yin Yeh, Sherry Yueh-Hsia Chiu
BACKGROUND: The role of individual-tailored dietary recording in mobile phone health apps has become increasingly important in management of self-health care and population-based preventive service. The development of such mobile apps for user-centered designing is still challengeable and requires further scientific evidence. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to conduct a randomized trial to assess the accuracy and time efficiency of two prototypes for dietary recoding utilization related to the input method of food intake...
February 15, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Ka Hou Christien Li, Francesca Anne White, Timothy Tipoe, Tong Liu, Martin Cs Wong, Aaron Jesuthasan, Adrian Baranchuk, Gary Tse, Bryan P Yan
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone apps capable of monitoring arrhythmias and heart rate (HR) are increasingly used for screening, diagnosis, and monitoring of HR and rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation (AF). These apps involve either the use of (1) photoplethysmographic recording or (2) a handheld external electrocardiographic recording device attached to the mobile phone or wristband. OBJECTIVE: This review seeks to explore the current state of mobile phone apps in cardiac rhythmology while highlighting shortcomings for further research...
February 15, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Laura D Ellingson, Jeni E Lansing, Kathryn J DeShaw, Karissa L Peyer, Yang Bai, Maria Perez, L Alison Phillips, Gregory J Welk
BACKGROUND: While widely used and endorsed, there is limited evidence supporting the benefits of activity trackers for increasing physical activity; these devices may be more effective when combined with additional strategies that promote sustained behavior change like motivational interviewing (MI) and habit development. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the utility of wearable activity trackers alone or in combination with these behavior change strategies for promoting improvements in active and sedentary behaviors...
February 14, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Alex Emilio Fischer, Jane Sebidi, Peter Barron, Samanta Tresha Lalla-Edward
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, mobile health has steadily increased in low-income and middle-income countries. However, few platforms have been able to sustainably scale up like the MomConnect program in South Africa. NurseConnect was created as a capacity building component of MomConnect, aimed at supporting nurses and midwives in maternal and child health. The National Department of Health has committed to expanding NurseConnect to all nurses across the country, and an evaluation of the current user experience was conducted to inform a successful scale up...
February 13, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Ryan Shaw, Erica Levine, Martin Streicher, Elizabeth Strawbridge, Jennifer Gierisch, Jane Pendergast, Sarah Hale, Shelby Reed, Megan McVay, Denise Simmons, William Yancy, Gary Bennett, Corrine Voils
BACKGROUND: Providing financial incentives has gained popularity as a strategy to promote weight loss, but questions remain about how best to utilize them. A promising mobile health strategy provides users with near-real-time financial incentives based on both the process of weight loss (behavioral modification) and actual weight loss. To maximize the impact of this strategy, a methodology is needed to close the gap between the desired behavior and the financial incentive. Leveraging mobile health tools-such as mobile phone apps, cellular body weight scales that transmit data to physicians and researchers, and text messaging for instructions and encouragement-has the potential to close this gap...
February 13, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
María Roncero, Amparo Belloch, Guy Doron
BACKGROUND: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disabling condition with a wide variety of clinical presentations including contamination fears, fear of harm, and relationship-related obsessions. Cognitive behavioral models of OCD suggest that OC symptoms result from catastrophic misinterpretations of commonly occurring intrusive experiences and associated dysfunctional strategies used to manage them. OCD-related maladaptive beliefs including inflated responsibility, importance and control of thoughts, perfectionism, and intolerance for uncertainty increase the likelihood of such misinterpretations...
February 13, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Nicole Kiss, Brenton James Baguley, Kylie Ball, Robin M Daly, Steve F Fraser, Catherine L Granger, Anna Ugalde
BACKGROUND: Nutrition and physical activity interventions are important components of cancer care. With an increasing demand for services, there is a need to consider flexible, easily accessible, and tailored models of care while maintaining optimal outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review describes and appraises the efficacy of technology-supported self-guided nutrition and physical activity interventions for people with cancer. METHODS: A systematic search of multiple databases from 1973 to July 2018 was conducted for randomized and nonrandomized trials investigating technology-supported self-guided nutrition and physical activity interventions...
February 12, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Yulin Hswen, Anuraag Gopaluni, John S Brownstein, Jared B Hawkins
BACKGROUND: More than 3.5 million Americans live with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Major challenges persist in diagnosing ASD as no medical test exists to diagnose this disorder. Digital phenotyping holds promise to guide in the clinical diagnoses and screening of ASD. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore the feasibility of using the Web-based social media platform Twitter to detect psychological and behavioral characteristics of self-identified persons with ASD...
February 12, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Alexandra M Lee, Sarah Chavez, Jiang Bian, Lindsay A Thompson, Matthew J Gurka, Victoria G Williamson, François Modave
BACKGROUND: Increasing physical activity (PA) levels in adolescents aged 12 to 18 years is associated with prevention of unhealthy weight gain and improvement in cardiovascular fitness. The widespread availability of mobile health (mHealth) and wearable devices offers self-monitoring and motivational features for increasing PA levels and improving adherence to exercise programs. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this scoping review was to identify the efficacy or effectiveness of mHealth intervention strategies for facilitating PA among adolescents aged 12 to 18 years...
February 12, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Hemakumar Devan, Devin Farmery, Lucy Peebles, Rebecca Grainger
BACKGROUND: Smartphone apps are a potential mechanism for development of self-management skills in people with persistent pain. However, the inclusion of best-practice content items in available pain management apps fostering core self-management skills for self-management support is not known. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the contents of smartphone apps providing information on pain management strategies for people with persistent pain facilitating self-management support and to appraise the app quality...
February 12, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Chiara Jongerius, Selena Russo, Ketti Mazzocco, Gabriella Pravettoni
BACKGROUND: The use of mobile health (mHealth) apps in clinical settings is increasing widely. mHealth has been used to promote prevention, improve early detection, manage care, and support survivors and chronic patients. However, data on the efficacy and utility of mHealth apps are limited. OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this review was to provide an overview of the available research-tested interventions using mHealth apps and their impact on breast cancer care...
February 11, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Atinkut Alamirrew Zeleke, Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku, Adina Demissie, Fabian Otto-Sobotka, Marc Wilken, Myriam Lipprandt, Binyam Tilahun, Rainer Röhrig
BACKGROUND: Periodic demographic health surveillance and surveys are the main sources of health information in developing countries. Conducting a survey requires extensive use of paper-pen and manual work and lengthy processes to generate the required information. Despite the rise of popularity in using electronic data collection systems to alleviate the problems, sufficient evidence is not available to support the use of electronic data capture (EDC) tools in interviewer-administered data collection processes...
February 11, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Yiyu Zhang, Xia Li, Shuoming Luo, Chaoyuan Liu, Yuting Xie, Jia Guo, Fang Liu, Zhiguang Zhou
BACKGROUND: The diabetes disease burden in China is heavy, and mobile apps have a great potential for diabetes management. However, there is a lack of investigation of diabetes app use among Chinese diabetes patients and diabetologists. The perspectives and attitudes of diabetes patients and diabetologists regarding diabetes apps are also unclear. OBJECTIVE: Our objectives were to investigate diabetes patients' and diabetologists' use, attitudes, and perspectives, as well as patients' needs, with respect to diabetes apps to provide information regarding the optimal design of diabetes apps and the best strategies to promote their use...
February 8, 2019: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
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