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Colin Barr, Maria Marois, Ida Sim, Christopher H Schmid, Barth Wilsey, Deborah Ward, Naihua Duan, Ron D Hays, Joshua Selsky, Joseph Servadio, Marc Schwartz, Clyde Dsouza, Navjot Dhammi, Zachary Holt, Victor Baquero, Scott MacDonald, Anthony Jerant, Ron Sprinkle, Richard L Kravitz
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is prevalent, costly, and clinically vexatious. Clinicians typically use a trial-and-error approach to treatment selection. Repeated crossover trials in a single patient (n-of-1 trials) may provide greater therapeutic precision. N-of-1 trials are the most direct way to estimate individual treatment effects and are useful in comparing the effectiveness and toxicity of different analgesic regimens. The goal of the PREEMPT study is to test the 'Trialist' mobile health smartphone app, which has been developed to make n-of-1 trials easier to accomplish, and to provide patients and clinicians with tools for individualizing treatments for chronic pain...
February 27, 2015: Trials
Deborah Lupton, Annemarie Jutel
More than 100,000 mobile phone software applications ('apps') have been designed for the dissemination of health and medical information and healthcare and public health initiatives. This article presents a critical analysis of self-diagnosis smartphone apps directed at lay people that were available on the Apple App Store and Google Play in mid-April 2014. The objective of the analysis is to contribute to the sociology of diagnosis and to critical digital health studies by investigating the phenomenon of digitised diagnosis via apps...
May 2015: Social Science & Medicine
Ananya Kondapalli, Lee R Zhang, Shreya Patel, Xiao Han, Hee Jin Kim, Xintong Li, Eric L Altschuler
PURPOSE: Aphasia - loss of comprehension or expression of language - is a devastating functional sequela of stroke. There are as yet no effective methods for rehabilitation of aphasia. An assistive device that allows aphasia patients to communicate and interact at speeds approaching real time is urgently needed. METHODS: Behavioral and linguistic studies of aphasia patients show that they retain normal thinking processes and most aspects of language. They lack only phonology: the ability to translate (input) and/or output sounds (or written words) such as "ta-ble" into the image of a four-legged object with a top at which one works or eats...
November 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
Melinda S Bender, Suzanna Martinez, Christine Kennedy
Rapid proliferation of smartphone ownership and use among Latinos offers a unique opportunity to employ innovative visually enhanced low-text (VELT) mobile health applications (mHealth app) to promote health behavior change for Latinos at risk for lifestyle-related diseases. Using focus groups and in-depth interviews with 16 promotores and 5 health care providers recruited from California clinics, this qualitative study explored perceptions of visuals for a VELT mHealth app promoting physical activity (PA) and limiting sedentary behavior (SB) for Latinos...
July 2016: Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society
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