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Patient focused oral hygiene apps: an assessment of quality (using …

Introduction Smartphone apps can be a valuable means for education and prevention to improve the health of children, adolescents and adults. A recent review of apps has revealed that there are over 1,000 patient-focused oral hygiene apps available on the Apple App Store and Google Play (Android) store.Objective The purpose of this research is to objectively assess the quality of 20

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Smartphones and mobile applications (apps) in clinical nursing …

(1 days ago) A range of educational apps such as calculators, drug reference guides and medical dictionaries were used with varying frequency. Nursing students reported numerous benefits of mobile technology such as better access to educational material, improvements in knowledge and confidence, and reduced levels of anxiety around learning in practice.

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Apps and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Adolescents' Use of …

(1 days 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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Using Health and Well-Being Apps for Behavior Change: A …

(1 days 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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Medication Adherence Apps: Review and Content Analysis

(1 days 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 on COVID-19 Launched in the Early Days of …

(1 days 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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What makes a good health 'app'

(1 days 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 …

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'Can you recommend any good STI apps

(1 days 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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Mobile Medical Apps and mHealth Devices: A Framework to Build …

(1 days 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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Nurse practitioner and physician assistant scope of practice in 118 …

(1 days 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 and Tablet Self Management Apps for Asthma

(1 days 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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Use of mobile apps: a patient-centered approach

(1 days 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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Mobile app rating scale: a new tool for assessing the quality of …

(1 days ago) Background: The use of mobile apps for health and well being promotion has grown exponentially in recent years. Yet, there is currently no app-quality assessment tool beyond "star"-ratings. Objective: The objective of this study was to develop a reliable, multidimensional measure for trialling, classifying, and rating the quality of mobile health apps.

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Insights from user reviews to improve mental health apps

(1 days ago) Again, apps that offer adaptive functionalities that allow users to adapt some app features also received high ratings. In contrast, poor usability emerged as the most common reason for abandoning mental health apps. Other pitfalls include lack of a content variety, lack of personalization, lack of customer service and trust, and security and

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Implementation Strategies for Web-Based Apps for Screening: …

(1 days ago) There is a dearth of literature on the implementation of web-based apps for health screening. Implementation strategies were developed without any reported use of implementation theories or frameworks in most studies. More research on the development and …

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A survey exploring women's use of mobile apps in labour in the …

(1 days ago) Objective: To examine women's use of mobile apps in labour in the United Kingdom. Design: Cross-sectional online survey. Descriptive analysis on women's reported use of apps whilst in labour, using multiple choice questions to explore frequency of app use and reasons and experiences of using apps.

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Technology, Privacy, and User Opinions of COVID-19 Mobile Apps …

(1 days 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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Smartphone Apps to Support Self-Management of Hypertension: …

(1 days ago) Background: Hypertension is a widespread chronic disease, and its effective treatment requires self-management by patients. Health-related apps provide an effective way of supporting hypertension self-management. However, the increasing range and variety of hypertension apps available on the market, owing to the global growth in apps, creates the need for patients and health care professionals

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Mobile Phone Apps to Improve Medication Adherence: A …

(1 days 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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Mindfulness-Based Symptom and Stress Management Apps for …

(1 days ago) This systematic review identified critical design flaws that may affect the ease of using the apps in this study. Few mobile apps promote mindfulness-based strategies among adults with chronic lung disease (ie, COPD or lung cancer or both), but those that exist, overall, do not meet the latest scien …

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Mobile phone applications in management of enuresis: The good, …

(1 days 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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Anxiety: There is an app for that. A systematic review of anxiety apps

(1 days 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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The Continued Use of Mobile Health Apps: Insights From a …

(1 days 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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Finding a depression app: a review and content analysis of the …

(1 days 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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Mobile Apps for Increasing Treatment Adherence: Systematic …

(1 days 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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Android and iPhone Mobile Apps for Psychosocial Wellness and …

(1 days 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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Limitations of Existing Dialysis Diet Apps in Promoting User …

(1 days 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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Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response: There's An App …

(1 days 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 Health Applications for Pediatric Care: Review and …

(1 days ago) Background: Despite the surge in mobile health (mHealth) applications (apps) about pediatric care in commercial app stores, to our knowledge, reviews of the quality of such apps are lacking. Consequently, it is a great challenge for health care professionals (HCPs) to identify appropriate and reliable mHealth apps for delivering health care services.

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mHealthApps: A Repository and Database of Mobile Health Apps

(1 days 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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Accuracy of smartphone apps for heart rate measurement

(1 days 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 Apps Targeting Medication Adherence: Quality …

(1 days ago) A large number of mobile phone medication adherence apps are currently available. The majority of apps have features representing a behavioral approach to intervention. Findings of the content analysis offer mostly positive feedback as well as insights into current limitations and improvements that …

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The mobile revolution--using smartphone apps to prevent …

(1 days 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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Exploring the Far Side of Mobile Health: Information Security and …

(1 days ago) Various kinds of mHealth apps collect and offer critical, sensitive, private medical information, calling for a special focus on information security and privacy of mHealth apps. In order to foster user acceptance and trust, appropriate security measures and processes need to be devised and employed …

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Patient-Facing Mobile Apps to Treat High-Need, High-Cost …

(1 days ago) Most apps described in the literature could not be located on the iOS or Android app stores, and existing research does not robustly evaluate the potential of mobile apps. Whereas apps may be useful in patients with chronic conditions, data do not support this yet. Although we had 2-3 reviewers to s …

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Evidence-based strategies in weight-loss mobile apps

(1 days ago) Weight-loss mobile apps typically included only a minority of the behavioral strategies found in evidence-based weight-loss interventions. Behavioral strategies that help improve motivation, reduce stress, and assist with problem solving were missing across apps. Inclusion of additional strategies c …

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Evaluation of the accuracy of smartphone medical calculation apps …

(1 days 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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A multi-level usability evaluation of mobile health applications: A …

(1 days ago) The stratified view of the health IT usability evaluation framework is a useful methodological approach for the design, development, and evaluation of mHealth apps. The methodological recommendations for using the theoretical framework can inform future usability studies of mHealth apps.

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Mobile smartphone applications for body position measurement …

(1 days ago) This review highlights the validated goniometer apps that physiatrists and other health care practitioners can use with confidence in research and clinical practice. We found 12 apps corresponding to these criteria, but there is a need for validation studies on available or new apps focused on gonio …

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Mobile Mental Health Apps in China: Systematic App Store Search

(1 days 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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Usability and clinical efficacy of diabetes mobile applications for …

(1 days 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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Validity and Reliability of 2 Goniometric Mobile Apps: Device, …

(1 days 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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Smartphone applications in burns

(1 days ago) All apps that were programmed for use as medical apps for burns were included. The review was performed from 25 February until 1 March 2014. A closer look at the free and paid calculation apps including a standardized patient was performed. Results: Four types of apps were identified: calculators, information apps, book/journal apps, and games.

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Smartphone apps for snoring

(1 days ago) 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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A Smartphone App to Improve Medication Adherence in Patients …

(1 days 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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An Evaluation of Contraception Education and Health Promotion …

(1 days ago) The objective of this study is to identify and evaluate contraception apps for patient education and health promotion, so that providers and health educators may recommend accurate apps to patients. Methods: We systematically searched the Apple iTunes Store using contraception search terms. A master list of apps was created and the apps were

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Breast, Prostate, and Colorectal Cancer Survivors' Experiences of …

(1 days ago) This sample of breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors was receptive to the use of apps to promote PA. Although no publicly available PA app was deemed wholly suitable, many suggestions for adaptation and intervention development were provided. The results can inform the development of an …

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