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The association between smartphone use and sleep quality, psychological distress, and loneliness among health care students and workers in Saudi Arabia

PLoS One. 2023 Jan 26;18(1):e0280681. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0280681. eCollection 2023. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: The use of smartphones among the general public and health care practitioners, in particular, is ubiquitous. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between smartphone addiction and sleep quality, psychological distress, and loneliness among health care students and workers in Saudi […]

Usage of a workplace health promotion app: an evaluation of app usage data and medical check-up results

Health Informatics J. 2023 Jan-Mar;29(1):14604582221148058. doi: 10.1177/14604582221148058. ABSTRACT Smartphone applications (apps) have been used and evaluated in the context of workplace health promotion (WHP) programs. However, there is a lack of studies analyzing actual app usage data and measuring changes in medical markers to evaluate the effectiveness of WHP apps in terms of health improvements […]

An app for predicting patient dementia classes using convolutional neural networks (CNN) and artificial neural networks (ANN): Comparison of prediction accuracy in Microsoft Excel

Medicine (Baltimore). 2023 Jan 27;102(4):e32670. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000032670. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Dementia is a progressive disease that worsens over time as cognitive abilities deteriorate. Effective preventive interventions require early detection. However, there are no reports in the literature concerning apps that have been developed and designed to predict patient dementia classes (DCs). This study aimed to develop […]

Degenerate Beta autoregressive model for proportion time-series with zeros or ones: An application to antimicrobial resistance rate using R shiny app

Front Public Health. 2023 Jan 10;10:969777. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.969777. eCollection 2022. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance has emerged as one of the foremost public health troubles of the 21st century. This has ended in a public health disaster of the global situation, which threatens the exercise of present-day remedy. There is an urgent requirement for a cost-effective […]

Automatic Depression Detection Using Smartphone-Based Text-Dependent Speech Signals: Deep Convolutional Neural Network Approach

J Med Internet Res. 2023 Jan 25;25:e34474. doi: 10.2196/34474. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Automatic diagnosis of depression based on speech can complement mental health treatment methods in the future. Previous studies have reported that acoustic properties can be used to identify depression. However, few studies have attempted a large-scale differential diagnosis of patients with depressive disorders using […]

Problematic smartphone and social media use among undergraduate students during the COVID-19 pandemic: In the case of southern Ethiopia universities

PLoS One. 2023 Jan 25;18(1):e0280724. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0280724. eCollection 2023. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Smartphone and social media use are supposed to be integral parts of university students’ daily lives. More specifically, smartphones and social media are frequently used for communication in daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, uninterrupted and persistent use of these technologies may lead […]

A Roadmap to a Comprehensive Evaluation of a Clinical Ladder Program

J Nurs Adm. 2023 Feb 1;53(2):104-109. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000001250. ABSTRACT Clinical ladder programs were designed to support nurse retention and professional development. Hospital systems are vigorously working to recover from the critical staffing shortages exacerbated by the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention framework for program evaluation was utilized to assess a hospital professional […]

In search of ethical pandemic technology

Indian J Med Ethics. 2023 Jan-Mar;VIII(1):83-84. doi: 10.20529/IJME.2022.042. ABSTRACT The duration of the pandemic over the last two years has witnessed the steering of multiple technological interventions by governments. These interventions – ranging from contact tracing applications to vaccine certificates – have been developed in the specific context of the pandemic, and were meant to […]

Effect of mobile application types on stroke rehabilitation: a systematic review

J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2023 Jan 24;20(1):12. doi: 10.1186/s12984-023-01124-9. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Stroke is a significant contributor of worldwide disability and morbidity with substantial economic consequences. Rehabilitation is a vital component of stroke recovery, but inpatient stroke rehabilitation programs can struggle to meet the recommended hours of therapy per day outlined by the Canadian Stroke Best Practices […]

Web-based Guidance for Assisted Reproductive Technology With an Online App (myFertiCare): Quantitative Evaluation With the HOT-fit Framework

J Med Internet Res. 2023 Jan 24;25:e38535. doi: 10.2196/38535. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) are considered to be physically and mentally stressful. During their treatment trajectory, couples express high information and communication needs. They appreciate using the internet to obtain fertility-related information. In a previous study, we developed myFertiCare, an eHealth tool providing personalized […]