A WhatsApp-based introductory histopathology and cytology course for first-year pathology postgraduate students

Natl Med J India. 2022 Sep-Oct;34(5):293-297. doi: 10.25259/NMJI_451_19. ABSTRACT Background The first-year pathology postgraduates can take a long time to learn the basic skills of microscopy, which can become a barrier to learning. Methods A WhatsApp group comprising all 14 postgraduate first-year students with one senior resident and one faculty as group administrators was formed. […]

Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment Serious Games: A Systematic Analysis in Smartphone Application Markets

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022 May 16;293:179-186. doi: 10.3233/SHTI220366. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Patients with Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment can employ serious games to assess and improve their cognitive status. OBJECTIVES: To determine the cognitive aspects of the MMSE and ACE-R tests that are supported by available games. METHODS: We searched cognitive games available in […]

Integrated Platform for the Management of Chronic Low Back Pain

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022 May 16;293:260-261. doi: 10.3233/SHTI220378. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain is a global health problem having a tremendous effect on the quality of life of patients. OBJECTIVES: An online therapy management system (TMS) is developed for comprehensive management of chronic low back pain patients. METHODS: A smartphone and a web […]

Fostering Fatigue-Management in People with Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome – Experiences with the “Untire” App

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022 May 16;293:47-51. doi: 10.3233/SHTI220346. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Many patients suffering from post-acute COVID-19 syndrome must deal with fatigue. They need physical and psychological support, strengthening, and adaption of their individual lifestyle. The use of apps can foster fatigue management. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyse experiences of patients […]

Well-being app to support young people during the COVID-19 pandemic: randomised controlled trial

BMJ Open. 2022 May 19;12(5):e058144. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058144. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and acceptability of ‘Whitu: seven ways in seven days’, a well-being application (app) for young people. DESIGN: Prospective randomised controlled trial of Whitu against waitlist control, with 45 participants in each arm. PARTICIPANTS: 90 New Zealand young people aged 16-30 recruited via […]

mBalance: Detect Postural Imbalance with Mobile Devices

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022 May 16;293:30-38. doi: 10.3233/SHTI220344. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Postural imbalance can be adopted for the early detection of age-related diseases or monitoring the course of the disease treatment; especially in monitoring, frequent balance measurement is crucial. This is mainly done through regular in-person examinations by a physician currently. Feedback in between examinations […]

Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Outcome of a Cognitive-Behavioral Group Intervention for Problematic Internet Use via Smartphones in Chinese University Students

J Cogn Psychother. 2022 May 1;36(2):112-128. doi: 10.1891/JCPSY-D-21-00001. ABSTRACT Problematic Internet use is increasingly prevalent among college students and is associated with psychosocial impairments. Cognitive-behavioral intervention has been widely used in addressing addictive behaviors, and is shown to be a promising approach for problematic Internet use. This study presented a brief cognitive-behavioral group intervention developed […]

Nighttime smartphone use and changes in mental health and wellbeing among young adults: a longitudinal study based on high-resolution tracking data

Sci Rep. 2022 May 15;12(1):8013. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-10116-z. ABSTRACT Frequent nighttime smartphone use can disturb healthy sleep patterns and may adversely affect mental health and wellbeing. This study aims at investigating whether nighttime smartphone use increases the risk of poor mental health, i.e. loneliness, depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and low life satisfaction among young adults. High-dimensional […]