Feasibility of smartphone-supported, combined physical and cognitive activities in the Neighbourhood for stimulating social participation of the elderly

BMC Geriatr. 2022 Jul 30;22(1):629. doi: 10.1186/s12877-022-03303-0. ABSTRACT ADVERTISEMENT BACKGROUND: Combining smartphone-assisted group activities in the neighbourhood and training in physical and cognitive skills may offer the potential to promote social participation and connectedness of older adults. This non-controlled proof-of-concept, retrospectively registered study aimed to determine the feasibility of such an intervention approach, including its […]

Feasibility and Potential Effectiveness of a Smartphone Zero-Time Exercise Intervention for Promoting Physical Activity and Fitness in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Front Public Health. 2022 Jul 14;10:865712. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.865712. eCollection 2022. ABSTRACT ADVERTISEMENT BACKGROUND: Zero-time Exercise (ZTEx), a simple strength- and stamina-enhancing physical activity (PA) requiring no extra equipment, can potentially increase PA and fitness. This pilot trial examined the feasibility and potential effectiveness of a smartphone ZTEx intervention to promote PA and fitness in patients […]

Correlates of parental knowledge about smartphone exposure among young children

Pediatr Int. 2022 Jan;64(1):e15246. doi: 10.1111/ped.15246. ABSTRACT ADVERTISEMENT BACKGROUND: Unhealthy smartphone habits use can impair the health of young children. Smartphone use among young children is affected by several factors of which the most important is parental knowledge pertains to smartphone exposure among young children. In Jordan, no studies have focused on this factor. METHOD: […]

Preference and usage pattern of mobile medical apps for drug information purposes among hospital pharmacists in Sarawak, Malaysia

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2022 Jul 29;22(1):199. doi: 10.1186/s12911-022-01949-9. ABSTRACT ADVERTISEMENT INTRODUCTION: Pharmacists are frequent users of mobile medical apps (MMA) for drug information (DI) and clinical decision-making purposes. However, the wide range of available MMA may be of variable credibility and results in heterogeneous recommendations. The need for subscription may also influence choice […]

Mobile health application for Thai women: investigation and model

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2022 Jul 30;22(1):202. doi: 10.1186/s12911-022-01944-0. ABSTRACT ADVERTISEMENT BACKGROUND: Women’s mobile health (m-health) applications are currently widely used for health education, medication, prevention of illness, etcetera. However, women are extremely sensitive to their design. While the number of m-health applications for women is increasing, many are of poor quality and have […]

Smart phone-based transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation as adjunctive therapy for hypertension (STAT-H trial): protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

BMJ Open. 2022 Jul 28;12(7):e058172. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058172. ABSTRACT ADVERTISEMENT INTRODUCTION: Hypertension is a common risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) may be effective for hypertension, but the evidence remains limited. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the smart phone-based TEAS as adjunctive therapy for […]

Efficacy of Personalized Diabetes Self-care Using an Electronic Medical Record-Integrated Mobile App in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: 6-Month Randomized Controlled Trial

J Med Internet Res. 2022 Jul 28;24(7):e37430. doi: 10.2196/37430. ABSTRACT ADVERTISEMENT BACKGROUND: A system that combines technology and web-based coaching can help treat chronic conditions such as diabetes. However, the effectiveness of apps in mobile health (mHealth) interventions is inconclusive and unclear due to heterogeneous interventions and varying follow-up durations. In addition, randomized controlled trial […]

Feasibility and acceptability of asynchronous VOT among patients with MDR-TB

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2022 Aug 1;26(8):760-765. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.21.0632. ABSTRACT ADVERTISEMENT BACKGROUND: We conducted a feasibility and acceptability study of video-observed therapy (VOT) among patients with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and other types of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) in the Philippines.METHODS: Patients aged ≥13 years were approached to use VOT. A smartphone with VOT mobile application […]

Trajectory of problematic smartphone use among adolescents aged 10-18 years: The roles of childhood family environment and concurrent parent-child relationships

J Behav Addict. 2022 Jun 30;11(2):577-587. doi: 10.1556/2006.2022.00047. Print 2022 Jul 13. ABSTRACT ADVERTISEMENT BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Adolescence is a period of high incidence of problematic smartphone use. Understanding the developmental trajectory of problematic smartphone use in adolescence and its influencing factors could guide the choice of timing for prevention and intervention. This study fitted […]

Beyond Screen Time: Exploring the Associations between Types of Smartphone Use Content and Adolescents’ Social Relationships

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jul 22;19(15):8940. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19158940. ABSTRACT ADVERTISEMENT The past two decades have witnessed controversy over whether the use of digital technology has damaged or enhanced adolescents’ social relationships, which influences their development. In this study, we addressed this debate by specifying the effect of different types of smartphone use […]