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Released: 31-Mar-2022 3:00 PM EDT
Effect of a Lifestyle-Focused Web-Based Application on Risk Factor Management in Patients Who Have Had a Myocardial Infarction: Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Cardiac rehabilitation is central in reducing mortality and morbidity after myocardial infarction. However, the fulfillment of guideline-recommended cardiac rehabilitation targets is unsatisfactory. eHealth offers new pos...

Newswise: Use of a Smartphone App Versus Motivational Interviewing to Increase Walking Distance and Weight Loss in Overweight/Obese Adults With Peripheral Artery Disease
Released: 24-Mar-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Use of a Smartphone App Versus Motivational Interviewing to Increase Walking Distance and Weight Loss in Overweight/Obese Adults With Peripheral Artery Disease
JMIR Publications

The researchers, who hope to continue developing the app, were undaunted by its lackluster performance. “That just means we need to work more on the app and try to improve it,” Collins says. “We’re working on another app that will be more sophisticated and will be compatible with Android and Mac iOS.”

   
Released: 23-Mar-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Digital Assessment Tools Using Animation Features to Quantify Alcohol Consumption: Systematic App Store and Literature Review
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Accurate and user-friendly assessment tools for quantifying alcohol consumption are a prerequisite for effective interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm. Digital assessment tools (DATs) that allow the description of ...

Released: 23-Mar-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Review of Mobile Apps for Women With Anxiety in Pregnancy: Maternity Care Professionals’ Guide to Locating and Assessing Anxiety Apps
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Mental health and pregnancy apps are widely available and have the potential to improve health outcomes and enhance women’s experience of pregnancy. Women frequently access digital information throughout their pregnancy...

Released: 23-Mar-2022 2:15 PM EDT
Process and Outcome Evaluations of Smartphone Apps for Bipolar Disorder: Scoping Review
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Mental health apps (MHAs) provide opportunities for accessible, immediate, and innovative approaches to better understand and support the treatment of mental health disorders, especially those with a high burden, such as ...

Released: 21-Mar-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Clinical Outcomes Among Working Adults Using the Health Integrator Smartphone App: Analyses of Prespecified Secondary Outcomes in a Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Medical Internet Research

There is a need to find new methods that can enhance the individuals’ engagement in self-care and increase compliance to a healthy lifestyle for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases and improved quality of life. M...

Newswise: Clinical study finds that offering digital health platform Cardihab increases participation in cardiac rehabilitation
Released: 21-Mar-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Clinical study finds that offering digital health platform Cardihab increases participation in cardiac rehabilitation
JMIR Publications

“Cardihab provides an important option to help overcome barriers to participation in conventional in-person cardiac rehabilitation programs. Patients do not have to travel long distances to attend a program – they complete it from home while under clinical supervision. Cardihab also helps fit in with peoples’ busy work schedules and family commitments, and alleviates cost and time constraints associated with traditional programs. It has been a critical alternative particularly during COVID-19 whereby significant disruptions to traditional programs have been experienced Australia wide, and social distancing requirements presented further barriers to participation.” [Ms Souris]

     
Released: 18-Mar-2022 4:05 AM EDT
Use your cellphone to improve weather forecasts
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Ahead of World Meteorological Day, you can help improve weather forecasting models with CAMALIOT, an infrastructure and app that uses GPS from smartphones to support scientific research.

Newswise: Study: Digital Programs for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management Effectively Engage Older Adults
Released: 17-Mar-2022 2:00 PM EDT
Study: Digital Programs for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management Effectively Engage Older Adults
JMIR Publications

Wellinks®, a digital health care company offering the first-ever integrated, virtual Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) management solution, today announced results from a study that found that older adults with COPD were highly engaged and satisfied with Wellinks.

     
Released: 10-Mar-2022 2:25 PM EST
Mobile apps for suicide prevention: What's the evidence?
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Mobile applications could provide "an uninterrupted tool for crisis response" for people experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors – although more research is needed to establish their effectiveness – concludes a review in the March/April issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Self-Administered Screening Can Provide Benefits
for Patients and Providers
4-Mar-2022 3:05 PM EST
Self-Administered Screening Can Provide Benefits for Patients and Providers
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Have you ever felt uncomfortable when asked about depression or any other sensitive personal issue when checking in for a medical visit?

Released: 21-Feb-2022 5:05 PM EST
Innovative chatbot provides safe space for young people to learn about sexual and reproductive health
University at Buffalo

An innovative chatbot designed for sharing critical information about sexual and reproductive health with young people in India is demonstrating how artificial intelligence applications can engage vulnerable and hard-to-reach population segments.

Newswise:Video Embedded exposing-your-identity-simply-by-your-daily-app-use
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16-Feb-2022 4:00 PM EST
Exposing Your identity Simply by Your Daily App Use
Association for Psychological Science

The amount of time you spend each day using different smartphone apps may be enough to reveal your identity, according to new research published in the journal Psychological Science.

Newswise: Smartphone app can vibrate a single drop of blood to determine how well it clots
8-Feb-2022 8:05 PM EST
Smartphone app can vibrate a single drop of blood to determine how well it clots
University of Washington

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new blood-clotting test that uses only a single drop of blood and a smartphone vibration motor and camera.

   
Newswise: Health Apps Could Help Older Adults with Anything From Sleep to Diabetes, but Most Don’t Use Them
7-Feb-2022 11:45 AM EST
Health Apps Could Help Older Adults with Anything From Sleep to Diabetes, but Most Don’t Use Them
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Mobile apps make it possible to track everything from exercise and calories to blood pressure and blood sugar, and use the information to stay on target with health goals or managing a chronic condition. But a new poll shows that most people over age 50 aren’t using such apps – and that those who might get the most help out of them are less likely to actually use them.

Newswise: “DAYWORK” Application for Finding Part-Time Jobs Received Best Innovation 7 Awards (Society)
Released: 12-Jan-2022 8:55 AM EST
“DAYWORK” Application for Finding Part-Time Jobs Received Best Innovation 7 Awards (Society)
Chulalongkorn University

Let the “DAYWORK”, a part-time job recruiting application help prepare you for the real world of work. The App is designed to not only help students easily find a part-time job, but also create their professional profile, including work experience and employer feedback.



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