Machine Learning in Medical Emergencies: a Systematic Review and Analysis

J Med Syst. 2021 Aug 18;45(10):88. doi: 10.1007/s10916-021-01762-3. ABSTRACT Despite the increasing demand for artificial intelligence research in medicine, the functionalities of his methods in health emergency remain unclear. Therefore, the authors have conducted this systematic review and a global overview study which aims to identify, analyse, and evaluate the research available on different platforms, […]

Stroop effect in smartphone addiction among college students

Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Jul 30;100(30):e26741. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000026741. ABSTRACT Smartphone addiction (SPA) affects an increasing number of college students, but it remains poorly understood. This study aimed to explore the psychological mechanism of the decrease in cognitive control ability from cognitive psychology in students with SPA.The smartphone addition tendency scale (MPATS) was used to identify 64 […]

Engagement with smartphone-delivered behavioural activation interventions: a study of the MoodMission smartphone application

Behav Cogn Psychother. 2021 Sep;49(5):569-581. doi: 10.1017/S1352465820000922. Epub 2020 Dec 28. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Despite increased research interest in smartphone mental health applications (MHapps), few studies have examined user engagement and its determinants. MoodMission is a MHapp that targets low mood and anxiety via evidence-based techniques including behavioural activation (BA). AIMS: The present study aimed to […]

Mobile Triage Applications: A Systematic Review in Literature and Play Store

J Med Syst. 2021 Aug 13;45(9):86. doi: 10.1007/s10916-021-01763-2. ABSTRACT The main objective of this paper is to review and analysis of the state of the art regarding triage applications (apps) for health emergencies. This research is based on a systematic review of the literature in scientific databases from 2010 to early 2021, following a prism […]

Analysis of the factors affecting the adoption and compliance of the NHS COVID-19 mobile application: a national cross-sectional survey in England

BMJ Open. 2021 Aug 13;11(8):e053395. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053395. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: To conduct an independent study investigating how adults perceive the usability and functionality of the ‘National Health Service (NHS) COVID-19’ application (app). This study aims to highlight strengths and provide recommendations to improve adoption of future contact tracing developments. DESIGN: A 60-item, anonymous online questionnaire, disseminated […]

Smartphone Use Among University Students During COVID-19 Quarantine: An Ethical Trigger

Front Public Health. 2021 Jul 26;9:600134. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.600134. eCollection 2021. ABSTRACT To reduce the spread of COVID-19, Jordan enforced 10 weeks of home quarantine in the spring of 2020. A cross-sectional study was designed to assess this extended quarantine’s effect on smartphone addiction levels among undergraduates. A random sample of 6,157 undergraduates completed an online […]

Effect of a smartphone application (Perx) on medication adherence and clinical outcomes: a 12-month randomised controlled trial

BMJ Open. 2021 Aug 9;11(8):e047041. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047041. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the Perx app improves medication adherence and clinical outcomes over 12 months compared with standard care in patients requiring polypharmacy. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial with 12-month follow-up. SETTING: Outpatient clinics in three tertiary hospitals in Sydney, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Eligible participants were aged 18-75 […]

Use of an app as a complementary strategy to speech-language therapy in a case of cognitive-communication disorder

Codas. 2021 Jul 23;33(5):e20200011. doi: 10.1590/2317-1782/20202020011. eCollection 2021. ABSTRACT With the aging of the population, there is an increase in the incidence of common diseases to this age group, such as dementias. Efforts to improve the quality of health care for these patients, including speech-language therapy, have grown. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness […]

Feasibility of a Mobile-Based System for Unsupervised Monitoring in Parkinson’s Disease

Sensors (Basel). 2021 Jul 21;21(15):4972. doi: 10.3390/s21154972. ABSTRACT Mobile health (mHealth) has emerged as a potential solution to providing valuable ecological information about the severity and burden of Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms in real-life conditions. Objective: The objective of our study was to explore the feasibility and usability of an mHealth system for continuous and […]