Social science & medicine (1982)

Keeping secrets in the cloud: Mobile phones, data security and privacy within the context of pregnancy and childbirth in Tanzania.

Publication Date: 
Jan 01, 0000

Growing evidence points to the potential value of mobile phone-based technologies ('mHealth') to help strengthen community health systems in low- and middle-income countries, but mHealth approaches also carry considerable risks with respect to data security, individual privacy, and conf

"In this together": Social identification predicts health outcomes (via self-efficacy) in a chronic disease self-management program.

Publication Date: 
Jan 01, 0000

RATIONALE: Self-management programs are an established approach to helping people cope with the challenges of chronic disease, but the psychological mechanisms underlying their effectiveness are not fully understood.

Mobile phone use among patients and health workers to enhance primary healthcare: A qualitative study in rural South Africa.

Publication Date: 
Jan 01, 0000

Mobile phones have the potential to improve access to healthcare information and services in low-resourced settings. This study investigated the use of mobile phones among patients with chronic diseases, pregnant women, and health workers to enhance primary healthcare in rural South Africa.

An assessment of the social cognitive predictors of exclusive breastfeeding behavior using the Health Action Process Approach.

Publication Date: 
Apr 24, 2017

RATIONALE: In the United States rates of exclusive breastfeeding duration remain exceedingly low. Exclusive breastfeeding is a complex learned behavior that is influenced by social cognitive, interpersonal, and structural factors.

Survival of the project: a case study of ICT innovation in health care.

Publication Date: 
Apr 15, 2015

From twenty years of information and communication technology (ICT) projects in the health sector, we have learned one thing: most projects remain projects.

New technology and illness self-management: Potential relevance for resource-poor populations in Asia.

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Publication Date: 
Nov 02, 2015

Advances in technology have made it possible for many standard diagnostic and health monitoring procedures, traditionally carried out by qualified personnel within medical facilities, to be reliably undertaken by patients or carers in their own homes with a minimum of basic training.

Discrimination and health among Asian American immigrants: disentangling racial from language discrimination.

Publication Date: 
Feb 13, 2009

We examined whether self-reported discrimination based on race and language was associated with the number of chronic health conditions among Asian American immigrants. We also examined whether these relationships were moderated by years in the United States.