Validity of single item responses to short message service texts to monitor depression: an mHealth sub-study of the UK ACUDep trial.

Publication Date: 
Jul 30, 2015

BACKGROUND: An increasing number of research designs are using text messaging (SMS) as a means of self-reported symptom and outcome monitoring in a variety of long-term health conditions, including severity ratings of depressed mood.

Expanding care for perinatal women with depression (EXPONATE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of an intervention package for perinatal depression in primary care.

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Jun 30, 2015

BACKGROUND: Depression is common among women during perinatal period and is associated with long-term adverse consequences for the mother and infant. In Nigeria, as in many other low- and-middle-income countries (LMIC), perinatal depression usually goes unrecognized and untreated.

Daily mood ratings via text message as a proxy for clinic based depression assessment.

Publication Date: 
Mar 06, 2015

BACKGROUND: Mobile and automated technologies are increasingly becoming integrated into mental health care and assessment.

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Older Adult Self-Efficacy Study of Mobile Phone Diabetes Management.

Publication Date: 
Jul 03, 2015

The purpose of this study was to evaluate participant self-efficacy and use of a mobile phone diabetes health intervention for older adults during a 4-week period. Participants included seven adults (mean age, 70.3 years) with type 2 diabetes cared for by community-based primary care physicians.

Mobile health monitoring to characterize depression symptom trajectories in primary care.

Publication Date: 
Feb 24, 2015

BACKGROUND: Classification of depression severity can guide treatment decisions. This study examined whether using repeated mobile health assessments to determine symptom trajectories is a potentially useful method for classifying depression severity.