Feasibility Studies

A randomized study of cellphone technology to reinforce alcohol abstinence in the natural environment.

Publication Date: 
Apr 16, 2013

AIMS: Contingency management (CM) uses tangible incentives to systematically reinforce abstinence and is among the most efficacious psychosocial substance abuse treatments.

Automated audiometry using apple iOS-based application technology.

Publication Date: 
Nov 05, 2013

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine the feasibility of an Apple iOS-based automated hearing testing application and to compare its accuracy with conventional audiometry.

STUDY DESIGN: Prospective diagnostic study. Setting Academic medical center.

Remote assessment of stroke using the iPhone 4.

Publication Date: 
May 06, 2013

Therapy with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator is underused in the treatment of ischemic stroke in rural hospitals, due to a lack of local stroke expertise. Telemedicine solutions for stroke are a level I, class A recommendation when a vascular neurologist is absent.

Feasibility and validity of ecological momentary assessment in adolescents with high-functioning autism and Asperger's disorder.

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Publication Date: 
Dec 16, 2013

Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) may increase accuracy of data compared with retrospective questionnaires by assessing behaviours as they occur, hence decreasing recall biases and increasing ecological validity.

Pilot feasibility study of a brief, tailored mobile health intervention for depression among patients with chronic pain.

Publication Date: 
Dec 17, 2014

This pilot feasibility study investigated a brief, tailored mobile health intervention to provide brief treatment and motivate further depression treatment seeking among patients with comorbid chronic pain.

Web-based, self-management enhancing interventions with e-diaries and personalized feedback for persons with chronic illness: a tale of three studies.

Publication Date: 
Dec 03, 2013

OBJECTIVE: Chronic illness places high demands on patients. Interventions supporting self-management and providing personalized feedback might help patients to gain new perspectives and enhance use of constructive self-management strategies.

Smartphones for smarter delivery of mental health programs: a systematic review.

Publication Date: 
Nov 18, 2013

BACKGROUND: The rapid growth in the use of mobile phone applications (apps) provides the opportunity to increase access to evidence-based mental health care.