Preventive Health Services

Mobile Phone Health Applications for the Federal Sector.

Publication Date: 
Feb 14, 2016

PURPOSE: As the US healthcare system moves toward a mobile care model, mobile phones will play a significant role in the future of healthcare delivery.

Mobile app self-care versus in-office care for stress reduction: a cost minimization analysis.

Publication Date: 
Dec 10, 2014

We calculated the cost of providing stress reduction care with a mobile phone app (Breathe2Relax) in comparison with normal in-person care, the standard method for managing stress in military and civilian populations. We conducted a cost-minimization analysis.

Use of mobile phones as a tool for weight loss: a systematic review.

Publication Date: 
Aug 09, 2014

We conducted a systematic review of the literature on the use of mobile phones for weight loss. A total of 43 studies were identified on obese or overweight adults, aged 18 years or over. After review, ten articles met the inclusion criteria. There were 19-534 participants per study.

Use of mobile phone text messaging to deliver an individualized smoking behaviour intervention in Chinese adolescents.

Publication Date: 
Oct 28, 2013

We evaluated the effectiveness of a mobile phone text-messaging based smoking cessation intervention package among Chinese adolescent smokers. Students aged 16-19 years were recruited from six vocational high schools located in Shanghai.

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Seconds for care: evaluation of five health supervision visit topics using a new method.

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Publication Date: 
Oct 22, 2008

OBJECTIVE: To describe content and time devoted to 5 preventive health topics during health supervision visits (HSVs).

Innovation in sexually transmitted disease and HIV prevention: internet and mobile phone delivery vehicles for global diffusion.

Publication Date: 
Feb 03, 2010

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Efficacious behavioral interventions and practices have not been universally accepted, adopted, or diffused by policy makers, administrators, providers, advocates, or consumers.

SMS for disease control in developing countries: a systematic review of mobile health applications.

Publication Date: 
Jul 30, 2012

Mobile phones provide a low cost method of addressing certain health system needs in developing countries. We examined SMS-supported interventions for prevention, surveillance, management and treatment compliance of communicable and non-communicable diseases in developing countries.