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A Community-Engaged Approach to Developing an mHealth HIV/STI and Drug Abuse Preventive Intervention for Primary Care: A Qualitative Study.

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Dec 19, 2015

BACKGROUND: Despite ongoing prevention efforts, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (HIV/STIs) and drug use remain public health concerns. Urban adolescents, many of whom are underserved and racial minorities, are disproportionately affected.

Learning the ABCs of pregnancy and newborn care through mobile technology.

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Dec 17, 2015

BACKGROUND: The diffusion of mobile phones in low- and middle-income countries has taken place faster than any other infrastructural development.

Formative research for mhealth HIV adherence: the iHAART app.

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Dec 08, 2015

Qualitative research was conducted to adapt and develop an mHealth app for HIV patients with histories of substance abuse. The app provides reactive, visual representations of adherence rates, viral load and CD4 counts. Two sets of focus groups were conducted with 22 participants.

Potential for the use of mHealth in the management of cardiovascular disease in Kerala: a qualitative study.

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Nov 20, 2015

OBJECTIVES: To assess the potential for using mHealth in cardiovascular disease (CVD) management in Kerala by exploring: (1) experiences and challenges of current CVD management; (2) current mobile phone use; (3) expectations of and barriers to mobile phone use in CVD management.

Ethnic differences in diabetes prevalence and ICT use.

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Nov 12, 2015

BACKGROUND: Uptake of information and communication technology (ICT) by individuals with diabetes can assist nursing care delivery, and improve patient outcomes. However, it is unclear how such uptake relates to ethnic differences in diabetes risk.

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Feasibility of "CopeSmart": A Telemental Health App for Adolescents.

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Nov 10, 2015

BACKGROUND: Early intervention is important in order to improve mental health outcomes for young people. Given the recent rise in mobile phone ownership among adolescents, an innovative means of delivering such intervention is through the use of mobile phone applications (apps).

Mental Health Mobile Apps: From Infusion to Diffusion in the Mental Health Social System.

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Nov 06, 2015

The roles of mental health educators and professionals in the diffusion of mental health mobile apps are addressed in this viewpoint article. Mental health mobile apps are emerging technologies that fit under the broad heading of mobile health (mHealth).

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