Addressing individual beliefs and practices

Barriers at the individual level

Analyzing recommender systems for health promotion using a multidisciplinary taxonomy: A scoping review

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May 14, 2018
Recommender systems are information retrieval systems that provide users with relevant items (e.g., through messages). Despite their extensive use in the e-commerce and leisure domains, their application in healthcare is still in its infancy.

Implementation of CycleTel Family Advice: an SMS-based service to provide family planning and fertility awareness information in India

Background: CycleTel Family Advice (CFA), an SMS-based service designed to improve knowledge of fertility and family planning (FP), was delivered to over 100,000 people in India from April to August 2015. The goal of CFA was to increase knowledge on a range of reproductive health topics, e.g., the menstrual cycle, fertility, and FP, and to increase positive perceptions and use of FP.
N Ashcroft, H Garg, VH Jennings
http://mhealth.amegroups.com/article/view/14966/15110
22 May 2017

Get+Connected: Development and Pilot Testing of an Intervention to Improve Computer and Internet Attitudes and Internet Use Among Women Living With HIV.

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Apr 01, 2017

BACKGROUND: For persons living with chronic medical conditions, the Internet can be a powerful tool for health promotion, and allow for immediate access to medical information and social support.

Usability and Acceptability of a Mobile Comprehensive HIV Prevention App for Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Pilot Study.

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Mar 10, 2017

BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are the group most impacted by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic and the only subgroup in the United States among which new HIV diagnoses are not decreasing.

U.S. Minority Homeless Youth's Access to and Use of Mobile Phones: Implications for mHealth Intervention Design.

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Jul 01, 2016

Few interventions for homeless youth have leveraged the potential of mHealth technologies, in part because of the limited data on phone behaviors, perceptions, and intervention preferences among youth experiencing homelessness.

Sustainable Cost Models for mHealth at Scale: Modeling Program Data from m4RH Tanzania.

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Jan 30, 2016

BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that mobile phone health interventions ("mHealth") can improve health behaviors and outcomes and are critically important in low-resource, low-access settings.

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.

Preferences of Young Adults With First-Episode Psychosis for Receiving Specialized Mental Health Services Using Technology: A Survey Study.

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Nov 06, 2015

BACKGROUND: Despite the potential and interest of using technology for delivering specialized psychiatric services to young adults, surprisingly limited attention has been paid to systematically assess their perspectives in this regard.

Crafting Appealing Text Messages to Encourage Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Completion: A Qualitative Study.

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Nov 05, 2015

BACKGROUND: mHealth interventions that incorporate text messages have great potential to increase receipt of preventive health services such as colorectal cancer screening.

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