Non-communicable diseases

The Role of Digital Health to Support the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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May 14, 2018
On September 2015, the 193 United Nations member states agreed to continue their progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), started in the year 2000.

[Progress in research of mobile health intervention].

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Oct 21, 2016

With the rapid development of mobile communication technology and the growing popularity of smartphones worldwide, mobile health has become an extension of e-Health and Tele-Health, and is of value in the research and practice of public health.

Is preference for mHealth intervention delivery platform associated with delivery platform familiarity?

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Jul 25, 2016

BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper was to ascertain whether greater familiarity with a smartphone or tablet was associated with participants' preferred mobile delivery modality for eHealth interventions.

A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of mHealth interventions against non-communicable diseases in developing countries.

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Jul 15, 2016

BACKGROUND: The reasons of deaths in developing countries are shifting from communicable diseases towards non-communicable diseases (NCDs). At the same time the number of health care interventions using mobile phones (mHealth interventions) is growing rapidly.

Potential Reach of mHealth Versus Traditional Mass Media for Prevention of Chronic Diseases: Evidence From a Nationally Representative Survey in a Middle-Income Country in Africa.

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May 21, 2016

BACKGROUND: Public radio and television announcements have a long tradition in public health education. With the global rise of computer and mobile device ownership, short message service (SMS) and email-based health services (mHealth) are promising new tools for health promotion.

Telemedicine in Oncology.

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Jan 23, 2016

For patients who have difficulty traveling to a clinic or doctor's office because of living in a remote location or lack of transportation, increasing opportunities exist to access health care remotely.

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.

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