Medicine 2.0'12 (Boston, USA)
Mapping M-Health: a Decade of Evolution
Background: In the last decade mobile health is constantly expanding as part of e-Health. Mobile applications for health can target heterogeneous audiences and address specific needs in different situations, with diverse outcomes, and by complementing highly developed healthcare technologies. The market is constantly evolving, making countless new mobile technologies potentially available to the healthcare system. Yet, research on the applications of these technologies is still scarce. Ob...
Medicine 2.0'14 Europe (Malaga, Spain)
Are We Fully Exploiting the Potential of Mobile Devices? Addressing social isolation through mHealth
Background: The complex interaction between behavioral and psychosocial factors in explaining health disparities has been widely documented in the literature. Among the psychosocial factors, social isolation constitutes nowadays one of the biggest issues of the industrialized world, and is recognized as a major risk factor for a wide range of negative health outcomes, being compared even with cigarette smoking. Increasing levels of social isolation are the result of both societal and individu...
Helping Patients and Their Doctors to Systematically Collaborate - Supporting Diabetes Patients` Self-Management Activities by an Online Tool
Background: The word “Empowerment“ has recently become one of the most important buzzwords in healthcare services. A empowered patient is considered to be actively involved in his disease management and eventually becomes a better self-manager. Therefore this concept has become particularly relevant for patients suffering from chronic diseases, since empowerment has the potential to facilitate their disease management which eventually will lead to better health outcomes. Objective: F...
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JMIR mHealth and uHealth
Evaluation of a Mobile Phone–Based Intervention to Increase Parents’ Knowledge About the Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination and Their Psychological Empowerment: Mixed-Method Approach
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Mapping mHealth Research: A Decade of Evolution
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