Attended Medicine 2.0'14 Europe (Malaga, Spain)
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)
Validation of an Italian Version of the EHealth Literacy Scale (I-EHEALS)
Background eHealth Literacy has been defined as “the ability to seek, find, understand, and appraise health information from electronic sources and apply the knowledge gained to addressing or solving a health problem”. The eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) has been developed in order to specifically address and measure people’s ability to find, evaluate and use of health information in online settings. The 8 items of the scale measure consumers’ combined knowledge, comfort, and percei...
Assessing the Credibility of Health Information on the Web: Does Health Literacy Play a Role?
Background Consumer online health information seeking has dramatically increased in the last two decades. The quality of online health information, however, is still questionable, making the trustworthiness of online health information a “hot topic” in both research and medical practice. Guidelines and quality criteria for online health information have been developed, but surprisingly little attention has been paid to how consumers, in particular people with low health literacy, evalua...
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...
Full Paper Publications
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Mapping mHealth Research: A Decade of Evolution
Low Health Literacy and Evaluation of Online Health Information: A Systematic Review of the Literature
A Psychometric Analysis of the Italian Version of the eHealth Literacy Scale Using Item Response and Classical Test Theory Methods
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