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How to Systematically Assess Serious Games Applied to Health Care

Maurits Graafland, Mary Dankbaar, Agali Mert, Joep Lagro, Laura De Wit-Zuurendonk, Stephanie Schuit, Alma Schaafstal, Marlies Schijven
2014 JMIR Serious Games  
This is caused by a lack of supporting evidence on validity of individual games, as well as a lack of publicly available information.  ...  This article provides the first consensus-based framework for the assessment of specific medical serious games.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors received funding from the Patient safety project (grant ref PID 101060), of the Pieken in de Delta-program by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation  ... 
doi:10.2196/games.3825 pmid:25654163 pmcid:PMC4307812 fatcat:6skwwumwpnhdvc5pjeffjoeu6i

Personalized support for well-being at work: an overview of the SWELL project

Wessel Kraaij, Suzan Verberne, Saskia Koldijk, Elsbeth de Korte, Saskia van Dantzig, Maya Sappelli, Muhammad Shoaib, Steven Bosems, Reinoud Achterkamp, Alberto Bonomi, John Schavemaker, Bob Hulsebosch (+4 others)
2019 User modeling and user-adapted interaction  
This paper reflects on the lessons learned in the SWELL project that addressed the design of user-centered ICT applications for self-management of vitality in the domain of knowledge workers.  ...  We present the sense-reason-act framework that is the basis of the SWELL approach and we provide an overview of the individual studies carried out in SWELL.  ...  Acknowledgements This publication was supported by the Dutch national program COMMIT (project P7 SWELL).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11257-019-09238-3 fatcat:7fcyev3bevgonpwhu3vbe7pura

Human Factors and Requirements of People with Cognitive Impairment, Their Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals for mHealth Apps Including Reminders, Games, and Geolocation Tracking: A Survey-Questionnaire Study

Ioulietta Lazarou, Thanos G. Stavropoulos, Lampros Mpaltadoros, Spiros Nikolopoulos, George Koumanakos, Magda Tsolaki, Ioannis (Yiannis) Kompatsiaris
2021 Journal of Alzheimer s Disease Reports  
On the other hand, patients are concerned about their privacy, but are still willing to use a geolocation app for cases of emergency.  ...  Conclusion: This research contributes to mHealth app design and potential adoption.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research has received funding by the Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH-CREATE-INNOVATE  ... 
doi:10.3233/adr-201001 fatcat:7zgclrh5kfhxzdi2fmsd2u62fe

COGNITION IN CONTEXT: UNDERSTANDING THE EVERYDAY PREDICTORS OF COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE IN A NEW ERA OF MEASUREMENT (Preprint)

Emma Weizenbaum, John Torous, Daniel Fulford
2019 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
Although this research has shed light on the question of what gives rise to real-life variability in cognitive function (eg, affect and activity), many of the studies were limited by traditional methods  ...  On the basis of the literature reviewed, mobile assessment of cognition shows high levels of feasibility and validity and could be a useful method for capturing individual cognitive variability in real-world  ...  New work is being done to develop a smartphone app designed to improve clinical care based on patients' and clinicians', in addition to researchers', needs.  ... 
doi:10.2196/14328 pmid:32706680 fatcat:3s5re3djm5emtgdiipp4xieoxm

Supervised digital neuropsychological tests for cognitive decline in elderly: usability and clinical validity (Preprint)

Francesca Lunardini, Matteo Luperto, Marta Romeo, Nicola Basilico, Katia Daniele, Domenico Azzolino, Sarah Damanti, Carlo Abbate, Daniela Mari, Matteo Cesari, N Alberto Borghese, Simona Ferrante
2020 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
The system consists of a web app that implements a tablet-based version of the tests and consists of an innovative vocal assistant that acts as the virtual supervisor for the execution of the test.  ...  With the ultimate goal of providing a monitoring tool that could be used to support the screening for cognitive decline, this study aims to develop a supervised, digitized version of 2 neuropsychological  ...  For the TMT, as soon as the user fails to connect targets in the right order, an error is detected by the tablet app, and an error message is shown on the tablet screen.  ... 
doi:10.2196/17963 pmid:32955442 fatcat:j4njtyyxafhctchipf42d3fxoq

Use of a Mobile Health (mHealth) Platform for Remote Assessment of Suicidal Ideation, Depression, and Anxiety: A Longitudinal Retrospective Study

Adam Pardes, William Lynch, Matthew Miclette, Ellen McGeoch, Brian P Daly
2021 Innovations in Digital Health Diagnostics and Biomarkers  
Methods This study was an observational retrospective review of deidentified patient data, including symptoms of suicidal ideation, depression, and anxiety as measured by the Patient Health Questionnaire  ...  -9 (PHQ-9) or Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7 (GAD-7) scale, which were administered to and completed by patients on a smartphone or desktop application.  ...  Acknowledgment We acknowledge the support of VT4 (Philadelphia, PA), an independent consulting firm, for providing statistical analysis and review of the data and the manuscript in exchange for consulting  ... 
doi:10.36401/iddb-21-03 fatcat:6ooq6odgxvhnbnq5kciuqooyom

Application of Smartphone Technologies in Disease Monitoring: A Systematic Review

Jeban Chandir Moses, Sasan Adibi, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful, Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Lemai Nguyen
2021 Healthcare  
Results showed that app-based weight management programs had a significant effect on healthy eating and physical activity (p = 0.002), eating behaviours (p < 0.001) and dietary intake pattern (p < 0.001  ...  for chronic patients.  ...  Since this review is based on peerreviewed studies for which primary investigators obtained informed consent, ethics approval was unnecessary [35] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/healthcare9070889 fatcat:nsxjpda5eze4lp5wwb2ojiljki

Mobile technologies to promote independence and well-being of older adults with dementia through the lens of personhood and human needs: a scoping review (Preprint)

Bon Mi Koo, Lisa M. Vizer
2019 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the current research on mobile technologies for people with dementia, considering the current research through the lens of personhood and human needs  ...  This growth leads to a strain on their caregivers and our health care system and to an increased attention on mitigating strain by using mobile technology to sustain the independence of people with dementia  ...  The GoTalk NOW app [33] is a personalized communication book created by people with dementia and a trained specialist based on the person's personal interests and activities, communication difficulties  ... 
doi:10.2196/15122 pmid:31710305 pmcid:PMC6878101 fatcat:til44hvn3zbwjjfx6x3evt5on4

Exploring the Effects of a Brief Biofeedback Breathing Session Delivered Through the BioBase App in Facilitating Employee Stress Recovery: Randomized Experimental Study

Olga Chelidoni, David Plans, Sonia Ponzo, Davide Morelli, Mark Cropley
2020 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
These findings contribute to the mobile health literature on the beneficial effects of brief app-based breathing interventions on employees' cardiovascular health.  ...  This study aims to assess the effectiveness of a brief app-based breathing intervention (BioBase) in enhancing physiological recovery among employees who were induced to cognitive and emotional stress.  ...  Design This study was a randomized laboratory-based experiment that examined HRV changes following stress exposure.  ... 
doi:10.2196/19412 pmid:33055072 pmcid:PMC7596654 fatcat:bcggti7wereqti7fvj4wvmkdta

Symbol Digit Modalities Test Variant in a Smartphone App for Persons With Multiple Sclerosis: Validation Study

Pim van Oirschot, Marco Heerings, Karine Wendrich, Bram den Teuling, Marijn B Martens, Peter J Jongen
2020 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
We implemented a variant of the SDMT in MS sherpa, a smartphone app for persons with MS.  ...  An ICC of 0.838 was found for the construct validity of the sSDMT in the combined analysis of persons with MS and HC subjects.  ...  We thank the anonymous referees for valuable comments.  ... 
doi:10.2196/18160 pmid:33016886 fatcat:olsiyawedfhl3cylrzddchoqdq

Current, future and potential use of mobile and wearable technologies and social media data in the ABCD study to increase understanding of contributors to child health

K.S. Bagot, S.A. Matthews, M. Mason, Lindsay M. Squeglia, J. Fowler, K. Gray, M. Herting, A. May, I. Colrain, J. Godino, S. Tapert, S. Brown (+1 others)
2018 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience  
Incorporating these technologies into the ABCD study will allow for interdisciplinary research on the effects of place, social interactions, environment, and substance use on health and developmental outcomes  ...  In the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, there is great potential for harnessing the acceptability, accessibility, and functionality of mobile and social technologies for in-vivo data  ...  Privacy and ethical issues related to mHealth Data derived from, and activities inferred by, mhealth and related technologies raise several important ethical issues for researchers.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2018.03.008 pmid:29636283 pmcid:PMC6447367 fatcat:lblxpsv3hbgk3brkaumuwkbo4u

Evidence for the Effectiveness and Acceptability of e-SBI or e-SBIRT in the Management of Alcohol and Illicit Substance Use in Pregnant and Post-partum Women

Trecia A Wouldes, Andi Crawford, Suzanne Stevens, Karolina Stasiak
2021 Frontiers in Psychiatry  
Evidence for mHealth apps to provide health care for pregnant and post-partum women reveal the usability and effectiveness of these apps to reduce gestational weight gain, improve nutrition, promote smoking  ...  Emerging evidence suggests mHealth technology using a public health approach of electronic screening, brief intervention, or referral to treatment (e-SBIRT) for substance use or abuse can overcome the  ...  Also, if we want the uptake of mHealth apps by our target audience then co-design of these apps that address the culture, ethnicity and unique needs of the target audience are required (142) .  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2021.634805 pmid:34025470 pmcid:PMC8131659 fatcat:vm4m6zqtwjhinnxx4ehtnwpzvu

Mobile Technology for Cognitive Assessment of Older Adults: A Scoping Review

Bon Mi Koo, Lisa M Vizer
2019 Innovation in aging  
In an effort to improve outcomes, many have called for facilitating early detection of cognitive decline.  ...  Increased use of mobile technology by older adults provides the opportunity to deliver convenient, cost-effective assessments for earlier detection of cognitive impairment.  ...  Acknowledgment We are grateful to Sarah Towner Wright, Clinical librarian of the UNC Health Sciences Library, for her expertise in formulating our search strategy.  ... 
doi:10.1093/geroni/igy038 pmid:30619948 pmcid:PMC6312550 fatcat:y2ut7tqynfffvcikxml23i7lle

Aging in the Digital Age: Using Technology to Increase the Reach of the Clinician Expert and Close the Gap Between Health Span and Life Span

Joyce Gomes-Osman, Javier Solana-Sánchéz, Emily Rogers, Gabriele Cattaneo, William Souillard-Mandar, David Bates, Enrique J. Gomez, Josep M. Tormos-Muñoz, David Bartrés-Faz, Álvaro Pascual-Leone
2021 Frontiers in Digital Health  
intervention coaching app, a mobile-based platform that provides lifestyle coaching support in domains related to brain health.  ...  Age-related cognitive impairment (ARCI) has a profound impact on individuals, families, health care systems, and societies at large.  ...  The funder was not involved in the study design, collection, analysis, interpretation of data, the writing of this article or the decision to submit it for publication.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fdgth.2021.755008 pmid:34870269 pmcid:PMC8639502 fatcat:aalh7eaxfbhx5g4tovaxg4kfhy

Development of an mHealth Intervention (iSTEP) to Promote Physical Activity among People Living with HIV

Jessica L. Montoya, David Wing, Adam Knight, David J. Moore, Brook L. Henry
2015 Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care  
This article describes an initial qualitative study performed to develop iSTEP for the HIV-positive population, including assessment of PA barriers and facilitators.  ...  Participants provided feedback on strategies to increase PA and expressed positive support for a mobile intervention adapted to personal priorities.  ...  Acknowledgments Funding The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: supported by NIMH grants R21 MH100968, R01  ... 
doi:10.1177/2325957415601505 pmid:26307212 pmcid:PMC4654667 fatcat:2gkpxppcpvcrfjupizzmrkxpfm
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