Friday, June 22, 2018

Apps: supporting long-term adherence to medication

https://www.epmmagazine.com/news/smartphone-apps-could-help-solve-medication-adherence/ In cases of chronic diseases, long-term adherence to medication can be vital for successful treatment. However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that only half of patients suffering from chronic diseases in developed countries adhere to treatment regimes. This figure is lower for developing countries. As a result there has been

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Peer support via app

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-facebook-app-opportunity-unpaid-alzheimer.html The study, "Friendsourcing Peer Support for Alzheimer's Caregivers Using Facebook Social Media," states that there is a significant opportunity to help improve caregiver stress, burden and support through online peer support interventions. The app was developed as part of an investigation of a peer support group intervention in which emotional and

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Peace of mind can’t be got from an app

http://www.mobihealthnews.com/content/study-app-mindful-meditation-had-same-effect-sham-meditation-app When stress levels are high, turning to an app for guided meditation might not be all that effective, according to a recent small study published in BMC Psychology. Researchers found no significant difference in mindfulness, dispositions or critical thinking scores when comparing a group of participants that received mindfulness meditation training

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Psychoeducation & psychotherapy depression app

http://www.imedicalapps.com/2015/08/moodtools-no-frills-comprehensive-psychoeducation-psychotherapy-depression-app/ Enter MoodTools. This no-frills free app — with optional paid premium features — provides a sizeable amount of psychoeducation on different types of depression, various treatments for depression, and what to do in situations such as suicide safety. And no-frills makes the app seem like a no-brainer. Although the interface, at

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