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eHealth/ telehealth/ mobile health systems

This section aims to publish manuscripts that investigate the development, applicability and evaluation of web- and mobile-based medical information systems and interventions. This section also considers studies on the design and evaluation of medical record platforms and telemedicine tools in different development contexts.

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  1. Numerous hospitals and organizations have recently endeavored to study the effects of real-time location systems. However, their experiences of system adoption or pilot testing via implementation were not shar...

    Authors: Sooyoung Yoo, Seok Kim, Eunhye Kim, Eunja Jung, Kee-Hyuck Lee and Hee Hwang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:80

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Traumatic injury is a serious global health burden, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where medical care often lacks resources and expertise. In these contexts, diagnostic telemedicine could pro...

    Authors: Iona Crumley, Lisa Blom, Lucie Laflamme and Helle Mölsted Alvesson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:71

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been utilised globally for advancing social and economic development. As information becomes key to enlightening development initiatives, the role of mobi...

    Authors: Joseph Thobias and Achilles Kiwanuka

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:45

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Brain in Hand is a smartphone application (app) that allows users to create structured diaries with problems and solutions, attach reminders, record task completion and has a symptom monitoring system. Brain i...

    Authors: Jade Kettlewell, Julie Phillips, Kate Radford and Roshan dasNair

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:33

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The aim of this study was the development and evaluation of an algorithm-based diagnosis-tool, applicable on mobile phones, to support guardians in providing appropriate care to sick children.

    Authors: Konstantin H. Franke, Ralf Krumkamp, Aliyu Mohammed, Nimako Sarpong, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Johanna Brinkel, Julius N. Fobil, Axel Bonacic Marinovic, Philip Asihene, Mark Boots, Jürgen May and Benno Kreuels

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:23

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Mobile health (mHealth) has continuously been used as a method in behavioral research to improve self-management in patients with chronic diseases. However, the evidence of its effectiveness in chronic disease...

    Authors: Jung-Ah Lee, Mona Choi, Sang A Lee and Natalie Jiang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:12

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The challenges of assessing alcohol consumption can be greater in Indigenous communities where there may be culturally distinct approaches to communication, sharing of drinking containers and episodic patterns...

    Authors: KS Kylie Lee, Scott Wilson, Jimmy Perry, Robin Room, Sarah Callinan, Robert Assan, Noel Hayman, Tanya Chikritzhs, Dennis Gray, Edward Wilkes, Peter Jack and Katherine M. Conigrave

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:8

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:26

  8. The chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide critical problem, especially in developing countries. CKD patients usually begin their treatment in advanced stages, which requires dialysis and kidney transplan...

    Authors: Alvaro Sobrinho, Leandro Dias da Silva, Angelo Perkusich, Maria Eliete Pinheiro and Paulo Cunha

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:7

    Content type: Research article

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  9. In Bangladesh, similar to its other South Asian counterparts, shortage of health workers along with inadequate infrastructure constitute some of the major obstacles for the equitable provision of reproductive ...

    Authors: Ghose Bishwajit, Md. Rakibul Hoque and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:182

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Telemedicine is changing traditional nursing care, and entails nurses performing advanced and complex care within a new clinical environment, and monitoring patients at a distance. Telemedicine practice requir...

    Authors: Tina Lien Barken, Elin Thygesen and Ulrika Söderhamn

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:181

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Norway has a long history of using telemedicine, especially for geographical reasons. Despite the availability of promising telemedicine applications and the implementation of national initiatives and policies...

    Authors: H. Alami, M. P. Gagnon, R. Wootton, J. P. Fortin and P. Zanaboni

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:180

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Commonly used methods to assess cognition, such as direct observation, self-report, or neuropsychological testing, have significant limitations. Therefore, a novel tablet computer-based video simulation was cr...

    Authors: Edward H. Ip, Ryan Barnard, Sarah A. Marshall, Lingyi Lu, Kaycee Sink, Valerie Wilson, Dana Chamberlain and Stephen R. Rapp

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:161

    Content type: Software

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  13. Despite the introduction of the Millennium Development Goal to reduce maternal deaths from 400 to 100 per 100,000 live births, the proportion of maternal deaths is still much higher in most developing countrie...

    Authors: Pedro Pagalday-Olivares, Bengt Arne Sjöqvist, Jessy Adjordor-van de Beek, Samuel Abudey, Ants R. Silberberg and Ruben Buendia

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:156

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The purpose of this study is to assess the Business-to-Consumer (B2C) model for telemonitoring patients with Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) by analysing the value it creates, both for organizations or ventures th...

    Authors: Andrija S. Grustam, Hubertus J. M. Vrijhoef, Ron Koymans, Philipp Hukal and Johan L. Severens

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:145

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Apps targeted at health and wellbeing sit in a rapidly growing industry associated with widespread optimism about their potential to deliver accessible and cost-effective healthcare. App developers might not b...

    Authors: Lisa Parker, Tanya Karliychuk, Donna Gillies, Barbara Mintzes, Melissa Raven and Quinn Grundy

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:141

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders use the Internet for general and health-related purposes. Their ability to find, understand, and apply the health information they acquire online in order to m...

    Authors: Christina Athanasopoulou, Maritta Välimäki, Katerina Koutra, Eliisa Löttyniemi, Antonios Bertsias, Maria Basta, Alexandros N. Vgontzas and Christos Lionis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:136

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The internet is an increasingly relevant source of health information. We aimed to assess the quality of German dentists’ websites on periodontitis, hypothesizing that it was significantly associated with a nu...

    Authors: Falk Schwendicke, Jörg Stange, Claudia Stange and Christian Graetz

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:114

    Content type: Research article

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  18. A Personal Health Record (PHR) is an online application that allows patients to access, manage, and share their health data. PHRs not only enhance shared decision making with healthcare providers, but also ena...

    Authors: Gyuri Kim, Ji Cheol Bae, Byoung Kee Yi, Kyu Yeon Hur, Dong Kyung Chang, Moon-Kyu Lee, Jae Hyeon Kim and Sang-Man Jin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:109

    Content type: Study protocol

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:169

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:169

  19. Mobile phone-based technology has been used in improving the delivery of healthcare services in many countries. However, data on the effects of this technology on improving primary healthcare services in resou...

    Authors: Jasim Uddin, Tuhin Biswas, Gourab Adhikary, Wazed Ali, Nurul Alam, Rajesh Palit, Nizam Uddin, Aftab Uddin, Fatema Khatun and Abbas Bhuiya

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:101

    Content type: Study protocol

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  20. Technology has significantly changed the way health organizations operate. However, the role it plays in healthcare systems remains unclear. This aim of this study was to evaluate the opinion of physicians reg...

    Authors: Maria Dolors Ruiz Morilla, Mireia Sans, Albert Casasa and Nuria Giménez

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:92

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Numerous mobile applications have been developed to support diabetes-self-management. However, the majority of these applications lack a theoretical foundation and the involvement of people with diabetes durin...

    Authors: Mira Petersen and Nana F. Hempler

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:91

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:133

  22. Health information technology (HIT) may be used to improve care for increasing numbers of older people with long term conditions (LTCs) who make high demands on health and social care services. Despite its pot...

    Authors: Jo B. Middlemass, Jolien Vos and A. Niroshan Siriwardena

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:89

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Recent telehealth studies have demonstrated minor impact on patients affected by long-term conditions. The use of technology does not guarantee the compliance required for sustained collection of high-quality ...

    Authors: Carmelo Velardo, Syed Ahmar Shah, Oliver Gibson, Gari Clifford, Carl Heneghan, Heather Rutter, Andrew Farmer and Lionel Tarassenko

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:19

    Content type: Research article

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  24. In randomized controlled trials, short message service (SMS) programs have improved adherence to HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART). In response, the World Health Organization recommended use of SMS programs to ...

    Authors: Nathan Georgette, Mark J. Siedner, Carter R. Petty, Brian C. Zanoni, Stephen Carpenter and Jessica E. Haberer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:18

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Home telemonitoring (HTM) of chronic heart failure (HF) promises to improve care by timely indications when a patient’s condition is worsening. Simple rules of sudden weight change have been demonstrated to ge...

    Authors: Illapha Cuba Gyllensten, Amanda Crundall-Goode, Ronald M. Aarts and Kevin M. Goode

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:11

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The market for Connected Health Devices (CHD) with healthcare applications is growing fast and should be worth several billion euros in turnover in the coming years. Their development will completely transform...

    Authors: Francois-André Allaert, Noël-Jean Mazen, Louis Legrand and Catherine Quantin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:10

    Content type: Debate

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  27. In order to achieve successful implementation an intervention needs to be acceptable and feasible to its users and must overcome barriers to behaviour change. The Person-Based Approach can help intervention de...

    Authors: Katherine Bradbury, Katherine Morton, Rebecca Band, Carl May, Richard McManus, Paul Little and Lucy Yardley

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:5

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Health care service is a high-credence service and patients may face difficulties ascertaining service quality in order to make choices about their available treatment options. Online health communities (OHCs)...

    Authors: Naiji Lu and Hong Wu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:151

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Technological support using e-health mobile applications (m-health) is a promising strategy to improve the adherence to healthy lifestyles in breast cancer survivors (excess in energy intake or low physical ac...

    Authors: Mario Lozano-Lozano, Lydia Martín-Martín, Noelia Galiano-Castillo, Francisco Álvarez-Salvago, Irene Cantarero-Villanueva, Carolina Fernández-Lao, Carmen Sánchez-Salado and Manuel Arroyo-Morales

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:150

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Mobile technology to support community health has surged in popularity, yet few studies have systematically examined usability of mobile platforms for this setting.

    Authors: Jayant V. Rajan, Juliana Moura, Gato Gourley, Karina Kiso, Alexandre Sizilio, Ana Maria Cortez, Lee W. Riley, Maria Amelia Veras and Urmimala Sarkar

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:146

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Management of diabetes through improved glycemic control and risk factor modification can help prevent long-term complications. Much diabetes management is self-management, in which healthcare providers play a...

    Authors: Laura Desveaux, Payal Agarwal, Jay Shaw, Jennifer M. Hensel, Geetha Mukerji, Nike Onabajo, Husayn Marani, Trevor Jamieson, Onil Bhattacharyya, Danielle Martin, Muhammad Mamdani, Lianne Jeffs, Walter P. Wodchis, Noah M. Ivers and R. Sacha Bhatia

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:144

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes, suboptimal metabolic control persists. Patient education in diabetes has been proved to enhance self-efficacy and guideline-driven treatment, how...

    Authors: I. Odnoletkova, H. Buysse, F. Nobels, G. Goderis, B. Aertgeerts, L. Annemans and D. Ramaekers

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:142

    Content type: Research article

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  33. As a result of digitalization, data is available about almost every aspect of our lives. Personal data collected by individuals themselves or stored by organizations interacting with people is known as a digit...

    Authors: Marja Harjumaa, Saila Saraniemi, Saara Pekkarinen, Minna Lappi, Heidi Similä and Minna Isomursu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:139

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Telehealth technologies, which enable delivery of healthcare services at distance, offer promise for responding to the challenges created by an ageing population. However, successful implementation of teleheal...

    Authors: Wendy Shulver, Maggie Killington and Maria Crotty

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:131

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Computer adaptive testing (CAT) of the activities of daily living (ADL) functions is required (i) to reveal the advantages of using an efficient and accurate estimation method, (ii) to determine the cutpoint f...

    Authors: Tsair-Wei Chien and Weir-Sen Lin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:130

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Obesity disproportionately affects Latina women, but few targeted, technology-assisted interventions that incorporate tailored health information exist for this population. The Veterans Health Administration (...

    Authors: Hector R. Perez, Michael W. Nick, Katrina F. Mateo, Allison Squires, Scott E. Sherman, Adina Kalet and Melanie Jay

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:128

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Millions of Americans need but don’t receive treatment for substance use, and evidence suggests that addiction-focused interventions on smart phones could support their recovery. There is little research on im...

    Authors: Marie-Louise Mares, David H. Gustafson, Joseph E. Glass, Andrew Quanbeck, Helene McDowell, Fiona McTavish, Amy K. Atwood, Lisa A. Marsch, Chantelle Thomas, Dhavan Shah, Randall Brown, Andrew Isham, Mary Jane Nealon and Victoria Ward

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:126

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Hospital-based patient portals have the potential to better inform and engage patients in their care. We sought to assess patients’ and healthcare providers’ perceptions of a hospital-based portal and identify...

    Authors: Kevin J. O’Leary, Rashmi K. Sharma, Audrey Killarney, Lyndsey S. O’Hara, Mary E. Lohman, Eckford Culver, David M. Liebovitz and Kenzie A. Cameron

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:123

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  39. Numerous types of digital health interventions (DHIs) are available to patients and the public but many factors affect their ability to engage and enrol in them. This systematic review aims to identify and syn...

    Authors: Siobhan O’Connor, Peter Hanlon, Catherine A. O’Donnell, Sonia Garcia, Julie Glanville and Frances S. Mair

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:120

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Modern flexible multiple daily injection (MDI) therapy requires people with diabetes to manage complex mathematical calculations to determine insulin doses on a day to day basis. Automated bolus calculators as...

    Authors: Brigid A. Knight, H. David McIntyre, Ingrid J. Hickman and Marina Noud

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:119

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  41. The Internet is valuable for those with limited access to health care services because of its low cost and wealth of information. Our objectives were to investigate how the Internet is used to obtain health-re...

    Authors: Susan L. Perez, Richard L. Kravitz, Robert A. Bell, Man Shan Chan and Debora A. Paterniti

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:107

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Web-based interventions for smoking cessation available in Portuguese do not adhere to evidence-based treatment guidelines. Besides, all existing web-based interventions are built on proprietary platforms that...

    Authors: H. P. Gomide, H. S. Bernardino, K. Richter, L. F. Martins and T. M. Ronzani

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:103

    Content type: Software

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  43. Despite considerable international eHealth impetus, there is no guidance on the development of online clinical care pathways. Advances in diagnostics now enable self-testing with home diagnosis, to which compr...

    Authors: Jo Gibbs, Lorna J. Sutcliffe, Voula Gkatzidou, Kate Hone, Richard E. Ashcroft, Emma M. Harding-Esch, Catherine M. Lowndes, S. Tariq Sadiq, Pam Sonnenberg and Claudia S. Estcourt

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:98

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can slow or reverse the progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, uptake of community-based CR is very low. E-cardiology, e-health and technology solutions for physical ...

    Authors: Roselien Buys, Jomme Claes, Deirdre Walsh, Nils Cornelis, Kieran Moran, Werner Budts, Catherine Woods and Véronique A. Cornelissen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:95

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  45. The study investigated the feasibility of conducting a future Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) of a mobile health (mHealth) intervention for weight loss and HbA1c reduction in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM).

    Authors: Claire L. Bentley, Olubukola Otesile, Ruth Bacigalupo, Jackie Elliott, Hayley Noble, Mark S. Hawley, Elizabeth A. Williams and Peter Cudd

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:92

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  46. Improving retention in prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV programs is critical to optimize maternal and infant health outcomes, especially now that lifelong treatment is immediate regard...

    Authors: Patricia Opondo Awiti, Alessandra Grotta, Mia van der Kop, John Dusabe, Anna Thorson, Jonathan Mwangi, Rino Belloco, Richard Lester, Laura Ternent, Edwin Were and Anna Mia Ekström

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:86

    Content type: Study protocol

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  47. Mobile phone technology is utilized for better delivery of health services worldwide. In low-and-middle income countries mobile phones are now ubiquitous. Thus leveraging mHealth applications in health sector ...

    Authors: Ramkrishnan Balakrishnan, Vijayaprasad Gopichandran, Sharadprakash Chaturvedi, Rahul Chatterjee, Tanmay Mahapatra and Indrajit Chaudhuri

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:84

    Content type: Research article

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  48. A growing body of literature affirms the usefulness of mobile technologies, including mobile applications (apps), in the primary prevention field. The quality of health apps, which today number in the thousand...

    Authors: Alexander Domnich, Lucia Arata, Daniela Amicizia, Alessio Signori, Bernard Patrick, Stoyan Stoyanov, Leanne Hides, Roberto Gasparini and Donatella Panatto

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:83

    Content type: Research article

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