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A pilot study of intensive 7-day internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder.

J Anxiety Disord 2021 Sep 2;84:102473. Epub 2021 Sep 2.

School of Psychology, University of New South Wales Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia; Black Dog Institute, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia. Electronic address:

Accessible, affordable cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) options for Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) that allow for rapid symptom improvement are needed. The present study investigated the first intensive, 7-day internet-based CBT for SAD. An open pilot trial was conducted to test the acceptability, feasibility and preliminary outcomes of the program in a sample of 16 participants (9 females, M age = 40. Read More

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September 2021

Using Acoustic Speech Patterns From Smartphones to Investigate Mood Disorders: Scoping Review.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2021 Sep 17;9(9):e24352. Epub 2021 Sep 17.

Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Background: Mood disorders are commonly underrecognized and undertreated, as diagnosis is reliant on self-reporting and clinical assessments that are often not timely. Speech characteristics of those with mood disorders differs from healthy individuals. With the wide use of smartphones, and the emergence of machine learning approaches, smartphones can be used to monitor speech patterns to help the diagnosis and monitoring of mood disorders. Read More

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September 2021

Acceptance of a Smartphone-Based Visual Field Screening Platform for Glaucoma: Pre-Post Study.

JMIR Form Res 2021 Sep 17;5(9):e26602. Epub 2021 Sep 17.

e-Media Lab, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Background: Glaucoma, the silent thief of sight, is a major cause of blindness worldwide. It is a burden for people in low-income countries, specifically countries where glaucoma-induced blindness accounts for 15% of the total incidence of blindness. More than half the people living with glaucoma in low-income countries are unaware of the disease until it progresses to an advanced stage, resulting in permanent visual impairment. Read More

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September 2021

A community-based trial of a psychosocial eHealth intervention for parents of children with cancer.

Pediatr Blood Cancer 2021 Sep 17:e29352. Epub 2021 Sep 17.

Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.

Background: The Electronic Surviving Cancer Competently Intervention Program (eSCCIP), a psychosocial eHealth intervention for parents and caregivers of children with cancer (parents), was delivered in a community-based psychosocial oncology center. Primary endpoints were intervention acceptability, feasibility, and accessibility, with a secondary exploratory focus on psychosocial outcomes.

Procedure: Oncology therapists in a psychosocial oncology center were trained in eSCCIP delivery. Read More

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September 2021

Urologic Day Case Surgery at a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital: A 5-Year Experience.

Niger J Clin Pract 2021 Sep;24(9):1380-1384

Department of Surgery, Urology Unit, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.

Background: Nowadays, the practice of day case surgery (DCS) is an attractive and appealing one with widespread acceptability because of numerous benefits.

Aim: This study aimed at presenting our experience with urologic DCS in a tertiary healthcare center.

Patients And Methods: A 5-year review of all day-case urologic surgeries at our tertiary healthcare center was carried out. Read More

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September 2021

Protocol for implementation of the 'AusPROM' recommendations for elective surgery patients: a mixed-methods cohort study.

BMJ Open 2021 Sep 16;11(9):e049937. Epub 2021 Sep 16.

Healthscope Limited, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Introduction: Incorporating patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) into usual care in hospitals can improve safety and quality. Gaps exist in electronic PROM (ePROM) implementation recommendations, including for elective surgery. The aims are to: (1) understand barriers and enablers to ePROM implementation in hospitals and develop Australian ePROM implementation recommendations (AusPROM); (2) test the feasibility and acceptability of the Quality of Recovery 15 item short-form (QoR-15) PROM for elective surgery patients applying the AusPROM and (3) establish if the QoR-15 PROM has concurrent validity with the EQ-5D-5L. Read More

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September 2021

Employing a mobile health decision aid to improve decision-making for patients with advanced prostate cancer and their decision partners/proxies: the CHAMPION randomized controlled trial study design.

Trials 2021 Sep 16;22(1):631. Epub 2021 Sep 16.

University of Virginia School of Nursing, 202 Jeanette Lancaster Way, PO Box 800782, Charlottesville, VA, 22908, USA.

Background: Metastatic prostate cancer remains a lethal malignancy that warrants novel supportive interventions for patients and their decision partners and proxies. Decision aids have been applied primarily to patients with localized disease, with minimal inclusion of patients with advanced prostate cancer and their decision partners. The use of a community patient navigator (CPN) has been shown to have a positive supportive role in health care, particularly with individuals from minority populations. Read More

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September 2021

Feasibility and effectiveness of daily temperature screening to detect COVID-19 in a prospective cohort at a large public university.

BMC Public Health 2021 Sep 16;21(1):1693. Epub 2021 Sep 16.

School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2121 Berkeley Way # 5302, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA.

Background: Many persons with active SARS-CoV-2 infection experience mild or no symptoms, presenting barriers to COVID-19 prevention. Regular temperature screening is nonetheless used in some settings, including university campuses, to reduce transmission potential. We evaluated the potential impact of this strategy using a prospective university-affiliated cohort. Read More

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September 2021

Healthcare Provider Perspectives on the Use of a Digital Behavioral Health App to Support Patients: Qualitative Study.

JMIR Form Res 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

UPMC Health Plan, U.S. Steel Tower600 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, US.

Background: Despite the growing evidence indicating the efficacy of digital interventions for behavioral health treatment, broad and consistent use of such interventions has been limited by knowledge obtained in real-world settings, including factors that impact provider uptake/referral. Engaging providers early in the implementation process offers an opportunity to explore their needs and behaviors, integrate interventions into workflows, and better understand provider setting capabilities.

Objective: To assess providers' views on the feasibility and acceptability of delivering a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)-based mobile application (app) in multiple care settings. Read More

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September 2021

Assess A Smartphone App (AICaries) that uses artificial intelligence to detect dental caries in children and provide interactive oral health education: Protocol for design and usability testing.

JMIR Res Protoc 2021 Sep 14. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, US.

Background: Early childhood caries (ECC) is the most common chronic childhood disease, with nearly 1.8 billion new cases per year globally. ECC afflicts approximately 55% of low-income and minority US preschool children, resulting in harmful short- and long-term effects on health and quality of life. Read More

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September 2021

Incorporating Yoga into a Pediatric Weight Management Program: A Pilot Study.

Child Obes 2021 Sep 16. Epub 2021 Sep 16.

Center for Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

To assess the feasibility and acceptability of yoga incorporated into a pediatric weight management program (promoting health in teens; PHIT Yoga) to racially diverse caregivers and youth and to compare this program with a cohort that received a program that did not include yoga (PHIT Kids). Thirty children with obesity were enrolled in a 12-week pediatric weight management intervention (PHIT Kids,  = 17; PHIT Yoga,  = 13). Weight, BMI z-score (BMIz), BMI percent of the 95th percentile, and health habits assessment were obtained from both cohorts pre- and post intervention. Read More

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September 2021

Acceptability and Potential Effectiveness of eHealth Tools for Training Primary Health Workers From Nigeria at Scale: Mixed Methods, Uncontrolled Before-and-After Study.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2021 Sep 16;9(9):e24182. Epub 2021 Sep 16.

Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Background: The in-service training of frontline health workers (FHWs) in primary health care facilities plays an important role in improving the standard of health care delivery. However, it is often expensive and requires FHWs to leave their posts in rural areas to attend courses in urban centers. This study reports the implementation of a digital health tool for providing video training (VTR) on maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) care to provide in-service training at scale without interrupting health services. Read More

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September 2021

Development and piloting of four decision aids for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in different media formats.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2021 Sep 16. Epub 2021 Sep 16.

Adult and Child Consortium for Outcomes Research and Delivery Science.

Objectives:  Develop and pilot implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) decision aids (DAs) for patients considering primary prevention ICDs.

Background: Using DAs for preference-sensitive decisions is an evidence-based way to improve patient-centered decisions. Reimbursement mandates have increased the need for DAs in ICD care, although none have been formally evaluated. Read More

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September 2021

Understanding barriers and facilitators to implementation of psychosocial care within orthopedic trauma centers: a qualitative study with multidisciplinary stakeholders from geographically diverse settings.

Implement Sci Commun 2021 Sep 15;2(1):102. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.

Background: Psychosocial factors are pivotal in recovery after acute orthopedic traumatic injuries. Addressing psychosocial factors is an important opportunity for preventing persistent pain and disability. We aim to identify barriers and facilitators to the implementation of psychosocial care within outpatient orthopedic trauma settings using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) and Proctor's taxonomy of implementation outcomes, and to provide implementation strategies derived from qualitative data and supplemented by the Expert Recommendations for Implementing Change. Read More

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September 2021

Constructing confidence: User perspectives on AlereLAM testing for tuberculosis.

Int J Infect Dis 2021 Sep 12. Epub 2021 Sep 12.

Department of Health, Ethics & Society, Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Background: Diagnosing tuberculosis in people living with HIV (PLHIV) is challenging due to atypical clinical and radiological presentation and higher rates of sputum negative or extrapulmonary disease. Urine LAM is a promising diagnostic biomarker to address these challenges. Yet, AlereLAM, a WHO recommended point-of-care test of this kind, remains underutilized. Read More

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September 2021

Developing a Psychological Intervention for Decreasing Bedtime Procrastination: The BED-PRO Study.

Behav Sleep Med 2021 Sep 15:1-15. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Department of Psychology, Sungshin University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Introduction: Bedtime Procrastination (BP) is defined as the behavior of going to bed later than intended, without having external reasons for doing so. Previous studies have shown that BP has a negative effect on sleep and health, emphasizing the need to develop interventions to decrease BP. This intervention development study is a proof-of-concept study for a psychological intervention designed for decreasing bedtime procrastination, namely BED-PRO. Read More

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September 2021

Implementation of a cloud-based electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) platform in patients with advanced cancer.

J Patient Rep Outcomes 2021 Sep 15;5(1):91. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, USA.

Background: Patient reported outcomes (PROs) have been associated with improved symptom management and quality of life in patients with cancer. However, the implementation of PROs in an academic clinical practice has not been thoroughly described. Here we report on the execution, feasibility and healthcare utilization outcomes of an electronic PRO (ePRO) application for cancer patients at an academic medical center. Read More

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September 2021

Assessment of the Feasibility, Acceptability, and Impact of Implementing Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention in Nampula Province, Mozambique: Protocol for a Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Study.

JMIR Res Protoc 2021 Sep 15;10(9):e27855. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

National Directorate of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Maputo, Mozambique.

Background: Malaria is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in children aged under 5 years in Mozambique. The World Health Organization recommends seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), the administration of four monthly courses of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) and amodiaquine (AQ), to children aged 3-59 months during rainy season. However, as resistance to SP is widespread in East and Southern Africa, SMC has so far only been implemented across the Sahel in West Africa. Read More

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September 2021

A Cyberbullying Media-Based Prevention Intervention for Adolescents on Instagram: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.

JMIR Ment Health 2021 Sep 15;8(9):e26029. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health, Providence, RI, United States.

Background: Between 15% and 70% of adolescents report experiencing cybervictimization. Cybervictimization is associated with multiple negative consequences, including depressed mood. Few validated, easily disseminated interventions exist to prevent cybervictimization and its consequences. Read More

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September 2021

Diagnostic accuracy and feasibility of portable sleep monitoring in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: Re-exploring the utility in the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 2021 Sep 14. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Vardhmaan Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.

Portable sleep monitoring (PSM) is a promising alternative diagnostic tool for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) especially in high burden resource limited settings. We aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy and feasibility of PSM device-based studies in patients presenting for evaluation of OSA at a tertiary care hospital in North-India. PSM studies (using a Type-III PSM device) were compared for technical reliability and diagnostic accuracy with the standard laboratory-based Type-I polysomnography (PSG). Read More

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September 2021

Feasibility and acceptability of targeted salivary cytomegalovirus screening through universal newborn hearing screening.

J Paediatr Child Health 2021 Sep 14. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

Aim: This study aimed to determine the feasibility and parental acceptability of screening for congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) through saliva polymerase chain reaction in infants who did not pass their newborn hearing screening. Additionally, the utility (i.e. Read More

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September 2021

From research to bedside: Incorporation of a CGA-based frailty index among multiple comanagement services.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

Division of Aging, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is the core tool used by geriatricians across diverse clinical settings to identify vulnerabilities and estimate physiologic reserve in older adults. In this paper, we demonstrate the iterative process at our institution to identify and develop a feasible, acceptable, and sustainable bedside CGA-based frailty index tool (FI-CGA) that not only quantifies and grades frailty but also provides a uniform way to efficiently communicate complex geriatric concepts such as reserve and vulnerability with other teams. We describe our incorporation of the FI-CGA into the electronic health record (EHR) and dissemination among clinical services. Read More

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September 2021

Protocol for a mixed method acceptability evaluation of a codesigned bundled COmmunication intervention for use in the adult ICU during the COVID-19 PandEmic: the COPE study.

BMJ Open 2021 09 13;11(9):e050347. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Introduction: Patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilation via an artificial airway experience sudden voicelessness placing them at risk for adverse outcomes and increasing provider workload. Infection control precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the use of personal protective equipment (eg, gloves, masks, etc), patient isolation, and visitor restrictions may exacerbate communication difficulty. The objective of this study is to evaluate the acceptability of a codesigned communication intervention for use in the adult intensive care unit when infection control precautions such as those used during COVID-19 are required. Read More

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September 2021

Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles for Diabetes (HEAL-D), a culturally tailored self-management education and support program for type 2 diabetes in black-British adults: a randomized controlled feasibility trial.

BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care 2021 Sep;9(1)

Department of Nutritional Sciences, King's College London, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, London, UK.

Introduction: Black-British communities are disproportionately affected by type 2 diabetes (T2D). Structured education programs are a core component of T2D healthcare but they are less successful in people from minority ethnic groups. Culturally tailored T2D education has demonstrated greater benefits than usual care. Read More

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September 2021

Effects of an e-learning programme on osteopaths' back pain attitudes: a mixed methods feasibility study.

Pilot Feasibility Stud 2021 Sep 13;7(1):174. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Research Institute Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK.

Background: The biopsychosocial model is recommended in the management of non-specific low back pain but musculoskeletal practitioners can lack skills in assessing and managing patients using a biopsychosocial framework. Educational interventions have produced equivocal results. There is a need for an alternative educational tool to support practitioners' development in the application of biopsychosocial model to manage low back pain. Read More

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September 2021

The CAMP study: feasibility and clinical correlates of standardized assessments of substance use in a youth psychiatric inpatient sample.

Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 2021 Sep 13;15(1):48. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, ON, L8S 4S4, Hamilton, Canada.

Background: To determine: (a) the feasibility and acceptability of administering a standardized electronic assessment of substance use and other mental health concerns to youth admitted to an inpatient psychiatric unit, and (b) the prevalence and clinical correlates of substance use in this sample.

Methods: The sample included 100 youth between the ages of 13 to 17 years admitted to an inpatient psychiatric unit in Ontario, Canada between September and November 2019 (78% response rate). Youth data were comprised of electronic self-reported assessments (during hospitalization and 6-months following) and chart reviews (99% consented; historical and prospective). Read More

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September 2021

Acceptability and feasibility of a mobile health application for blood pressure monitoring in rural Uganda.

JAMIA Open 2021 Jul 8;4(3):ooaa068. Epub 2021 Jan 8.

University of Virginia School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

Background: Mobile technologies to improve blood pressure control in resource-limited settings are needed. We adapted and evaluated the acceptability and feasibility of PositiveLinks, a mobile phone application for self-monitoring, social support, and engagement in care for people living with HIV, among patients with hypertension in rural Uganda.

Methods: We enrolled adults on treatment for hypertension at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital and Mbarara Municipal health center IV, southwestern Uganda. Read More

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Feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of a decision aid versus an informational website to promote clinical trial decision-making among cancer patients: A pilot randomized controlled trial.

Patient Educ Couns 2021 Sep 1. Epub 2021 Sep 1.

Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, Division of Population Science, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA; Department of Oncologic Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: To assess intervention feasibility and acceptability, and compare the effectiveness of the CHOICES Decision Aid (DA) versus the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Clinical Trials (CCT) website to improve knowledge about CCTs and preparedness to make an informed decision.

Methods: Oncology patients (n = 101) with a scheduled clinic visit were enrolled and randomized. Decision-making variables were collected at two timepoints. Read More

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September 2021

Feasibility and Acceptability of Guided Imagery to Sequentially Address Multiple Health Behaviors During Pregnancy.

J Midwifery Womens Health 2021 Sep 12. Epub 2021 Sep 12.

Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.

Introduction: Pregnancy presents health challenges related to well-being, physical activity, dietary regulation, and body image. There is evidence to support the use of guided imagery to address these concerns during pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to analyze the use and short-term outcomes of a multiple-behavior guided imagery intervention delivered through a mobile health (mHealth) application for pregnant women. Read More

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September 2021