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Cancer-Related Internet Use and Its Association With Patient Decision Making and Trust in Physicians Among Patients in an Early Drug Development Clinic: A Questionnaire-Based Cross-Sectional Observational Study

Background: The role of cancer-related internet use on the patient-physician relationship has not been adequately explored among patients who are cancer-related internet users (CIUs) in early-phase clinical trial clinics. Objective: We examined the association between cancer-related internet use and the patient-physician relationship and decision making among CIUs in an early drug development clinic. Methods: Of 291 Phase I clinic patients who completed a questionnaire on internet use, 179 were ...
Tags: Health, US, National Cancer Institute NCI, NCI, Mann Whitney, Wilcoxon


An Electronic Patient-Reported Outcome Tool for the FACT-B (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast) Questionnaire for Measuring the Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Breast Cancer: Reliability Study

Background: The most frequent malignant disease in women is breast cancer. In the metastatic setting, quality of life is the primary therapeutic goal, and systematic treatment has only a limited effect on survival rates; therefore, the concept of the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and measurement of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are gaining more and more importance in the therapy setting of diseases such as breast cancer. One of the frequently used questionnaires for measuring the HRQ...
Tags: Health, Kendall, Spearman, Wilcoxon


Spatial Distribution of Partner-Seeking Men Who Have Sex With Men Using Geosocial Networking Apps: Epidemiologic Study

Background: Geosocial networking apps have made sexual partner-seeking easier for men who have sex with men, raising both challenges and opportunities for human immunodeficiency virus and sexually transmitted infection prevention and research. Most studies on men who have sex with men geosocial networking app use have been conducted in large urban areas, despite research indicating similar patterns of online- and app-based sex-seeking among men who have sex with men in rural and midsize cities. ...
Tags: Health, Wilcoxon


A Novel Approach for Fully Automated, Personalized Health Coaching for Adults with Prediabetes: Pilot Clinical Trial

Background: Prediabetes is a high-risk state for the future development of type 2 diabetes, which may be prevented through physical activity (PA), adherence to a healthy diet, and weight loss. Mobile health (mHealth) technology is a practical and cost-effective method of delivering diabetes prevention programs in a real-world setting. Sweetch (Sweetch Health, Ltd) is a fully automated, personalized mHealth platform designed to promote adherence to PA and weight reduction in people with prediabet...
Tags: Health, Wilcoxon, Sweetch Sweetch Health Ltd


Reliability of an e-PRO Tool of EORTC QLQ-C30 for Measurement of Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Breast Cancer: Prospective Randomized Trial

Background: Breast cancer represents the most common malignant disease in women worldwide. As currently systematic palliative treatment only has a limited effect on survival rates, the concept of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is gaining more and more importance in the therapy setting of metastatic breast cancer. One of the major patient-reported outcomes (PROs) for measuring HRQoL in patients with breast cancer is provided by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cance...
Tags: Health, Pearson, Kendall, Spearman, Wilcoxon, PROCOM


Lawsuit seeking to derail Pistons’ move downtown denied

Detroit area "community activist" (a.k.a. lawsuit filer) Robert Davis had brought forth a lawsuit that could have stalled or completely derailed the Detroit Pistons' move downtown to share Little Caesars Arena with the Red Wings, but Crain's Detroit Business's Chad Livengood reports that the lawsuit's main thrust has been deined: A federal judge on Monday denied a request to block Detroit City Council from approving $34.5 million in bonds tied to the Detroit Pistons moving...
Tags: Sport, Davis, Detroit, Detroit Pistons, Pistons, U S District Court, Red Wings, Crain, Goldsmith, Auburn Hills, Katrease Stafford, Robert Davis, Detroit City Council, Chad Livengood, Detroit Business, United States Constitution


Mobile Text Messaging to Improve Medication Adherence and Viral Load in a Vulnerable Canadian Population Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus: A Repeated Measures Study

Background: Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) as treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is effective and available, but poor medication adherence limits benefits, particularly in vulnerable populations. In a Kenyan randomized controlled trial, a weekly text-messaging intervention (WelTel) improved cART adherence and HIV viral load (VL). Despite growing evidence for short message service (SMS) text-message interventions in HIV care, there is a paucity of data utilizing...
Tags: Health, IQR, Wilcoxon


Evaluating the Social Media Performance of Hospitals in Spain: A Longitudinal and Comparative Study

Background: Social media is changing the way in which citizens and health professionals communicate. Previous studies have assessed the use of Health 2.0 by hospitals, showing clear evidence of growth in recent years. In order to understand if this happens in Spain, it is necessary to assess the performance of health care institutions on the Internet social media using quantitative indicators. Objectives: The study aimed to analyze how hospitals in Spain perform on the Internet and social media ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Spain, United States, Facebook Twitter, Facebook Twitter YouTube, Wilcoxon, Social Media Performance of Hospitals, Facebook Twitter and YouTube


The Development, Validation, and User Evaluation of Foodbook24: A Web-Based Dietary Assessment Tool Developed for the Irish Adult Population

Background: The application of technology in the area of dietary assessment has resulted in the development of an array of tools, which are often specifically designed for a particular country or region. Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the development, validation, and user evaluation of a Web-based dietary assessment tool “Foodbook24.” Methods: Foodbook24 is a Web-based, dietary assessment tool consisting of a 24-hour dietary recall (24HDR) and food frequency questionnaire (FFQ)...
Tags: Health, Pearson, Spearman, SPSS, Wilcoxon, SPSS Inc, Irish Adult Population


Using Persuasive Technology to Increase Physical Activity in People With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by Encouraging Regular Walking: A Mixed-Methods Study Exploring Opinions and Preferences

Background: People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (PwCOPD) often experience breathlessness and fatigue, making physical activity challenging. Although many persuasive technologies (such as mobile phone apps) have been designed to support physical activity among members of the general population, current technologies aimed at PwCOPD are underdeveloped and only use a limited range of persuasive technology design principles. Objective: The aim of this study was to explore how acceptable...
Tags: Health, PSD, Wilcoxon


Preexposure Prophylaxis Modality Preferences Among Men Who Have Sex With Men and Use Social Media in the United States

Background: Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is available as a daily pill for preventing infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Innovative methods of administering PrEP systemically or topically are being discussed and developed. Objective: The objective of our study was to assess attitudes toward different experimental modalities of PrEP administration. Methods: From April to July 2015, we recruited 1106 HIV-negative men who have sex with men through online social media advertisem...
Tags: Social Media, United States, Borda, Wilcoxon


Associations between demographics and health-related quality of life for chronic non-malignant pain patients treated at a multidisciplinary pain centre: a cohort study

Objective To describe the associations between demographics and health-related quality of life for chronic non-malignant pain patients. Design A cohort study. Setting A multidisciplinary Danish pain centre. Study participants All patients treated at the centre between 2007 and 2013. Main Outcome Measures Levels of pain, anxiety and depression, and physical and mental status. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form Health Survey (SF...
Tags: Mann Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Wilcoxon