Mobile health

Continuous in-home PM2.5 concentrations of smokers with and without a history of respiratory exacerbations in Iowa, during and after an air purifier intervention

**BACKGROUND:** Americans spend most of their time indoors. Indoor particulate matter (PM) 2.5 µm and smaller (PM2.5) concentrations often exceed ambient concentrations. Therefore, we tested whether the use of an air purifying device (electrostatic …

Longitudinal assessment of post-ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy pain and opioid consumption using text messaging: Tailoring pain management to the patient

**Introduction:** We identified patterns of postoperative pain and opioid consumption and associated factors following ureteroscopy for kidney stones by acquiring real-time data through automated text messages. **Methods:** Adult patients undergoing …

A texting-based blood pressure surveillance intervention

The authors examined whether using home BP measurements collected via a custom‐built bi‐directional‐texting platform incorporated into patients’ electronic medical records would lead to treatment calibration and improved BP management. Patients were …

Gamifying Accelerometer Use Increases Physical Activity Levels of Sedentary Office Workers

**BACKGROUND:** Sedentary work is hazardous. Over 80% of all US jobs are predominantly sedentary, placing full-time office workers at increased risk for cardiovascular and metabolic morbidity and mortality. Thus, there is a critical need for …

The effect of automated text messaging and goal setting on pedometer adherence and physical activity in patients with diabetes: A randomized controlled trial

**INTRODUCTION:** Activity-monitoring devices may increase activity, but their effectiveness in sedentary, diseased, and less-motivated populations is unknown. METHODS: Subjects with diabetes or pre-diabetes were given a Fitbit and randomized into …

The Association Between Technology Use and Health Status in a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Cohort: Multi-Method Study

**BACKGROUND:** Telemedicine and electronic health (eHealth) interventions have been proposed to improve management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for patients between traditional clinic and hospital visits to reduce complications. …