Perception and Acceptance of Telemedicine Use in Health Care Among the General Public in China: Web-Based Cross-Sectional Survey
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by Yulan Lin, Xiaonan Xu, Yiyang Liu, Haridah Alias, Zhijian Hu, Li Ping Wong
5h ago
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing about substantial changes in health care systems, leading to a significant shift toward telemedicine for the delivery of health care services. Objective: This study aims to examine the relationship between perceived usefulness and ease of use of telemedicine services and their association with the behavioral intention to use telemedicine. Methods: An anonymous cross-sectional survey was conducted in China. Partial least squares structural equation modeling was used to determine significant predictors of intention to use telemedicine consultation. T ..read more
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The Potential of Evidence-Based Clinical Intake Tools to Discover or Ground Prevalence of Symptoms Using Real-Life Digital Health Encounters: Retrospective Cohort Study
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by Eden Avnat, Michael Samin, Daniel Ben Joya, Eyal Schneider, Elia Yanko, Dafna Eshel, Shahar Ovadia, Yossi Lev, Daniel Souroujon
5h ago
Background: Evidence-based clinical intake tools (EBCITs) are structured assessment tools used to gather information about patients and help health care providers make informed decisions. The growing demand for personalized medicine, along with the big data revolution, has rendered EBCITs a promising solution. EBCITs have the potential to provide comprehensive and individualized assessments of symptoms, enabling accurate diagnosis, while contributing to the grounding of medical care. Objective: This work aims to examine whether EBCITs cover data concerning disorders and symptoms to a similar e ..read more
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Digital Health Interventions for Chronic Wound Management: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
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by Xinrui Bai, Hongyan Zhang, Yanxia Jiao, Chenlu Yuan, Yuxia Ma, Lin Han
5h ago
Background: Digital health interventions (DHIs) have shown promising results for the management of chronic wounds. However, its effectiveness compared to usual care and whether variability in the type of intervention affects wound outcomes are unclear. Objective: The main objective was to determine the effectiveness of DHIs on wound healing outcomes in adult patients with chronic wounds. The secondary objectives were to assess if there was any variation in wound healing outcomes across the various types of DHIs. Methods: In total, 9 databases were searched for the literature up to August 1, 20 ..read more
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Age Differences in Electronic Mental Health Literacy: Qualitative Study
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by Richard Huan Xu, Lidan Tian, Liling Zhu, Yuan Cao, Sherry Kit-wa Chan, Dong Dong, Wai-ling Annie Cheung, Eliza Lai-yi Wong
5h ago
Background: Electronic mental health literacy (eMHL) is critical for accessing and effectively using digital mental health resources. However, there is a paucity of research on how eMHL varies across age groups. Objective: This study aimed to investigate differences in eMHL among young, middle-aged, and older adults; provide insights into the needs, behaviors, and attitudes of different age groups in relation to digital mental health resources; and ultimately, inform the improvement of mental health services. Methods: A qualitative investigation was conducted to examine the differences in eMHL ..read more
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Evaluating the Potential and Pitfalls of AI-Powered Conversational Agents as Humanlike Virtual Health Carers in the Remote Management of Noncommunicable Diseases: Scoping Review
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by Sadia Azmin Anisha, Arkendu Sen, Chris Bain
5h ago
Background: The rising prevalence of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide and the high recent mortality rates (74.4%) associated with them, especially in low- and middle-income countries, is causing a substantial global burden of disease, necessitating innovative and sustainable long-term care solutions. Objective: This scoping review aims to investigate the impact of artificial intelligence (AI)–based conversational agents (CAs)—including chatbots, voicebots, and anthropomorphic digital avatars—as human-like health caregivers in the remote management of NCDs as well as identify critical ..read more
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Twitter Discussions on #digitaldementia: Content and Sentiment Analysis
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by Hyeongchan Cho, Kyu-Min Kim, Jee-Young Kim, Bo-Young Youn
5h ago
Background: Digital dementia is a term that describes a possible decline in cognitive abilities, especially memory, attributed to the excessive use of digital technology such as smartphones, computers, and tablets. This concept has gained popularity in public discourse and media lately. With the increasing use of social media platforms such as Twitter (subsequently rebranded as X), discussions about digital dementia have become more widespread, which offer a rich source of information to understand public perceptions, concerns, and sentiments regarding this phenomenon. Objective: The aim of th ..read more
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Effectiveness of eHealth Interventions in Improving Medication Adherence Among Patients With Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
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by Yiqun Miao, Yuan Luo, Yuhan Zhao, Mingxuan Liu, Huiying Wang, Ying Wu
1d ago
Background: Nonadherence to medication among patients with cardiovascular diseases undermines the desired therapeutic outcomes. eHealth interventions emerge as promising strategies to effectively tackle this issue. Objective: The aim of this study was to conduct a network meta-analysis (NMA) to compare and rank the efficacy of various eHealth interventions in improving medication adherence among patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Methods: A systematic search strategy was conducted in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane, China National Knowledge Infrastructure Library (CNKI), Ch ..read more
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Factors Associated With Continuous Use of a Cancer Education Metaverse Platform: Mixed Methods Study
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by Sunghak Kim, Timothy Jung, Dae Kyung Sohn, Mina Suh, Yoon Jung Chang
1d ago
Background: Early detection of cancer and provision of appropriate treatment can increase the cancer cure rate and reduce cancer-related deaths. Early detection requires improving the cancer screening quality of each medical institution and enhancing the capabilities of health professionals through tailored education in each field. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, regional disparities in educational infrastructure emerged, and educational accessibility was restricted. The demand for remote cancer education services to address these issues has increased, and in this study, we considered m ..read more
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The Use of Telepsychiatry Services in Emergency Settings: Scoping Review
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by Ligat Shalev, Renana Eitan, Adam J Rose
1d ago
Background: Telepsychiatry (TP), a live video meeting, has been implemented in many contexts and settings. It has a distinct advantage in the psychiatric emergency department (ED) setting, as it expedites expert assessments for psychiatric patients. However, limited knowledge exits for TP’s effectiveness in the ED setting, as well as the process of implementing TP in this setting. Objective: This scoping review aimed to review the existing evidence for the administrative and clinical outcomes for TP in the ED setting and to identify the barriers and facilitators to implementing TP in this sett ..read more
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Cost Evaluation of the Ontario Virtual Urgent Care Pilot Program: Population-Based, Matched Cohort Study
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by Jean-Eric Tarride, Justin N Hall, Shawn Mondoux, Katie N Dainty, Joy McCarron, J Michael Paterson, Lesley Plumptre, Emily Borgundvaag, Howard Ovens, Shelley L McLeod
1d ago
Background: In 2020, the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Ontario, Canada, introduced a virtual urgent care (VUC) pilot program to provide alternative access to urgent care services and reduce the need for in-person emergency department (ED) visits for patients with low acuity health concerns. Objective: This study aims to compare the 30-day costs associated with VUC and in-person ED encounters from an MoH perspective. Methods: Using administrative data from Ontario (the most populous province of Canada), a population-based, matched cohort study of Ontarians who used VUC services from December 2020 ..read more
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