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August, 2014
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Effect of a Text Messaging Intervention on Influenza Vaccination in an Urban, Low-Income Pediatric and Adolescent Population A Randomized Controlled Trial

Stockwell MS et al, JAMA, 307(16)

Context
Influenza infection results in substantial costs, morbidity, and mortality. Vaccination against influenza is particularly important in children and adolescents who are a significant source of transmission to other high-risk populations, yet pediatric and adolescent vaccine coverage remains low. Traditional vaccine reminders have had a limited effect on low-income populations; however, text messaging is a novel, scalable approach to promote influenza vaccination.
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25 April 2012 | No Comments »
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How Do Adolescents Access Health Information? And Do They Ask Their Physicians?

Ettel III G et al, The Permanente Journal, 12(1)

Objective:
To improve understanding about how high school students use electronic tools to obtain health information and how this information affects their behavior.

Design/Methods:
Using a cross-sectional design, we administered an anonymous survey to high school students in grades 9 through 12 at a single private Catholic high school, inquiring about their use of electronic tools to obtain health information, topics of interest, sources used to obtain information, and modifications in their behavior based on that information. Descriptive statistics and multivariate analysis of variance were used to compare trends across grade levels.
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11 April 2012 | No Comments »
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Efficacy of a text messaging (SMS) based smoking cessation intervention for adolescents and young adults: Study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial

Haug S et al, BMC Public Health, 12(1)

BACKGROUND:
Particularly in groups of adolescents with lower educational level the smoking prevalence is still high and constitutes a serious public health problem. There is limited evidence of effective smoking cessation interventions in this group. Individualised text messaging (SMS) based interventions are promising to support smoking cessation and could be provided to adolescents irrespective of their motivation to quit. The aim of the current paper is to outline the study protocol of a trial testing the efficacy of an SMS based intervention for smoking cessation in apprentices.
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26 January 2012 | No Comments »
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Young people’s views on the potential use of telemedicine consultations for sexual health: results of a national survey

Garrett CC et al, BMC Infectious Diseases, 11(1)

BACKGROUND:
Young people are disproportionately affected by sexually transmissible infections in Australia but face barriers to accessing sexual health services, including concerns over confidentiality and, for some, geographic remoteness. A possible innovation to increase access to services is the use of telemedicine.
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27 October 2011 | No Comments »
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How adolescents use SMS (short message service) to micro-coordinate contact with youth mental health outreach services

Furber GV et al, The Journal of Adolescent Health, 48(1)

BACKGROUND
Mobile phones play a central role in the lives of young people and are being increasingly recognized as valuable tools in health care. However, there is a paucity of studies exploring the use of mobile phones in youth outreach mental health services. Our outreach team’s experience is that enabling youth to access their therapist directly through mobile phone improves engagement and retention, and short message service (SMS) in particular, is a useful tool for coordinating appointments. The purpose of this study was to audit the content of SMS exchanges between therapists and clients and to investigate the extent of inappropriate SMS use.
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24 July 2011 | No Comments »
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Interactive Games to Promote Behavior Change in Prevention and Treatment

Read JL, Shortell SM. JAMA, 2011

Anyone who has observed someone deeply absorbed in a video game can appreciate that use of these games is a uniquely powerful interaction. For the player, time stands still and self-consciousness disappears. Csikszentmihalyi described this state as “flow.”​ His concept was exemplified by mountain climbers living in the moment of ascent or surgeons lost in a delicate and demanding task. He could just as well have been describing what happens when individuals engage with some of today’s interactive games.
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30 March 2011 | No Comments »
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Telepsychiatry assessments of child or adolescent behavior disorders: a review of evidence and issues

Diamond JM, Bloch RM. Telemedicine and e-Health, 16(6)

BACKGROUND:
The limited number of mental health specialists for children has led to an increased need for child and adolescent psychiatrists to provide primary care consultations and treatment recommendations. Psychiatric assessments and treatments provided via two-way videoconferencing (telepsychiatry) have been used to increase the availability of child psychiatrists. This article reviews the literature on telepsychiatry assessment of children and adolescents.
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18 August 2010 | No Comments »
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The child and adolescent telepsychiatry consultation: can it be a more effective clinical process for certain patients than conventional practice?

Pakyurek M et al, Telemedicine and e-Health, 16(3)

The literature on the efficacy of telepsychiatry for assessing and treating children and adolescents with mental health problems is still developing, but there is evidence that telepsychiatry is diagnostically valid, and that there is high patient and provider satisfaction. Outcome studies are awaited, with the assumption that telepsychiatry has to demonstrate at least as good outcomes and reliability as face-to-face psychiatric care.
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27 April 2010 | No Comments »
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Help seeking behavior and the Internet: a national survey

Ybarra, Michele L., and Michael Suman, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 75(1)

Health-related websites have the potential to powerfully influence the attitudes and behavior of consumers. Access to reliable disease information online has been linked to reduced anxiety, increased feelings of self-efficacy, and decreases in utilization of ambulatory care. Studies report that Internet health information seekers are more likely to have health concerns; adult seekers are more likely to rate themselves as having poor health status and adolescent seekers are more likely to demonstrate clinical impairment or depressive symptomatology compared to non-seekers. Although more and more Americans are using the Internet for healthcare information, little is known about how this information affects their health behaviors.
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2 April 2010 | No Comments »
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[Webliography of health for adolescents and young people.]

Jiménez Pernett, Jaime et al, Revista De Calidad Asistencial, 25(1)

Aims
To identify health Websites in Spanish on adolescence and youth and to assess the adequacy of their codes of conduct.

Methods
Cross sectional study of the adequacy of codes of conduct, identified in the same way as young people tend to look on the Internet (search engines). Websites have been independently assessed using a questionnaire by 3 evaluators. Dimensions: 1) accountability, 2) transparency and honesty, 3) author, 4) editorial policy, 5) protection of personal data, 6) updating of information and accessibility. A descriptive analysis was performed and the kappa coefficient was estimated to assess the correlation between evaluators.
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8 February 2010 | No Comments »
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Sex Differences in the Use of the Internet as a Source of Health Information Among Adolescents

Jiménez-Pernett, Jaime et al, Telemedicine and e-Health, 16(2)

Background:
The Internet is a fundamental part of the day-to-day lives of adolescents. Faced with the difficulties of accessing conventional health services, adolescents use the Internet as a confidential and safe means of accessing information about health issues.

Objectives:
To describe sex differences in the way in which adolescents search for health information on the Internet.
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8 February 2010 | No Comments »
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Use of the internet as a source of health information by Spanish adolescents

Jiménez-Pernett J et al, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 10(1)

Background
The Internet is a fundamental part of the daily life of adolescents, they consider it as a safe and confidential source of information on health matters. The aims is to describe the experience of Spanish adolescents searching for health information on the Internet.
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30 January 2010 | No Comments »
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Age-sensitive design of online health information: comparative usability study

Pak, Richard et al, J Med Internet Res, 11(4)

Background:
Older adults’ health maintenance may be enhanced by having access to online health information. However, usability issues may prevent older adults from easily accessing such information. Prior research has shown that aging is associated with a unique pattern of cognitive changes, and knowledge of these changes may be used in the design of health websites for older adults.
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22 November 2009 | No Comments »
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Improved Adherence and Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients by Using Text Messaging

Miloh, Tamir et al, Pediatrics, 124(5)

Objective:
The goal was to improve immunosuppressant adherence for pediatric patients with orthotopic liver transplants by using text messaging (TM).

Methods:
A prospective study of sending TM reminders to the primary medication administrator (patient or caregiver) for pediatric transplant recipients was performed. Patient records were reviewed, comparing the year before and the year of the study. The SD of serum tacrolimus levels was used as an indicator of adherence.
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6 November 2009 | No Comments »
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Health e-cards as a means of encouraging help seeking for depression among young adults: randomized controlled trial

Costin, Daniel L. et al, J Med Internet Res, 11(4)

Background:
There is a need to identify interventions that increase help seeking for depression among young adults.

Objective:
The aim was to evaluate a brief depression information intervention employing health e-cards (personalized emails containing links to health information presented on a Web page).
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23 October 2009 | No Comments »
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Text message communication in primary care research: a randomized controlled trial

Haller DM et al, Family Practice, Advance Access

Background.
Text message communication is increasingly used in clinical practice but rarely in research. Particularly in young people, this method of participation in primary care research appears both feasible and acceptable. However, previous experience shows that text messaging for research may lead to lower response rates.
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20 June 2009 | No Comments »
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Reaching and Teaching Teens: Adolescent Health Literacy and the Internet

Skopelja, Elaine N. et al, Journal of Consumer Health On the Internet, 12(2)

Virtually 100% of American teens have access to the Internet either at home, school, libraries, or elsewhere, and the majority are using it daily. The Internet has become one of the most important vehicles to educate and inform young people about health and medical issues. However, many teens have limited searching skills or problems with literacy and other issues that may make it difficult for them to locate and understand authoritative information.
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29 July 2008 | No Comments »
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A paediatric therapeutic alliance occurs with distance intervention

Lingley-Pottie, Patricia, and Patrick J. McGrath, J Telemed Telecare, 14(5)

We investigated whether a distance therapeutic alliance occurs when children receive manualized, cognitive-behavioural treatment via telephone, in the absence of face-to-face contact. The therapeutic alliance scores were measured in 55 child-parent pairs. The mean total Working Alliance Inventory child scores were 236 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 232, 240) and the mean parent scores were 245 (95% CI: 242, 247).
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23 July 2008 | No Comments »
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Effect of a behavioural health and specialty care telemedicine programme on goal attainment for youths in juvenile detention

Fox, Karen C.et al, J Telemed Telecare, 14(5)

We conducted a pre-post study of the effect of a telepsychiatry counselling service on youths housed in three juvenile detention facilities. In the first year of the telemedicine programme, 321 psychiatry consultations were conducted via telemedicine; in the second year of the programme, 573 psychiatry consultations were conducted. Records for 190 students were then examined by two raters. The total number of behavioural goals for each adolescent increased from 8.2 in the pre-telemedicine year to 8.7 in the first year of telemedicine and then to 10.0 in the second year (P < 0.05).
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23 July 2008 | No Comments »
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Patients’ Engagement With “Sweet Talk” – A Text Messaging Support System for Young People With Diabetes

Franklin, Victoria Louise et al, J Med Internet Res, 10(2)

Background:
Guidelines for optimizing type 1 diabetes in young people advocate intensive insulin therapy coupled with personal support from the health care team. “Sweet Talk” is a novel intervention designed to support patients between clinic visits using text messages sent to a mobile phone. Scheduled messages are tailored to patient profiles and diabetes self-management goals, and generic messages include topical “newsletters” and anonymized tips from other participants. The system also allows patients to submit data and questions to the diabetes care team.
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22 July 2008 | No Comments »
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