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web based intervention

Build It, and Will They Come? Unexpected Findings From a Study on a Web-Based Intervention to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening

Fleisher L et al, Journal of Health Communication, 17(1)

Given the extensive use of the Internet for health information, Web-based health promotion interventions are widely perceived as an effective communication channel. The authors conducted this study to determine use of a Web-based intervention intended to improve colorectal cancer screening in a population of women who are at average risk and noncompliant to current screening recommendations. The study was a randomized controlled trial designed to compare the effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening educational materials delivered using the Internet versus a printed format. In 3 years, 391 women seen for routine obstetrics/gynecology follow-up at 2 academic centers provided relevant survey information. Of these, 130 were randomized to the Web intervention.
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22 January 2012 | No Comments »
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Online interventions for social marketing health behavior change campaigns: a meta-analysis of psychological architectures and adherence factors

Cugelman B et al, J Med Internet Res, 13(1)

Background:
Researchers and practitioners have developed numerous online interventions that encourage people to reduce their drinking, increase their exercise, and better manage their weight. Motivations to develop eHealth interventions may be driven by the Internet’s reach, interactivity, cost-effectiveness, and studies that show online interventions work. However, when designing online interventions suitable for public campaigns, there are few evidence-based guidelines, taxonomies are difficult to apply, many studies lack impact data, and prior meta-analyses are not applicable to large-scale public campaigns targeting voluntary behavioral change.
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14 March 2011 | No Comments »
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Testing a Dutch web-based tailored lifestyle programme among adults: a study protocol

Schulz DN et al, BMC Public Health, 11

Background
Smoking, high alcohol consumption, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity often lead to (chronic) diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Tailored online interventions have been proven to be effective in changing health behaviours. The aim of this study is to test and compare the effectiveness of two different tailoring strategies for changing lifestyle compared to a control group using a multiple health behaviour web-based approach.
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14 March 2011 | No Comments »
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Patient ability and willingness to participate in a web-based intervention to improve hypertension control

Green BB et al, J Med Internet Res, 13(1)

BACKGROUND:
Patient-shared electronic health records provide opportunities for care outside of office visits. However, those who might benefit may be unable to or choose not to use these resources, while others might not need them.

OBJECTIVE:
Electronic Communications and Home Blood Pressure Monitoring (e-BP) was a randomized trial that demonstrated that Web-based pharmacist care led to improved blood pressure (BP) control. During recruitment we attempted to contact all patients with hypertension from 10 clinics to determine whether they were eligible and willing to participate. We wanted to know whether particular subgroups, particularly those from vulnerable populations, were less willing to participate or unable to because they lacked computer access.
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7 March 2011 | No Comments »
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Which Intervention Characteristics are Related to More Exposure to Internet-Delivered Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Interventions? A Systematic Review

Brouwer W et al, J Med Internet Res, 13(1)

Background:
The Internet has become a popular medium for the delivery of tailored healthy lifestyle promoting interventions. The actual reach of Internet-delivered interventions seems, however, lower than expected, and attrition from interventions is generally high. Characteristics of an intervention, such as personally tailored feedback and goal setting, are thought to be among the important factors related to of use of and exposure to interventions. However, there is no systematic overview of which characteristics of Internet-delivered interventions may be related to more exposure.
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7 January 2011 | No Comments »
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Understanding reactions to an internet-delivered health-care intervention: accommodating user preferences for information provision

Yardley L et al, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 10(1)

Background
It is recognised as good practice to use qualitative methods to elicit users’ views of internet-delivered health-care interventions during their development. This paper seeks to illustrate the advantages of combining usability testing with ‘theoretical modelling’, i.e. analyses that relate the findings of qualitative studies during intervention development to social science theory, in order to gain deeper insights into the reasons and context for how people respond to the intervention. This paper illustrates how usability testing may be enriched by theoretical modelling by means of two qualitative studies of users’ views of the delivery of information in an internet-delivered intervention to help users decide whether they needed to seek medical care for their cold or flu symptoms.
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19 September 2010 | No Comments »
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Effect of Internet Therapeutic Intervention on A1C Levels in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Treated With Insulin

Tildesley HD et al, Diabetes Care, 33(8)

OBJECTIVE
To assess the effect of an Internet-based glucose monitoring system (IBGMS) on A1C levels in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin.
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4 August 2010 | No Comments »
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Effectiveness of Web-based Interventions on Patient Empowerment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Samoocha D et al, J Med Internet Res, 12(2)

Background:
Patient empowerment is growing in popularity and application. Due to the increasing possibilities of the Internet and eHealth, many initiatives that are aimed at empowering patients are delivered online.

Objective:
Our objective was to evaluate whether Web-based interventions are effective in increasing patient empowerment compared with usual care or face-to-face interventions.
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24 June 2010 | No Comments »
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Metaboli-Net: Online Groupware System Providing Counseling Guidance for Patients with Metabolic Syndrome

Kuwata S et al, Medical and Care Compunetics 6, 2010

This study presented a newly developed online groupware system, Metaboli-Net, to yield counseling guidance on diet and exercise to patients with metabolic syndrome. A distinctive feature adopted in the system to maintain the retention rate of patients was the social network service (SNS) that enables the patients to share their dietary and relevant health information with other participants in the same group on the network.
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20 June 2010 | No Comments »
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Satisfaction Ratings After Receiving Internet-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation in Persons with Memory Impairments After Severe Acquired Brain Injury

Bergquist TF et al, Telemedicine and e-Health, 16(4)

Objective:
This study looked at patient satisfaction with an Internet-based cognitive rehabilitation program, which has been previously shown to be associated with functional improvements.
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7 May 2010 | No Comments »
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Utilization patterns and user characteristics of an ad libitum Internet weight loss program

Binks M, van Mierlo T. J Med Internet Res, 12(1)

Background:
The Internet holds promise for the delivery of evidence-based weight loss treatment to underserved populations. However, most studies do not reflect the more naturalistic and common ad libitum, or freely at will, use of the Internet. Randomized clinical trials, for example, typically include at least some direct contact with participants and often have restrictive selection criteria. There is a paucity of research examining utilization patterns of online weight loss programs, particularly in the rapidly expanding direct-to-consumer arena.
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29 April 2010 | No Comments »
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Internet-based Treatment for Depression and Panic disorder. From development to deployment

Bergström J., Karolinska Institutet (Thesis), 2010

Major depression (MD) and panic disorder (PD) are two common disorders for which evidence based psychological treatments such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) have been developed. The accessibility of such treatment is however limited. The use of Internet-based CBT (self-help programmes accompanied by brief therapist support by e-mail) is a promising way to increase accessibility. The first aim of this thesis was to investigate if Internet treatment was effective in reducing depressive symptoms and if it was possible to predict which participants would benefit from such treatment. The second aim of the thesis was to investigate if Internet treatment was effective for PD patients in a regular care setting, in comparison with traditional group-administered CBT, and in addition, to compare the cost-effectiveness of the two treatments.
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12 April 2010 | No Comments »
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Comparison of trial participants and open access users of a web-based physical activity intervention regarding adherence, attrition, and repeated participation

Wanner, Miriam et al, J Med Internet Res, e3

Background:
Web-based interventions are popular for promoting healthy lifestyles such as physical activity. However, little is known about user characteristics, adherence, attrition, and predictors of repeated participation on open access physical activity websites.

Objective:
The focus of this study was Active-online, a Web-based individually tailored physical activity intervention. The aims were (1) to assess and compare user characteristics and adherence to the website (a) in the open access context over time from 2003 to 2009, and (b) between trial participants and open access users; and (2) to analyze attrition and predictors of repeated use among participants in a randomized controlled trial compared with registered open access users.
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15 February 2010 | No Comments »
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A comparison of different survey periods in online surveys of persons with eating disorders and their relatives

Wesemann, Dorette et al, Telemedicine and e-Health, 15(8)

Evaluations of Internet-based interventions offered to patients with mental or psychosomatic illnesses are mostly carried out in the form of online surveys. This study tested whether modifying this time interval brings about changes in the respondents’ response behavior and the make-up of the sample. Two survey strategies were compared: a postblock survey (with a variable time interval between the Internet-based intervention and the online survey) and a postspot survey (time interval standardized to 90 days).
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16 October 2009 | No Comments »
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Development and Performance Usability Testing of a Theory-Based, Computerized, Tailored Intervention

Ryan, Polly et al, Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 27(5)

Technology offers innovative and promising methods of delivering health messages to provide knowledge and potentially facilitate improved health behaviors. Theory was foundational to the development of a new intervention using a tailored Web site and a handheld computer. A performance usability study was conducted to determine if women could use this newly developed intervention delivered via a Web site and pocket computer accurately and in a timely manner in real-world settings.
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3 September 2009 | No Comments »
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Recruitment to a Randomized Web-Based Nutritional Intervention Trial: Characteristics of Participants Compared to Non-Participants

Stopponi, Melanie A., J Med Internet Res, 11(3)

Background:
Web-based behavioral programs efficiently disseminate health information to a broad population, and online tailoring may increase their effectiveness. While the number of Internet-based behavioral interventions has grown in the last several years, additional information is needed to understand the characteristics of subjects who enroll in these interventions, relative to those subjects who are invited to enroll.
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26 August 2009 | No Comments »
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Utility and Preliminary Effects of Online Digital Assistance (ODA) for Behavioral Attack Prevention in Migraine

Kleiboer, Annet et al, Telemedicine and e-Health, ahead of print

There were two objectives of this research. First was to establish the utility of online digital assistance (ODA), a generic software-based method designed to support behavioral training (BT) in migraine. The second was to test whether ODA can produce additional effects in BT. Utility (feasibility and acceptability) was based on 44 patients with migraine who received ODA as an adjuvant to BT delivered to small groups by lay trainers with migraine at home. ODA tracking files were used to determine ODA feasibility. Acceptability was assessed by a structured interview. To examine ODA effects, 31 patients with migraine who received ODA during BT and at 6 months’ follow-up were compared with a matched group of 31 participants who received BT only.
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24 August 2009 | No Comments »
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Therapist-delivered internet psychotherapy for depression in primary care: a randomised controlled trial

Kessler, David et al, The Lancet, 374(9690)

Background
Despite strong evidence for its effectiveness, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) remains difficult to access. Computerised programs have been developed to improve accessibility, but whether these interventions are responsive to individual needs is unknown. We investigated the effectiveness of CBT delivered online in real time by a therapist for patients with depression in primary care.
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21 August 2009 | No Comments »
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Cellular phone and Internet-based individual intervention on blood pressure and obesity in obese patients with hypertension

Park, Min-Jeong et al, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 78(10)

Purpose
The present study evaluated whether an intervention using a short message service (SMS) by cellular phone and Internet would improve blood pressure, weight control, and serum lipids of obese patients with hypertension during 8 weeks.
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20 August 2009 | No Comments »
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Effectiveness of Active-Online, an Individually Tailored Physical Activity Intervention, in a Real-Life Setting: Randomized Controlled Trial

Wanner, Miriam et al, J Med Internet Res, 11(3)

Background: Effective interventions are needed to reduce the chronic disease epidemic. The Internet has the potential to provide large populations with individual advice at relatively low cost.
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13 August 2009 | No Comments »
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