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Category : Patient Education

ABSTRACT: Imaging informatics for consumer health: towards a radiology patient portal

Objective With the increased routine use of advanced imaging in clinical diagnosis and treatment, it has become imperative to provide patients with a means to view and understand their imaging studies. We illustrate the feasibility of a patient portal that automatically structures and integrates radiology reports with corresponding imaging studies

ABSTRACT: Social Learning Theory and the Health Belief Model

The Health Belief Model, social learning theory (recently relabelled social cognitive theory), self-efficacy, and locus of control have all been applied with varying success to problems of explaining, predicting, and influencing behavior. Yet, there is con ceptual confusion among researchers and practitioners about the interrelationships of these theories and variables.

ABSTRACT: Strategies to overcome clinical, regulatory, and financial challenges in the implementation of personalized medicine.

This article highlights major developments over the last decade in personalized medicine in cancer. Emerging data from clinical studies demonstrate that the use of targeted agents in patients with targetable molecular aberrations improves clinical outcomes. Despite a surge of studies, however, significant gaps in knowledge remain, especially in identifying driver

ABSTRACT: Patient–provider communication and trust in relation to use of an online patient portal among diabetes patients: The Diabetes and Aging Study — Lyles et al. — Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Patient–provider relationships influence diabetes care; less is known about their impact on online patient portal use. Diabetes patients rated provider communication and trust. In this study, we linked responses to electronic medical record data on being a registered portal user and using secure messaging (SM). We specified regression models to

ABSTRACT: Behavioral Intervention Technologies: Evidence review and recommendations for future research in mental health

Abstract OBJECTIVE: A technical expert panel convened by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institute of Mental Health was charged with reviewing the state of research on behavioral intervention technologies (BITs) in mental health and identifying the top research priorities. BITs refers to behavioral and psychological interventions that

ABSTRACT: Preferred sources of health information in persons with multiple sclerosis: degree of trust and information sought.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Effective health communication is important for informed decision-making, yet little is known about the range of information sources used by persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), the perceived trust in those information sources, or how this might vary according to patient characteristics. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the sources of health information used

ABSTRACT: Development of an internet-based cohort of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (CCFA Partners): methodology and initial results.

Abstract BACKGROUND: The widespread use of the Internet allows for unique research opportunities. We aimed to develop and follow an Internet-based cohort (e-cohort) of patients with self-reported inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) over time. METHODS: We established an e-cohort of adults with IBD (CCFA Partners) by recruiting through Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)

ABSTRACT: Testicular cancer survivors’ supportive care needs and use of online support: a cross-sectional survey.

Abstract INTRODUCTION: The supportive care needs of testicular cancer survivors have not been comprehensively studied. Likewise, there is limited research on their use of the Internet or social media applications--tools that are popular among young adults and which could be used to address their needs. METHODS: Two hundred and four testicular cancer patients receiving

MANUSCRIPT: Presentation of clinical laboratory results: an experimental comparison of four visualization techniques

Abstract Objective To evaluate how clinical chemistry test results were assessed by volunteers when presented with four different visualization techniques. Materials and methods A total of 20 medical students reviewed quantitative test results from 4 patients using 4 different visualization techniques in a balanced, crossover experiment. The laboratory data represented relevant patient categories, including

ABSTRACT: Factors influencing use of an e-health website in a community sample of older adults — Czaja et al. 20 (2): 277 — Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Abstract Objective The use of the internet as a source of health information and link to healthcare services has raised concerns about the ability of consumers, especially vulnerable populations such as older adults, to access these applications. This study examined the influence of training on the ability of adults (aged 45+