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  1. Chronic pain is often a debilitating condition that affects individuals physically and mentally. Reliance on pharmacotherapy for pain management comes with risks of analgesic misuse and dependence. Hence, non-...

    Authors: Lydia Weiling Li, Tan Hui Yi and Nang Ei Ei Khaing
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:26
  2. Studying at university is a stressful time for many, which might result in the development of mental health problems. In the first wave of Covid-19, university students in Turkey reported suffering from an ele...

    Authors: Sumeyye Balci, Ann-Marie Küchler, David Daniel Ebert and Harald Baumeister
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:20
  3. Home Blood Pressure Telemonitoring  (HBPT) has been proposed to improve drug adherence, blood pressure control, and efficient care delivery in patients with hypertension. Its adoption in GP practices however r...

    Authors: Job van Steenkiste, Iris Verberk, Jorie Versmissen, Daan Dohmen and Sjaam Jainandunsing
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:16
  4. Applications of Virtual Reality (VR) in healthcare continue to grow at a rapid pace, yet the challenges and opportunities associated with VR from the perspective of clinicians and healthcare staff remain under...

    Authors: Mairi Therese Deighan, Daniel Simpson, Amberly Brigden and Kirsten Cater
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:22
  5. Regular physical activity helps to reduce weight and improve the general well-being of individuals living with obesity. Chatbots have shown the potential to increase physical activity among their users. We aim...

    Authors: Dillys Larbi, Rolf Wynn, Marianne Vibeke Trondsen, Eirik Årsand, Paolo Zanaboni, Kerstin Denecke and Elia Gabarron
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:15
  6. Adolescents and young adults (AYA) living with chronic medical conditions often struggle to develop medication adherence skills. This pilot trial evaluated the impact of a mobile health coaching intervention, ...

    Authors: Caitlin S. Sayegh, Karen K. MacDonell, Ellen Iverson, Breaon Beard, Nancy Chang, My H. Vu and Marvin Belzer
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:13
  7. Two-dimensional (2D) medical visualization techniques are often insufficient for displaying complex, three-dimensional (3D) anatomical structures. Moreover, the visualization of medical data on a 2D screen dur...

    Authors: Annabel Groenenberg, Lars Brouwers, Mike Bemelman, Thomas J. J. Maal, Jan M. M. Heyligers and Max M. Louwerse
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:11
  8. Since 2020, physicians in Germany have the possibility of prescribing approved digital health applications (DHAs) with the costs covered by the health system – a step that was unique in the world at that time ...

    Authors: Julian Wangler and Michael Jansky
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:14
  9. This pilot study examined the preliminary effectiveness of the PREVENT digital intervention that supports health care teams in delivering health behavior counseling on cancer survivors’ motivation to change be...

    Authors: Maura M. Kepper, Callie Walsh-Bailey, Min Zhao, Loni Parrish, Zoe M. Miller, Russell E. Glasgow, Lisa de las Fuentes, Yan Yan, Robert J. Hayashi, Ross C. Brownson and Randi E. Foraker
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:10
  10. The empirical link between digital health literacy (DHL) and sense of coherence (SoC) has been extensively discussed in the literature. Yet, there seems to be limited evidence regarding the roles of age and de...

    Authors: Medina Srem-Sai, Francis Ankomah, Edmond Kwesi Agormedah, Frank Quansah, John Elvis Hagan Jr., Orkan Okan, Kevin Dadaczynski and Thomas Schack
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:7
  11. Visuospatial neglect (VSN) is a cognitive disorder after stroke in which patients fail to consciously process and interact with contralesional stimuli. Visual Scanning Training (VST) is the recommended treatme...

    Authors: E. Bousché, M. D. J. Bakker, M. S. Holstege, H. Huygelier and T. C. W. Nijboer
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:9
  12. Recent technological advances have led to a surge in the use of wearable devices for personal health and fitness monitoring; however, clinical uptake of wearable devices for remote or ‘free-living’ measurement...

    Authors: Kit B. Beyer, Kyle S. Weber, Benjamin F. Cornish, Adam Vert, Vanessa Thai, F. Elizabeth Godkin, William E. McIlroy and Karen Van Ooteghem
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:8
  13. Virtual reality (VR) is increasingly being used in health care. However, its use as part of therapy during prolonged inpatient treatments is less well established. This study assessed the experience of hemato-...

    Authors: Rob Boots, Cameron Curley, Ashleigh Scott, Nicole Gavin, Edward Morris, Carley Foster, Matthew Jackson, Sally Collet, Damien Thompson, Nadine Wardell, James Vedelago and Stephen Adam
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:6
  14. Longitudinal client tracking systems with digital health interventions are recommended for implementation in resource-limited settings but lack evidence of benefits, harms, and implementation. In the eRegMat c...

    Authors: Mahima Venkateswaran, Jesmin Pervin, Akuba Dolphyne, Ingrid K. Friberg, Ingvild Fjeldheim, J. Frederik Frøen, Fatema Khatun, Brian O’Donnell, Monjur Rahman, A. M. Quaiyum Rahman, U Tin Nu, Christopher James Rose, Bidhan Krishna Sarker and Anisur Rahman
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:5
  15. Young adult caregivers (YACs, aged 18–25) who take care of a loved one may juggle between caregiving responsibilities and other life areas such as education and social life, leading to an imbalance in their li...

    Authors: Srishti Dang, Anne Looijmans, Nikita Sharma, Annemarie Braakman Jansen and Mariët Hagedoorn
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:3
  16. We examine pandemic-era quality of care changes associated with telemedicine use among adults with type 2 diabetes and/or hypertension across ten health systems.

    Authors: Hector P. Rodriguez, Elizabeth Ciemins, Karl Rubio, Cori Rattelman, John K. Cuddeback, Jeff T. Mohl, Salma Bibi and Stephen M. Shortell
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:2
  17. The COVID-19 pandemic incurred numerous impediments on day-to-day emergency medical services including Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) for People Who Inject Drugs (PWID). To prevent treatment cessation and l...

    Authors: Tanveer Khan Ibne Shafiq, Kamruzzaman Shaikh, Ferdous Rahman, Golam Sarwar, Muhammad Manwar Morshed Hemel, Tasdik Hyet Khan, Sujan Chowdhury and Sharful Islam Khan
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:1
  18. Despite promising outcomes, lack of engagement and poor adherence are barriers to treating mental health using digital CBT, particularly in minority groups. After conducting guided focus groups, a current ment...

    Authors: Emily V. Nardo, Ektha Parchuri, Julia A. O’Brien, Lori Crosby, Jerlym Porter, Tonya Palermo, Cara Nikolajski, Marsha Treadwell, Cheryl A. Hillery, Eva Szigethy and Charles R. Jonassaint
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:54
  19. Health economic evaluations are required to best understand the value of interventions to the health economy. As extended reality technologies (an umbrella term including virtual, augmented, and mixed reality)...

    Authors: Aislinn D. Gómez Bergin and Michael P. Craven
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:53
  20. Chronic pain usually lasts several years. During this time, value-oriented aspects of life often fade into the background in favour of coping with the pain, which is associated with a lower quality of life. Ps...

    Authors: Simon Felix Zerth, Hauke Jeldrik Hein, Julia Anna Glombiewski, Winfried Rief and Jenny Riecke
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:50
  21. Pregnancy is a process of developing a fetus in a woman’s womb leading to anatomical and physiological changes. Currently, numerous health facilities offering antenatal services are yet to adopt health informa...

    Authors: Abdulmalik Aliyi, Bruk Mesfin, Fuad Hassen, Gemechu Dejene, Hawi Wondimu, Mignot Yizengaw, Derartu Dereje and Ahmed Ali Dawud
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:51
  22. Patients diagnosed with complex hepato-pancreaticobiliary (HPB) conditions experience a challenging journey through the healthcare system. Patient navigation is commonly offered to patients and their caregiver...

    Authors: Sami Shoucair, Gregory Downing, Jacqueline O’Rourke, Liza Greenberg, Mike Yea, Gunjan Vatas, Paula Kim, Thomas Fishbein, Keith Unger and Emily Winslow
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:52
  23. One in three adults over the age of 65 and one in two adults over the age of 80 will experience a fall a year. Falls account for a considerable cost burden for the National Health Services. Preventing falls in...

    Authors: Rafaela Neiva Ganga, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Grahame Smith and Ali Mustafa
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:49
  24. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the development and application of telemonitoring, enabling health care providers to continue to provide medical care. Telemonitoring oftentimes replaced face-to-face health c...

    Authors: Ineke Bolt, Jona Specker and Maartje Schermer
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:47
  25. Addressing cognitive behavioral factors is associated with a favorable development of eating styles (i.e., increased levels of restrained eating, decreased levels of external and emotional eating) in individua...

    Authors: Caroline Seiferth, Tanja Färber, Magdalena Pape, Natalie Schoemann, Anna Dieberger, Stefanie Schroeder, Stephan Herpertz, Jörg Wolstein and Sabine Steins-Loeber
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:46
  26. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented need for accessible health care services and significantly accelerated the development processes of telehealth tools for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) early s...

    Authors: Zenghui Ma, Yan Jin, Ruoying He, Qinyi Liu, Xing Su, Jialu Chen, Disha Xu, Jianhong Cheng, Tiantian Zheng, Yanqing Guo, Xue Li and Jing Liu
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:44
  27. Biotechnological syndromes refer to the illnesses that arise at the intersection of human physiology and digital technology. Now that we experience health and illness through so much technology (e.g. wearables...

    Authors: Isabel Straw, Geraint Rees and Parashkev Nachev
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:41
  28. This quasi-experimental study aimed to compare the effectiveness of a digital prevention intervention on work ability, physical health, and mental health with a conventional prevention program for employees wi...

    Authors: Detlef Schmidt, Julian Fritsch, Katharina Feil, Susanne Weyland and Darko Jekauc
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:39
  29. Heart rate variability biofeedback (HRV-BF) can be used for stress management. Recent feasibility studies suggest that delivering HRV-BF in virtual reality (VR) is associated with better user experience (UX) a...

    Authors: Jasmine I. Kerr, Raphael P. Weibel, Mara Naegelin, Andrea Ferrario, Victor R. Schinazi, Roberto La Marca, Christoph Hoelscher, Urs M. Nater and Florian von Wangenheim
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:42
  30. Current health care demonstrates an insufficient provision and utilization of physical exercises despite their recommendation as a first-line treatment in clinical guidelines for patients with knee osteoarthri...

    Authors: Valerie Dieter, Peter Martus, Pia Janssen and Inga Krauss
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:43
  31. In this study, we aimed to describe patient characteristics and medication adherence among medication access mobile application users and nonusers.

    Authors: Ghadah Assiri, Dalal Alabdulkarim, Asrar Alanazi, Sarah Altamimi, Nadin Lafi Alanazi and Wael Khawagi
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:38
  32. Digital decision aids are becoming increasingly common in many areas of healthcare. These aids are designed to involve patients in medical decision making, with the aim of improving patient outcomes while decr...

    Authors: Summer Mengelkoch, Matthew Espinosa, Stephen A. Butler, Laura Joigneau Prieto, Emma Russell, Chris Ramshaw, Shardi Nahavandi and Sarah E. Hill
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:36
  33. Social determinants of health are non-medical factors that influence health outcomes (SDOH). There is a wealth of SDOH information available in electronic health records, clinical reports, and social media dat...

    Authors: Shaina Raza, Elham Dolatabadi, Nancy Ondrusek, Laura Rosella and Brian Schwartz
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:35
  34. Digital interventions are typically evaluated by their effectiveness and engagement, while the characteristics of patients who perceive them to be attractive have remained poorly understood. This challenges us...

    Authors: Lauri Lukka, Antti Salonen, Maria Vesterinen, Veli-Matti Karhulahti, Satu Palva and J. Matias Palva
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:37
  35. Impairments in social cognition are common after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and may have severe negative consequences for patients and their families. Most tests of social cognition have limited ecological v...

    Authors: M Matre, T Johansen, A Olsen, S Tornås, AC Martinsen, A Lund, F Becker, C Brunborg, J Spikman, J Ponsford, D Neumann, S McDonald and M Løvstad
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:34
  36. Virtual patient-to-provider messaging systems such as text messaging have the potential to improve healthcare access; however, little research has used theory to understand the barriers and facilitators impact...

    Authors: Megan M. MacPherson and Shabana Kapadia
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:33
  37. Health professionals are at risk of poor mental health outcomes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Essential Network (TEN) is a blended care mental health support service for Australian health professionals, fu...

    Authors: M. J. Coleshill, D. Alagirisamy, S. Patki, M. Ronksley, M. J. Black, S. Yu, M. Phillips, J. M. Newby, N. Cockayne, J. Tennant, S. B. Harvey, H. Christensen and P. A. Baldwin
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:31
  38. Sexual health is fundamental to the overall health and wellbeing of individuals and to the social and economic development of communities and countries. However, internationally young people endure a dispropor...

    Authors: Clare Bennett, Massirfufulay Kpehe Musa, Judith Carrier, Deborah Edwards, Elizabeth Gillen, Anna Sydor, Catherine Dunn, Kaye Jones-Mahoney, Alex Nute and Daniel Kelly
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:30
  39. Substance use, including the non-medical use of prescription medications, is a global health problem resulting in hundreds of thousands of overdose deaths and other health problems. Social media has emerged as...

    Authors: Shaina Raza, Brian Schwartz, Sahithi Lakamana, Yao Ge and Abeed Sarker
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:29
  40. This paper explores the extent to which the implementation and evaluation of a collaborative care model of face-to-face service delivery for people with severe mental illness was viable during the first UK loc...

    Authors: Julia Frost, Charley Hobson-Merrett, Linda Gask, Michael Clark, Vanessa Pinfold, Humera Plappert, Siobhan Reilly, John Gibson, Deborah Richards, Rebecca Denyer and Richard Byng
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:28
  41. Online infodemics have represented a major obstacle to the offline success of public health interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Offline contexts have likewise fueled public susceptibility to online inf...

    Authors: Joshua Uyheng, Dawn C. Robertson and Kathleen M. Carley
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:27
  42. The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns accelerated the uptake of remote services, however, the integration of teleaudiology into regular clinical practice has been slow, with audiologists reporting...

    Authors: Nicky Chong-White, Paola Incerti, Marisa Poulos and Joseph Tagudin
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:24
  43. Considering the high frequency of respiratory infections among children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the World Health Organization (WHO) developed a pragmatic guideline for managing pneumonia i...

    Authors: Taufique Joarder, Samiun Nazrin Bente Kamal Tune, ASMD Ashraful Islam, Arifa Islam, Arunangshu Dutta Roy, Eric D. McCollum, Harish Nair, Steven Cunningham, Ian Mitra McLane, Mohammod Shahidullah, Abdullah H. Baqui and Salahuddin Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:26

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