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MHealth in practice : mobile technology for health promotion in the developing world / edited by Jonathan Donner and Patricia Mechael
Alternate Title Mobile technology for health promotion in the developing world
London : Bloomsbury Academic, c2013
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 4th Floor  RA427.8 .M4 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Health promotion -- Technological innovations -- Developing countries
Health promotion -- Technological innovations
Cell phones -- Health aspects
Medical instruments and apparatus
Physical Description xiv, 194 p. : ill
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents mHealthy behaviors: engaging researchers and practitioners in a facilitated dialogue on mobile-mediated health behavior change / Patricia Mechael, Jonathan Donner -- State of behavior change initiatives and how mobile phones are transforming it / Ada Kwan, Patricia Mechael, Nadi Nina Kaonga -- mHealthy behavior studies: lessons from a systematic review / Heather Cole-Lewis -- Developing and adapting a text messaging intervention for smoking cessation from New Zealand for the United Kingdom -- Caroline Free -- mHealth hope or hype: experiences from cell-life / Peter Benjamin -- Tele-self-management support for Type 2 Diabetes care: working through public primary care centers in Santiago, Chile / Ilta Lange -- Mobile persuasive messages for rural maternal health / Divya Ramachandran -- Motech / Jessica Osborn -- Experiences from the MediNet Project: the programmer's perspective / Salys Sultan and Permanand Mohan -- Text to change: pioneers in using mobile phones as persuasive technology on health in Africa / Hajo van Beijma and Bas Hoefman -- Freedom HIV/AIDS: mobile phone games for health communication and behavior change / Subhi Quraishi and Hilmi Quraishi -- Adhere.IO / José Gomez-Marquez
Summary There has recently been an explosion of interest around the application of mobile communication technologies to support health initiatives in developing countries (mHealth). As a result, there is a need to promote and share rigorous research for better informed policy, programming, and investment. There are, however, few platforms for the exchange of information and proven practice between practitioners and researchers. The subtopic of prevention, well-being, and health promotion within mHealth is particularly ripe for deeper exploration. While many reports tout the potential of mobiles to influence behaviour change for health, there is limited knowledge about what works (and what does not work), and about how to evaluate current and future programs. This volume identifies best practices in using mobile technologies to promote healthy behaviours (and reduce unhealthy ones) in resource-constrained settings with a special focus on developing countries
Alternate Author Donner, Jonathan
Mechael, Patricia

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