Prevention and Health Maintenance
Each year, millions of people die preventable deaths by following behaviors that are detrimental to their health and exposing themselves to risk. Preventive healthcare (or preventive medicine) looks at the factors that keep people from following measures that could prevent problems and ways to encourage better health maintenance. These factors can include a person's environment, genetic predisposition, disease agents and lifestyle choices that put individuals at greater risk for disease.
Diabetes prevention and weight loss with a fully automated behavioral intervention by email, web, and mobile phone: a randomized controlled trial among persons with prediabetes.Block G, Azar KM, Romanelli RJ, Block TJ, Hopkins D, Carpenter HA, Dolginsky MS, Hudes ML, Palaniappan LP, Block CH.
J Med Internet Res. 17(10):e240. doi: 10.2196/jmir.4897.
2015 Oct 23
Current Science on Consumer Use of Mobile Health for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.Burke LE, Ma J, Azar KM, Bennett GG, Peterson ED, Zheng Y, Riley W, Stephens J, Shah SH, Suffoletto B, Turan TN, Spring B, Steinberger J, Quinn CC.
Circulation. pii: CIR.0000000000000232. [Epub ahead of print]
2015 Aug 13
Using citizen scientists to gather, analyze, and disseminate information about neighborhood features that affect active living.Winter SJ, Goldman Rosas L, Padilla Romero P, Sheats JL, Buman MP, Baker C, King AC.
J Immigr Minor Health. [Epub ahead of print]
2015 Jul 17
Virtual small groups for weight management: an innovative delivery mechanism for evidence-based lifestyle interventions among obese men.Azar KM, Aurora M, Wang EJ, Muzaffar A, Pressman A, Palaniappan LP.
Transl Behav Med. 5(1):37-44. doi: 10.1007/s13142-014-0296-6.
2015 Mar 1
A randomized controlled effectiveness trial for PSA screening decision support interventions in two primary care settings.Lewis CL, Adams J, Tai-Seale M, Huang Q, Knowles SB, Nielsen ME, Pignone MP, Walter LC, Frosch DL.
J Gen Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print]
2015 Feb 10