Evidence-Based Strategies in Weight Loss Mobile Apps

submitted by: spagoto
Background: Physicians have limited time for weight-loss counseling, and there is a lack of resources to which they can refer patients for assistance with weight loss. Weight-loss mobile applications (apps) have the potential to be a helpful tool, but the extent to which they include the behavioral strategies included in evidence-based interventions is unknown. Purpose: The primary aims of the study were to determine the degree to which commercial weightloss mobile apps include the...
Authors: Sherry Pagoto, Kristin Schneider, Mirjana Jojic, Michelle DeBiasse, Devin Mann

September 20, 2013; Ricky Taira; iDASH External Monthly Webinar

submitted by: ucsd_idash
Defining and Organizing Medical NLP Tasks Ricky Kiyotaka Taira University of California, Los Angeles Abstract: In this talk, we touch on some of the major issues related to building high quality deep understanding medical NLP systems. Given that it is unlikely that any one group can singly develop such a system, it is important to understand how tasks can be factored while maintaining a global master design focused on the latest theories of language to insure the overall system can...

Journal Club Webinar, September 5, Hyeonuei Kim and Son Doan

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PhenDisco: phenotype discovery system for the database of genotypes and phenotypes Son Doan, Ko-Wei Lin, Mike Conway, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Alex Hsieh, Stephanie Feudjio Feupe, Asher Garland, Mindy K Ross, Xiaoqian Jiang, Seena Farzaneh, Rebecca Walker, Neda Alipanah, Jing Zhang, Hua Xu, Hyeoun-Eui Kim J Am Med Inform Assoc doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001882 Hyeon-Eui Kim and Son Doan Division of Biomedical Informatics University of California, San Diego The database of genotypes and...

Geospatial Exposure to Point-of-Sale Tobacco: Real-time craving and smoking-cessation outcomes

submitted by: tomkirchner
Background: Little is known about the factors that drive the association between point-of-sale marketing and behavior, because methods that directly link individual-level use outcomes to real-world point-of-sale exposure are only now beginning to be developed. Purpose: Daily outcomes during smoking cessation were examined as a function of both real-time geospatial exposure to point-of-sale tobacco (POST) and subjective craving to smoke. Methods: Continuous individual geospatial location data...
Authors: Thomas Kirchner, Jennifer Cantrell, Andrew Anesetti-Rothermel, Ollie Ganz, Donna Vallone, David Abrams

The Abductive Approach to Research: Illustration from an Organizational Communication Study

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the seminar on "The Abductive Approach to Research: Illustration from an Organizational Communication Study" by Dr. Jean Saludadez, Assistant Professor Professor and Vice-Chancellor for Finance and Administration, UP Open University on 29 August 2013 during the DEVCOM 299 Seminar Series at the CDC Drama Studio, UPLB, College, Laguna.

08-22-2013 Greg Talavara and Sheila Castañeda

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Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013 Partnership for Epidemiological Research in Hispanic/Latinos: Research Literacy to Consent to Bio-behavioral Longitudinal Research Greg Talavera San Diego State University Sheila Castañeda San Diego State University Abstract: This project targets participants in the Hispanic Community Health Study (HCHS) / Study of Latinos (SOL) through the San Diego Field Center. HCHS/SOL is a prospective, population-based, cohort study designed to examine risk...