Adaptive Text Messaging as an Adjunct to Clinical Care

A study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research described a study that was conducted in families with a preschool-aged child recently diagnosed as overweight or obese by their primary care provider. Parents were coached on skills to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors using cognitive behavior therapy. All of the skills were supported using tailored, adaptive text messaging. The novel feature of this program is that the parents helped to create messages that “spoke to them.” Using an automated software application messages were delivered based on desired content, timing, and frequency to support behavior change or skills practice at home. Results a significant increase in parental beliefs in their ability to engage in healthy lifestyles and self-reported healthy lifestyle behaviors. Furthermore, all parents reported the program as being useful, and indicated a desire to have their pediatric primary care incorporate the text messaging as an additional form of communication. JMIR Vol 4, No 1 (2016): Jan-Mar...

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Review: Endnote for iPad

Review: Endnote for iPad

Probably the best reference manager for handling citations in a manuscript in the last few years is EndNote. Well, they just released an iPad version of EndNote. At first look, the app is powerful and has plenty of features. Setting up EndNote is simple and accomplished by logging in to your free EndNote Online account and optionally linking EndNote to Dropbox. The Dropbox integration is a great feature as it allows you to import PDFs directly into the app. The syncing works effectively and references collected on the iPad were easily synced with the web and to a computer. EndNote Videos EndNoteSync, PDFs, and Groups The Browser and Downloads...

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AATP

AATP

Welcome to AATP – the American Association for Technology in Psychiatry The American Association for Technology in Psychiatry, a nonprofit membership organization of physicians and mental health professionals, is dedicated to the development and use of information technology to improve the quality and availability of psychiatric and mental health care. AATP aspires to be our members’ primary forum for association, for accessing colleagues who share interests and ambitions, and for communicating our work and vision. About Us...

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Building Connections

Building Connections

Associations are about collaboration. Sharing ideas and inspiring others to new directions comes about through a professional and social network of individuals from many diverse areas in psychiatry and mental health. AATP offers many opportunities for sharing ideas and collaborating with creative faculty. Education and Research Most of our members are active in academic involvement and are especially interested in ways that technology affects the educational process. Research is an important factor in advancing the field and our members are involved in various projects and we encourage collaboration and networking....

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Exploring Possibilities

Exploring Possibilities

Future Goals Our goals are to promote new development and research in the areas of information technology and informatics in psychiatry and medicine. We hope to accomplish this through educational activities and consultation to our colleagues in the medical and business world. Exploring possibilities generates an endless curiosity that opens up new channels of thought and communication that can lead to new ideas and new solutions.

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