Results: 21

For: self-management

Staff views on digital self-management of severe mental illness

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Laura Hemming presents a recent qualitative study of staff views on the use of the Internet and smartphones for digital self-management of severe mental health problems.

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Guided self help and cCBT for OCD: OCTET finds low adherence and uncertain fidelity

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Alan Underwood reports on the new OCTET trial published last week, which fails to find any support for the use of low-intensity guided self-help or computerised CBT for people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

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Peer support for physical health improvement: recovering ‘stolen years’?

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Lucy Simons discusses whether peer support interventions can help to provide physical health improvements for people living with severe mental illness.

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How do young adults with diabetes or mental health problems engage with online health information?

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Sarah Knowles explores a qualitative study of young adults’ perspectives on producing and consuming user-generated content about diabetes and mental health.

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Gamification for health and wellbeing

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Sasha Danilina publishes her debut blog about a recent literature review on the effectiveness of gamification applied to health and wellbeing.

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Behaviour change techniques in smartphone health apps

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Lucas Shelemy presents a recent systematic review on gamification for health promotion, which explores behaviour change techniques in smartphone apps.

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Depression and coronary heart disease: reasons to remain UPBEAT-UK

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Kirsten Lawson summarises the UPBEAT-UK programme of research into the relationship between coronary heart disease and depression and anxiety in primary care patients.

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The impact of community well-being champions in African and Caribbean communities

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Jenny Fisher examines a study seeking to understand the role and the impact of community well-being champions in African and Caribbean communities.

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No proof that 85% of mental health apps accredited by the NHS actually work

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Health Economist Simon Leigh argues that the unregulated world of health apps brings cause for concern as well as celebration. Fear not though, he has some suggestions for what to look out for when downloading apps, which may help whilst you’re waiting for the regulators and accreditors to get their act together.

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What about stretch intensity and position?

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Lesley Dawson considers a systematic review, which investigates how stretch intensity and body position may impact and influence the soft and connective tissue.

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