Diabetes Self-Efficacy Scale

Treatment adherence in chronic disease is key. Diabetes, among the most common incurable chronic diseases, is growing fastest in low and middle-income countries. In 2014 8.5% of the world’s population suffers from what was once called “a sugar disease.” With daily medication, dietary changes and continued blood testing require constant management. This 8-item scale was…

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Chronic Disease Self-Efficacy Scales

These scales were developed and tested for the Chronic Disease Self-Management study: – Exercise regularly – Get information on disease – Obtain help from community, family, friends – Communication with physician – Manage disease in general – Do chores – Do social/recreational activities – Manage symptoms – Manage shortness of breath – Control/manage depression

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Software Enabled Clinical Trials

Today, only 5% of the US population participates in clinical research. With the rise of new software tools that make research faster, cheaper, and more accessible and with a forward-looking FDA digital health team, the time is ripe for a clinical trial paradigm shift.

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Apple's ResearchKit: Ready for healthcare or far from useful?

From Healthcare IT News: To date, most ResearchKit apps have yet to support basic study components like managing study visits, connecting with clinical data, creating unique experiences across randomized study arms, issuing treatments and interventions. If Apple wants to overcome this, they will ultimately have to focus on educating researchers in the business of app…

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Unhappy with ResearchKit. Here are Five Good Alternatives

Clinical Research Trends: When ResearchKit was launched in 2015, it was praised as an innovative new mHeath tool. But recently many industry professionals have started to question whether the platform is as relevant today as it once was.If you are looking for an alternative to ReseachKit, the following options may be worth considering.

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What Does the 21st Century Cures Act Mean for Digital Health

In the Business Journals: President Barack Obama finally signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law earlier this month. What does the 21st Century Cures Act mean for digital health? It means better health data interoperability for those who support it and penalties for those who block it.

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ProofPilot and Veritas IRB Partner

From MobiHealthNews: ProofPilot, which makes a platform for designing, deploying and managing research studies, has partnered with Montreal-based Veritas IRB as the company introduces new features to facilitate easier creation or replication of randomized, controlled trials. The ProofPilot “Study Template” will enable those outside of pharma and academia to run scientifically valid studies with automatically…

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