e- & mHealth SIG Newsletter
Welcome to our December newsletter
Dear e- & mHealth SIG members,

It's December and 2021 is drawing to a close. This sounds very unreal as I have barely digested 2020. As the world is working its way to turn pandemic to endemic, I feel a sense of relief that soon I can do many things I used to do: teaching in a real classroom, meeting friends, attending conferences in person and going on a trip. Speaking of these things, we have booked a trip across the border to Malaysia. It has never felt so exciting to book a flight that just takes 40 minutes. Fingers crossed we can go!

Before we say 'Bye' to 2021 we have a newsletter in stock you will hopefully enjoy. We highlight a massive scoping review the SIG committee completed and introduce its lead author Dr Melinda Hutchesson. We also provide you with some very recent e- & mHealth publication and give you some details about the 2022 Annual Conference of ISBNPA (we are going hybrid).

Enjoy reading, and have a wonderful festive season!

e- & mHealth SIG Chair
National University of Singapore
In Case You Missed It:
Highlighted e- & mHealth Publication
In this newsletter we would like to highlight the a collaborative project led by the ISBNPA e- & mHealth SIG Committee members.

As you may remember from our October newsletter, we embarked upon TWO scoping reviews of reviews that looked into e- & mHealth interventions targeting diet, physical activity, sedentary behavior, and obesity. The prior newsletter focused on interventions among children and adolescents (available HERE).

In this newsletter, we will highlight the results of the paper that focused on interventions among adults (ages 18+ years). The review is available HERE.

Check out the infographic of the main findings below:
Meet the Lead Author: Melinda Hutchesson
Melinda Hutchesson, PhD
Senior Lecturer (Nutrition and Dietetics)

I am a dietitian and mid-career researcher within the nutrition research program at the University of Newcastle, Australia. My research focuses on mental health promotion, and chronic disease prevention through health behaviour change. I have a specific and unique focus on the transitional young adult life stage, and how to best reach and engage this target group in behaviour change.

We got a chance to catch up with the author about the paper and other exciting happenings around ISBNPA. Here's what she had to say:

1. How did the paper idea come up?
  • Having previously led a couple of key systematic reviews in this space (e.g. Hutchesson et al, 2015 and Neve et al 2010) I was getting regular requests to review very similar systematic review of eHealth interventions. I felt like as a field we needed to take a step back and consider what evidence we have and where the gaps are to better guide evidence synthesis and implementation in this important area. The scoping review idea then evolved with the help of the e&mHealth SIG leadership committee.

2. What tips do you have for future researchers working in collaborative teams across the globe?
  • Find a team of enthusiastic, passionate researchers to work with, and it will make the task easier from the start (i.e. like the e- & mHealth SIG committee!)
  • Maintain good communication throughout the project.
  • Give everyone the opportunity to offer ideas and provide feedback, but remember someone needs to take a leadership role/make decisions.

3. What comments do you have for other researchers thinking about systematic reviews in this area?
  • Please read the recommendations from our scoping review, and ask yourself whether the research question you are hoping to answer from your review is unique or needed. We provided a number of key recommendations for the field to help guide future evidence synthesis.

4. Besides this awesome paper, what else have you been up to recently?
  • I stood down from the e- & mHealth SIG leadership committee in 2020, after 5 years. This was to establish and chair a new ISBNPA Young Adult SIG which focuses on the important young adult (16-35 years) transitional life stage. You can follow the SIG on Twitter: @ISBNPA_YA_SIG or sign up to receive our newsletter. Link to newsletter.

Learn more and follow Dr. Hutchesson here! Link to Bio
Twitter Handle: @MelHutchesson
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Recent e- & mHealth Publications
Theory and Development
  • Noorbergen TJ, Adam MTP, Teubner T, Collins CE. Using Co-design in Mobile Health System Development: A Qualitative Study With Experts in Co-design and Mobile Health System Development. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2021;9(11):e27896. doi: 10.2196/27896. PMID: 34757323. Link here
  • Romeo AV, Edney SM, Plotnikoff RC, et al. Examining social-cognitive theory constructs as mediators of behaviour change in the active team smartphone physical activity program: a mediation analysis. BMC Public Health 2021;21:(88). doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-10100-0. Link here
  • Viana JN, Edney S, Gondalia S, Mauch C, Sellak H, O’Callaghan N, Ryan JC. Trends and gaps in precision health research: a scoping review. BMJ Open 2021;11:e056938. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-056938. Link here

  • Brown A, Sutherland R, Reeves P, Nathan N, Wolfenden L. Cost and Cost Effectiveness of a Pilot m-Health Intervention Targeting Parents of School-Aged Children to Improve the Nutritional Quality of Foods Packed in the Lunchbox. Nutrients. 2021; 13(11):4136. doi: 10.3390/nu13114136. Link here
  • Keum J, Chung MJ, Kim Y, Ko H, Sung MJ, Jo JH, Park JY, Bang S, Park SW, Song SY, Lee HS. Usefulness of Smartphone Apps for Improving Nutritional Status of Pancreatic Cancer Patients: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2021;9(8):e21088. doi: 10.2196/21088. PMCID: 8441607. Link here
  • Widjaja G & Sijabat HH. Study of e-health nutritional interventions on disease patients based on meta-analysis. Food Sci Technol. 2021 Oct 18. https://doi.org/10.1590/fst.68921. Link here

Physical Activity
  • Daryabeygi-Khotbehsara R, Shariful Islam SM, Dunstan D, McVicar J, Abdelrazek M, Maddison R. Smartphone-Based Interventions to Reduce Sedentary Behavior and Promote Physical Activity Using Integrated Dynamic Models: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res 2021 September 13;23(9):e26315. doi: 10.2196/26315. PMID: 34515637. Link here
  • Northcott C, Rachel C, Bogomolova S, Olds T, Vandelanotte C, Plotnikoff R, Maher C. Evaluating the effectiveness of a physical activity social media advertising campaign using Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2021 Apr 7;11(3):870-881. doi:10.1093/tbm/ibaa139. PMID: 33484152. Link here
  • Northcott C, Rachel C, Bogomolova S, Olds T, Vandelanotte C, Plotnikoff R, Maher C. Seasonal differences in the cost and engagement of Facebook advertisements for a physical activity smartphone app. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2021 Jul;35(6):803-808. doi: 10.1177/0890117121997304. PMID: 33641453. Link here
  • Northcott C, Curtis R, Bogomolova S, Olds T, Vandelanotte C, Plotnikoff R, Maher C. Should Facebook advertisements promoting a physical activity smartphone app be image or video-based, and should they promote benefits of being active or the app attributes? Transl Behav Med. 2021 Aug 16. doi:10.1093/tbm/ibab101.Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34398963. Link here
  • Rasera M, Jayasinghe H, Parker F, Short CE, Conroy DE, Jackson B, Dimmock JA, Rhodes RE, de Vries H, Vandelanotte C, Rebar AL. An early phase trial testing the proof of concept for a gamified smartphone app in manipulating automatic evaluations of exercise. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. Advance online publication. 2021. doi: 10.1037/spy0000278. Link here
  • Schoeppe S, Duncan MJ, Plotnikoff RC, Mummery WK, Rebar A, Alley S, To Q, Short CE, Vandelanotte C. Acceptability, usefulness, and satisfaction with a web-based video-tailored physical activity intervention: The TaylorActive randomized controlled trial. J Sport Health Sci. 2021 Sep 3:S2095-2546(21)00098-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jshs.2021.09.001. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34487910. Link here
  • To Q, Duncan MJ, Short C, Plotnikoff R, Mummery K, Schoeppe S, Alley S, Rebar A, Vandelanotte C. Examining Moderators of the Effectiveness of a Web- and Video-based Computer-Tailored Physical Activity Intervention. Preventive Medicine Reports. 2021 Feb 23;22:101336. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101336. PMID: 33732607. Link here
  • To QG, Green C, Vandelanotte C. Feasibility, Usability, and Effectiveness of a Machine Learning–Based Physical Activity Chatbot: Quasi-Experimental Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2021;9(11):e28577. doi: 10.2196/28577. PMID: 34842552. Link here
  • Vandelanotte C, Short CE, Plotnikoff RC, Rebar A, Alley S, Schoeppe S, Canoy DF, Hooker C, Power D, Oldmeadow C, Leigh L, To Q, Mummery WK, Duncan MJ. Are web-based personally-tailored physical activity videos more effective than personally-tailored text-based interventions? Results from the 3-arm randomised controlled TaylorActive trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2021;55:336-343. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-102521. Epub 2020 Nov 3. PMID: 33144346. Link here
  • Western MJ, Armstrong MEG, Islam I. et al. The effectiveness of digital interventions for increasing physical activity in individuals of low socioeconomic status: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2021 Nov 9;18(148). doi: 0.1186/s12966-021-01218. Link here

Multiple Behaviors
  • Cyriac J, Jenkins S, Patten CA, Hayes SN, Jones C, Cooper LA, Brewer LC. Improvements in Diet and Physical Activity–Related Psychosocial Factors Among African Americans Using a Mobile Health Lifestyle Intervention to Promote Cardiovascular Health: The FAITH! (Fostering African American Improvement in Total Health) App Pilot Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2021;9(11):e28024. doi:10.2196/28024. PMID: 34766917. Link here
  • Duncan MJ, Rayward A, Holliday E, Brown WJ, Vandelanotte C, Murawski B, Plotnikoff R. Effect of a physical activity and sleep m-health intervention on a composite activity-sleep behaviour score and mental health: a mediation analysis of two randomised controlled trials. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2021 Mar 25;18(1):45. doi: 10.1186/s12966-021-01112-z. PMID: 33766051. Link here
  • Eysenbach G, Sezgin E, Berman A, Sankaran S, Bendtsen M, Bendtsen P, Henriksson H, Henriksson P, Müssener U, Thomas K, Löf M. The Mobile Health Multiple Lifestyle Behavior Interventions Across the Lifespan (MoBILE) Research Program: Protocol for Development, Evaluation, and Implementation. JMIR Res Prodoc. 2020;9(4). doi: 10.2196/14894.PMID: 32310147. Link here
  • Maenhout L, Peuters C, Cardon G, Compernolle S, Crombez G, Desmet A. Participatory development and pilot testing of an adolescent health promotion chabot. Frontiers in Public Health. 2021 Nov 11;9. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.724779. Link here
  • Seboka BT, Yilma TM, Birhanu AY. Awareness and readiness to use telemonitoring to support diabetes care among care providers at teaching hospitals in Ethiopia: an institution-based cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 2021;11:e050812. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050812 Link here
  • Seboka BT, Tesfahun MY, Abraham Y. Factors influencing healthcare providers’ attitude and willingness to use information technology in diabetes management. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2021;21(1). doi: 10.1186/s12911-021-01398-w. Link here
  • Walsh JC, Richmond J, Mc Sharry J, Groarke A, Glynn L, Kelly MG, Harney O, Groarke JM. Examining the Impact of an mHealth Behavior Change Intervention With a Brief In-Person Component for Cancer Survivors With Overweight or Obesity: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2021;9(7):e24915. doi: 10.2196/24915. Link here

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Join us at the first-ever hybrid ISBNPA Annual Meeting on May 18-21, 2022, in Phoenix, US! You’ll be able to choose the in-person or the online meeting, so everyone has access to this great event no matter where they live or work.

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17 December 2021: Regular Abstract Deadline (EXTENDED)

22 February 2022: Notification of Regular Abstract Acceptance

1 March 2022: Late Breaking Abstract submission deadline

15 March 2022: Notification of Late Breaking Abstract submission acceptance

2 April 2022: Early Bird registration deadline

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Co-Chair: Mavra Ahmed, CAN
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