Mobile phones have become indispensable not only for young people, but also for older generations, with their current use extending far beyond making calls or texting in low-, mid-, and high-income countries. There are millions of mobile applications (apps) now available for different purposes, including health promotion, which has led to a new concept and opportunity of individual screening, diagnosis, and follow-up, globally labeled as mHealth by the World Health Organization (WHO).
1mHealth can be used to implement healthy lifestyle interventions, such as delivering feedback on an individual's daily physical activity levels through their smartphones or wearable devices.
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Feasibility and acceptability of a wearable technology physical activity intervention with telephone counseling for mid-aged and older adults: A randomized controlled pilot trial.
JMIR mHealth uHealth. 2017; 5: e28
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Published online: July 25, 2018
P.L.V. is supported by a predoctoral contract granted by the University of Alcalá (FPI2016). J.S.M. is supported by a predoctoral contract granted by Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (FPU14/03435).
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