Bree Holtz

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BACKGROUND This study sought to understand the most common uses and functions of mobile phones in monitoring and managing diabetes, their potential role in a clinical setting, and the current state of research in this area. METHODS We identified peer-reviewed articles published between 2000 and 2010. Twenty-one articles were analyzed for this systematic(More)
BACKGROUND mHealth is enjoying considerable interest and private investment in the United States. A small but growing body of evidence indicates some promise in supporting healthy behavior change and self-management of long-term conditions. The unique benefits mobile phones bring to health initiatives, such as direct access to health information regardless(More)
Obesity is a significant health problem among Veterans who receive care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, as it is for so many other Americans. Veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) experience a myriad of chronic conditions, which can make it difficult to maintain a physically active lifestyle. This pilot(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with chronic conditions can improve their health through participation in self-care programs. However, awareness of and enrollment in these programs are generally low. OBJECTIVE We sought to identify factors influencing patients' receptiveness to a referral for programs and services supporting chronic disease management. METHODS We(More)
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