Nasser F. BinDhim

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Smartphone applications (apps) have the potential to be valuable self-help interventions for depression screening. However, information about their feasibility and effectiveness and the characteristics of app users is limited. The aim of this study is to explore the uptake, utilization, and characteristics of voluntary users of an(More)
BACKGROUND Smartphone use is growing worldwide. While hundreds of smoking cessation apps are currently available in the app stores, there is no information about who uses them. Smartphones also offer potential as a research tool, but this has not previously been explored. OBJECTIVE This study aims to measure and compare the uptake of a smoking cessation(More)
INTRODUCTION In a previous study exploring the feasibility of a smoking cessation application (app), we found that about 77% of the respondents from three countries were ready to quit in the next 30 days without significant differences between countries in terms of age, operating system and number of quitting attempts. However, the efficacy of smartphone(More)
BACKGROUND The greatest potential to reduce the burden of stroke is by primary prevention of first-ever stroke, which constitutes three quarters of all stroke. In addition to population-wide prevention strategies (the 'mass' approach), the 'high risk' approach aims to identify individuals at risk of stroke and to modify their risk factors, and risk,(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of disease screening is to encourage high-risk subjects to seek health care diagnosis and treatment. Mobile phone apps can effectively screen mental health conditions, including depression. However, it is not known how effective such screening methods are in motivating users to discuss the obtained results of such apps with health(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Therefore, researchers are constantly exploring new ways to promote smoking cessation. Mobile health (mHealth) technologies could be effective cessation tools. Despite the availability of commercial quit-smoking apps, little research to date has examined(More)
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) affected 1,621 patients worldwide, with a 36% mortality rate by the end of 2015. The highest number of cases was recorded in Saudi Arabia, the location for Hajj pilgrimage. Hajj is the largest annual mass gathering worldwide, with 2–3 million visitors; another 5 million also visit Makkah and Madinah(More)
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