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JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting (JPP) is a new sister journal of JMIR (the leading open-access journal in health informatics (Impact Factor 2016: 5.175), with a unique focus on technologies, medical devices, apps, engineering, informatics applications for patient/parent education in pediatrics, training/counselling and behavioral interventions, preventative interventions and clinical care for children and adolescent populations or child-parent dyads. JPP recognizing that pediatrics in the 21st century should be a participatory process, involving parents and informal caregivers, and using information and communication technologies.
As open access journal we are read by clinicians and patients alike and have (as all JMIR journals) a focus on readable and applied science reporting the design and evaluation of health innovations and emerging technologies. We publish original research, viewpoints, and reviews (both literature reviews and medical device/technology/app reviews).
During a limited period of time, there are no fees to publish in this journal. Articles are carfully copyedited and XML-tagged, ready for submission in PubMed Central.
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Background: Concern over childhood obesity has driven research to focus on prevention and intervention strategies to curb the epidemic. Parental factors like efficacy have gained attention as this con...
Background: Concern over childhood obesity has driven research to focus on prevention and intervention strategies to curb the epidemic. Parental factors like efficacy have gained attention as this concept is grounded in behavioral change research. Studies have linked self-efficacy to improved child health behaviors like eating a more nutritious diet and engaging increased physical activity. This leads to a need to examine parental efficacy literature to examine its relationship to childhood obesity. Objective: This review sought to understand how parental self-efficacy has been described in the literature, what scales have been used to measure it, and if it is linked to improvements in child weight or health outcomes. Methods: Six databases including the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, CINAHL, PubMed, Psychinfo, EBSCOhost, and Onesearch were searched for original research studies examining parental self-efficacy and child health measures like diet, activity, or weight. Results: Only 16 articles were found that met criteria. This limited research did showcase that higher parental self-efficacy levels are linked to positive effects, especially regarding improved child diet. There is also evidence of an inverse relationship between higher self-efficacy and lower child weights and higher self-efficacy and improved child activity levels, though this was not uniformly found. This review also showcased significant variance in how self-efficacy is measured and how it is used within studies. Conclusions: Connections between parental self-efficacy and child healthy behaviors has been established in multiple studies. However, this remains an under-examined area that needs further study to understand how it can be used to improve interventions.
Background: Mobile health technologies have potential to improve self-management and care coordination of pediatric chronic diseases requiring complex care, such as cystic fibrosis. Barriers to implem...
Background: Mobile health technologies have potential to improve self-management and care coordination of pediatric chronic diseases requiring complex care, such as cystic fibrosis. Barriers to implementation have included a lack of support and infrastructure to use mHealth in the clinical microsystem. Coproducing mHealth technology with patients, clinicians, and designers may increase the likelihood of successful integration in the clinical setting. Objective: This study explored the development, adoption and integration of a new, coproduced mHealth platform (Genia) for the management of pediatric cystic fibrosis in Sweden. Methods: A retrospective, qualitative case study approach was used. The case was defined as the process of introducing and using Genia at the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center at Skåne University Hospital in Lund, Sweden. Data sources included interviews, presentations, meeting notes, and other archival documents created between 2014-2017. To be included, data sources must have described or reflected upon the Genia adoption process. Iterative content analysis of data source materials was conducted by two qualitatively trained researchers to derive themes characterizing the mHealth clinical adoption process. Results: Four core themes characterized successful clinical integration of Genia at Lund: a cultural readiness to use mHealth; the use of weekly huddles to foster momentum and rapid iteration; engagement in incremental “Genia Talk” to motivate patient adoption; and a co-design approach toward pediatric chronic care. Conclusions: Principles of quality improvement, relational coordination, user-centered design, and coproduction facilitate the integration of mHealth technology into clinical care systems for pediatric CF care. Clinical Trial: Not applicable