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Internet-based adherence interventions for treatment of chronic disorders in adolescents.

Overview of attention for article published in Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, June 2015
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Title
Internet-based adherence interventions for treatment of chronic disorders in adolescents.
Published in
Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, June 2015
DOI 10.2147/ahmt.s56065
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Michael Farhangian, Steven Feldman, Bass Alexandria

Abstract

Treatment adherence is a ubiquitous challenge in medicine, particularly in the adolescent population with chronic disorders. Web-based adherence interventions may be particularly useful in adolescents, due to their familiarity with and frequent use of the Internet. To review web-based interventions used to improve adherence to medication in adolescent patients with chronic disorders. A PubMed search was performed for full-text, English, clinical trials in adolescents using keywords "adherence" or "compliance", "Internet" or "web", and "treatment" from inception until November 2014. Articles were selected if they involved using the Internet to provide support to adolescents to help improve their adherence to treatment, excluding those focused on solely providing medical services through the Internet and articles focusing on preventative care, rather than treatment of an illness. Fourteen studies were found concentrating on chronic adolescent disorders. Interventions included online surveys, physician chat lines, monitoring programs, and interactive programs. All interventions experienced either greater improvement in adherence or another disease control measure or no statistically significant difference compared with the control group (in-clinic visits). Few clinical trials studying web-based interventions to improve adherence in adolescents were found. Due to not having one standard outcome measured in all of the studies, it was also difficult comparing the effectiveness of the interventions. Web-based interventions play a role in improving adherence in adolescents with chronic disorders by being more time saving and cost effective compared with in-clinic visits. Further research focusing on adherence interventions using the Internet is necessary to determine the ideal ways of utilizing the Internet to improve adherence in adolescents with chronic disorders.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 17%
Researcher 2 17%
Professor 1 8%
Student > Bachelor 1 8%
Other 2 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 4 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 33%
Unspecified 2 17%
Psychology 1 8%
Social Sciences 1 8%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 July 2015.
All research outputs
#843,575
of 5,376,712 outputs
Outputs from Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
#1,726
of 15,865 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#37,981
of 176,792 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
#45
of 716 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 5,376,712 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 84th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 15,865 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.4. This one has done well, scoring higher than 89% of its peers.
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