Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Online cognitive-behavioral group intervention for adolescents with chronic illness: A pilot study.

Objective: To assess feasibility and explore preliminary effectiveness of an online cognitive-behavioral group intervention (Op Koers Online) to prevent and/or reduce psychosocial problems by teaching use of active coping skills to adolescents (ages 12…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness of an adaptive text messaging intervention for adolescent weight control in primary care.

Objective: Behavioral interventions for adolescent weight control are often difficult to access because they are rarely provided in primary health care. This study was designed to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness of a motivational interviewing plus adaptive text messaging intervention for adolescent weight control delivered in primary care. Methods: Forty-seven overweight adolescents (aged 13–18 years) participated in a single, hour-long, in-person motivational interviewing session in their primary care pediatrician’s office with a clinical psychology doctoral student. All participants monitored diet, physical activity, and weight over 6 months and reported this information nightly via text message. Participants were selected randomly to receive computer-tailored adaptive text messages 3 times per day at mealtimes as an additional intervention component. Results: Participants found the intervention to be acceptable and beneficial for promoting weight-related behavior change. Adherence to self-monitoring was significantly higher in the adaptive text messaging group. Although body mass index z-score (zBMI) change was not significantly different across treatment groups, participants receiving the adaptive text message intervention demonstrated a reduction of .32 zBMI standard deviation units from before to after intervention, t(28) = −2.84, p

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Feasibility and acceptability of an online problem-solving therapy intervention for adolescent and young adult brain tumor survivors.

Objective: To describe the preliminary feasibility and acceptability of a web-based, problem-solving intervention for adolescent and young adult pediatric brain tumor survivors. Methods: With feedback from survivors and stakeholders, we created “A Surv…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Iterative development of a tailored mHealth intervention for adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer.

Objective: Methods for developing mobile health (mHealth) interventions are not well described. To guide the development of future mHealth interventions, we describe the application of the agile science framework to iteratively develop an mHealth inter…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Iterative development of a web-based intervention for families of young children with type 1 diabetes: DIPPer Academy.

Objective: A new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) can be stressful for families as they are expected to learn a large amount of information regarding disease management and treatment in a short period of time. Currently, parents complete dia…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Evaluating the acceptability and validity of assessing pain and posttraumatic stress symptoms in an adaptable eHealth system for school-age children.

Objective: The objective of this study is to provide initial evaluation of the acceptability of a new eHealth system incorporating personalized self-report assessment of multiple health domains in school-age children and assess convergent validity of t…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Coordinated special issues on eHealth/mHealth in pediatric psychology: Introduction to the <em>Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology</em> special issue on development and feasibility of eHealth/mHealth technologies for pediatric psychologists in clinical settings.

Objective: To highlight and disseminate research related to clinical applications of eHealth/mHealth technologies with children, youth, and families. Method: This special issue includes articles that reflect approaches to developing eHealth/mHealth int…

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