Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

MindSurf: A pilot study to assess the usability and acceptability of a smartphone app designed to promote contentment, wellbeing, and goal achievement

You need contentment, wellbeing, and goal achievement. What protocols does your doctor have for these needs? ANYTHING AT ALL? Big Whoopee, trying to make you feel better rather than actually address the underlying causes of your lack of  contentment, wellbeing, and goal achievement
https://www.mdlinx.com/family-medicine/medical-news-article/2016/12/13/mental-health-smartphone-app/6979222/? 

 
BMC Psychiatry, 12/13/2016
Carey TA, et al. – A pilot study was conducted to survey the usability and acceptability of receiving Method of Levels (MOL)–style questions via intermittent daily text messages. The findings demonstrate that MindSurf will be a usable and acceptable app.

Methods

  • A pilot study utilizing quantitative as well as qualitative methods and incorporating a repeated measures, A-B design was directed.

Results

  • The 23 members were healthy adult volunteers who were all either undergraduate students, postgraduate students, or staff of the University of Manchester.
  • They got MOL-style questions on their mobile phones over a 1-week period.
  • Qualitative outcomes were encouraging and demonstrated that the format and style of questioning were acceptable to participants and did not lead to increased worry or concern.
  • A one-way, repeated measures ANOVA demonstrated that there was a nonsignificant decrease in scores on the 21-item Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS21) over a 2 week period.
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