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Opportunities and challenges of using technology to address health disparities.

TitleOpportunities and challenges of using technology to address health disparities.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsRivers BM, Bernhardt JM, Fleisher L, Green BLee
JournalFuture Oncol
Volume10
Issue4
Pagination519-22
Date Published2014 Mar
ISSN1744-8301
KeywordsFemale, Health Services Accessibility, Healthcare Disparities, Humans, Male, Technology, Wireless Technology
Abstract

During a panel presentation at the American Association for Cancer Research Cancer Health Disparities Conference titled 'Opportunities and challenges of using technology to address health disparities', the latest scientific advances in the application and utilization of mobile technology and/or mobile-health (mHealth) interventions to address cancer health disparities were discussed. The session included: an examination of overall population trends in the uptake of technology and the potential of addressing health disparities through such media; an exploration of the conceptual issues and challenges in the construction of mHealth interventions to address disparate and underserved populations; and a presentation of pilot study findings on the acceptability and feasibility of using mHealth interventions to address prostate cancer disparities among African-American men.

DOI10.2217/fon.14.17
Alternate JournalFuture Oncol
PubMed ID24754582
Grant List3P20MD003375-02S1 / MD / NIMHD NIH HHS / United States