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Fruhwirth, V; Enzinger, C; Weiss, E; Schwerdtfeger, A; Gattringer, T; Pinter, D.
[Use of smartphone apps in secondary stroke prevention].
Wien Med Wochenschr. 2020; 170(1-2):41-54 Doi: 10.1007/s10354-019-00707-3 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Führende Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Fruhwirth Viktoria Maria
Pinter Daniela Theresia
Co-Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Enzinger Christian
Gattringer Thomas

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Modifiable risk factors such as hypertension, obesity or smoking have been reported to explain up to 90% of risk for ischemic stroke. Treatment of these risk factors is known to decrease the risk of recurrent stroke events. We performed a computer-based literature research from June to August 2018 using the electronic database PubMed to investigate the effect of smartphone apps on risk factor control for secondary stroke prevention as well as feasibility and patient satisfaction with mobile health. Studies evaluating interventions by smartphone or tablet devices in stroke patients and reported results regarding risk factors, feasibility or patient satisfaction were considered (n = 10). Identified data showed significant improvement regarding the control of risk factors hypertension and diabetes as well as significant improvements of the lifestyle risk factors physical inactivity and obesity. Stroke patients perceive smartphone apps mostly as useful and are open-minded regarding mHealth, provided that these complement rather than replace personal medical care.

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