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Comment on “Feasibility of a New Cuffless Device for Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement in Patients With Hypertension: Mixed Methods Study”

Comment on “Feasibility of a New Cuffless Device for Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement in Patients With Hypertension: Mixed Methods Study”

We read the article from Ogink and colleagues [1] describing the use of cuffless blood pressure (BP) measurement for home BP measurement.

Noud van Helmond, Wim J Jongejan, Robert A Hirsh

J Med Internet Res 2020;22(4):e15952


eMindLog: Self-Measurement of Anxiety and Depression Using Mobile Technology

eMindLog: Self-Measurement of Anxiety and Depression Using Mobile Technology

Subjective measures, being self-referential in nature [1], have larger and variable errors in measurement. In mental health, subjective measures provide unique data but come with challenges.

Thomas M Penders, Karl L Wuensch, Philip T Ninan

JMIR Res Protoc 2017;6(5):e98


Web-Based Assessments of Physical Activity in Youth: Considerations for Design and Scale Calibration

Web-Based Assessments of Physical Activity in Youth: Considerations for Design and Scale Calibration

The Journal of Physical Activity & Health published the outcomes of the Measurement of Active and Sedentary Behaviors: Closing the Gaps in Self-Report Methods meeting sponsored by the National Institutes of Health that addressed a series of best practices

Pedro F Saint-Maurice, Gregory J Welk

J Med Internet Res 2014;16(12):e269


Electronic Health Literacy Across the Lifespan: Measurement Invariance Study

Electronic Health Literacy Across the Lifespan: Measurement Invariance Study

Considered a novel framework to examine the measurement and structural properties through a SEM lens [69], a similar statistical approach has been used in measurement studies to examine the properties of eHEALS among baby boomers and older adults [55].The fit

Samantha R Paige, M David Miller, Janice L Krieger, Michael Stellefson, JeeWon Cheong

J Med Internet Res 2018;20(7):e10434


eHealth Literacy 2.0: Problems and Opportunities With an Evolving Concept

eHealth Literacy 2.0: Problems and Opportunities With an Evolving Concept

These challenges and opportunities will now be discussed in light of four papers published in this issue of JMIR [3-6].The eHealth Literacy Concept and eHEALSThe eHealth literacy concept, model and related measurement scale, the eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS

Cameron Norman

J Med Internet Res 2011;13(4):e125


Patients’ Measurement Priorities for Remote Measurement Technologies to Aid Chronic Health Conditions: Qualitative Analysis

Patients’ Measurement Priorities for Remote Measurement Technologies to Aid Chronic Health Conditions: Qualitative Analysis

As an example, remote measurement technology (RMT) can gather data that may enable the early detection of worsening symptoms with the potential to offer rapid interventions. A recent systematic review identified an emergence of studies in this area [4].

Sara Simblett, Faith Matcham, Hannah Curtis, Ben Greer, Ashley Polhemus, Jan Novák, Jose Ferrao, Peter Gamble, Matthew Hotopf, Vaibhav Narayan, Til Wykes, Remote Assessment Of Disease And Relapse – Central Nervous System (RADAR-CNS) Consortium

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2020;8(6):e15086


Is a Ratio Scale Assumption for Physician Ratings Justified? Comment on “What Patients Value in Physicians: Analyzing Drivers of Patient Satisfaction Using Physician-Rating Website Data”

Is a Ratio Scale Assumption for Physician Ratings Justified? Comment on “What Patients Value in Physicians: Analyzing Drivers of Patient Satisfaction Using Physician-Rating Website Data”

Ratio scale level is a concept defined in the representational theory of measurement [2]. According to this theory, measurement means assigning numbers to objects so that the numerical relations reflect the empirical relations between objects.

Uwe Konerding

J Med Internet Res 2020;22(10):e18289


Construct Validity of the eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) Among Two Adult Populations: A Rasch Analysis

Construct Validity of the eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) Among Two Adult Populations: A Rasch Analysis

Approximately 8.3%-9.7% of the sample had ability levels that eHEALS could not capture (n=30-35).DiscussionPrincipal FindingsOverall, eHEALS is a reliable and consistent measurement tool for perceived measurement of eHealth literacy.

Jennifer Nguyen, Michael Moorhouse, Barbara Curbow, Juliette Christie, Kim Walsh-Childers, Sabrina Islam

JMIR Public Health Surveill 2016;2(1):e24