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dc.contributor.authorSimonato, Pierluigi
dc.contributor.authorBersani, Francesco Saverio
dc.contributor.authorSantacroce, Rita
dc.contributor.authorCinosi, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorSchifano, Fabrizio
dc.contributor.authorBersani, Giuseppe
dc.contributor.authorMartinotti, Giovanni
dc.contributor.authorCorazza, Ornella
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-05T15:58:03Z
dc.date.available2017-07-05T15:58:03Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-28
dc.identifier.citationSimonato , P , Bersani , F S , Santacroce , R , Cinosi , E , Schifano , F , Bersani , G , Martinotti , G & Corazza , O 2017 , ' Can mobile phone technology support a rapid sharing of information on Novel Psychoactive Substances among health and other professionals internationally? ' , Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental , vol. 32 , no. 3 , e2580 . https://doi.org/10.1002/hup.2580
dc.identifier.issn0885-6222
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 11186006
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 2-s2.0-85019985212
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7371-319X/work/98163947
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/18789
dc.descriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Pierluigi Simonato, Grancesco S. Bersani, Rita Santacroce, Eduarco Cinosi, Fabrizio Schifano, Giuseppe Bersani, Giovanni Martinotti, and Ornella Corazza, ‘Can mobile phone technology support a rapid sharing of information on novel psychoactive substances among health and other professionals internationally?’, Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical & Experimental, Vol. 32 (3), e2580, May 2017, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/hup.2580. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. Under embargo. Embargo end date: 31 May 2018.
dc.description.abstractBackground The diffusion of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPSs), combined with the ability of the Internet to act as an online marketplace, has led to unprecedented challenges for governments, health agencies, and substance misuse services. Despite increasing research, there is a paucity of reliable information available to professionals working in the field. The paper will present the pilot results of the first mobile application (SMAIL) for rapid information sharing on NPSs among health professionals. Methods The development of SMAIL was divided into two parts: (a) the creation of the application for registered users, enabling them to send an SMS or email with the name or “street name” of an NPS and receive within seconds emails or SMS with the information, when available and (b) the development of a database to support the incoming requests. Results One hundred twenty-two professionals based in 22 countries used the service over the pilot period of 16 months (from May 2012 to September 2013). Five hundred fifty-seven enquires were made. Users received rapid information on NPSs, and 61% of them rated the service as excellent. Conclusions This is the right time to use mobile phone technologies for rapid information sharing and prevention activities on NPSs.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofHuman Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental
dc.rightsEmbargoed
dc.subjectNovel Psychoactive Substances
dc.subjecteHealth
dc.subjectPublic Health
dc.subjectMobile Phone Application
dc.titleCan mobile phone technology support a rapid sharing of information on Novel Psychoactive Substances among health and other professionals internationally?en
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Clinical Practice, Safe Medicines and Drug Misuse Research
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Postgraduate Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionPsychopharmacology, Drug Misuse and Novel Psychoactive Substances Unit
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Health Services and Clinical Research
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.date.embargoedUntil2018-05-31
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
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dcterms.dateAccepted2017-06-28
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