Here’s a recent literature roundup from PubMed, PsychNet, and Google Scholar for your enjoyment.
This study examined the relationship between one’s perception of their socioeconomic status and one’s perceived health, and how this relationship is influenced by positive and negative interpersonal relationships. Ecological momentary assessment was used so that these relationships and interactions could be examined within the context of real life. The study found that one’s perceived social rank was related to their perceived health, and that positive interpersonal interactions positively influenced this relationship.
Mood variation is known to influence alcohol use and abuse. And, further, response inhibition plays a role in this relationship. This study used ecological momentary assessment to track pre-drinking mood, how it influenced drinking behavior, and how response inhibition influenced this relationship. The study did this by giving the college student participants a stop-signal task to test response inhibition before giving the students a PDA where they recorded their mood and drinking behavior for 21 days. After the study, the data showed that instability in pre-drinking mood and positive mood predicted drinking behavior, except in females with high pre-test response inhibition. However, negative mood was associated with drinking in women with low response inhibition. Acute alcohol use was associated with negative pre-drinking mood and low response inhibition in both genders.
“A Systematic Review of Methods and Procedures Used in Ecological Momentary Assessments of Diet and Physical Activity Research in Youth: An Adapted STROBE Checklist for Reporting EMA Studies (CREMAS).”
Recent advances in mobile technologies allow for more research on youth diet and physical activity. Thirteen studies of youth nutrition and physical activity were examined for EMA competency. Five areas were assessed including (1) sampling and measures, (2) schedule, (3) technology and administration, (4) prompting strategy, and (5) response and compliance. Results from this study review revealed a need for more consistent EMA reporting. Standardized EMA studies on youth will be more effective if they can identify best practices for EMA methodology.