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Information and communication technology in obesity

Suset Dueñas, María Arnoriaga, Alberto Brizuela, Nikhyl Jhangiani, Ronald Gambino, James B. Young, Bartolome Burguera
2017 Integrative Obesity and Diabetes  
The purpose of this brief review is to evaluate the scientific evidence supporting the usefulness of information and communication technology in the management of obesity in clinical practice.  ...  Obesity is a chronic disease resulting from continuous positive energy balance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than one-third of US adults have obesity [1] .  ...  Based on these outcomes they concluded that there is no clear evidence that technology-based interventions decrease obesity in adolescents, in part due to the short-term follow up and the wide range of  ... 
doi:10.15761/iod.1000184 fatcat:nebc2dyxcjdhjei2tbxvvoulsy

Strategies to Engage Adolescents in Digital Health Interventions for Obesity Prevention and Management

Stephanie Partridge, Julie Redfern
2018 Healthcare  
prevention of obesity and maintenance of weight-loss in adolescents.  ...  Obesity is one of the greatest health challenges facing today's adolescents. Dietary interventions are the foundation of obesity prevention and management.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflicts of interest in this work.  ... 
doi:10.3390/healthcare6030070 pmid:29933550 fatcat:t24vqkqv7ndz3ldv5tjivm76ke

An Internet Obesity Prevention Program for Adolescents

Robin Whittemore, Sangchoon Jeon, Margaret Grey
2013 Journal of Adolescent Health  
Prevention is widely advocated as an important strategy to address the rising prevalence of obesity in adolescents 6,7,8 as once youth become obese, treatment is difficult. 9 School-based obesity prevention  ...  Schools also have an existing infrastructure to integrate obesity prevention education into the curriculum.  ...  Benefits of multimedia obesity prevention programs include the ability to present content in an engaging and interactive format that is part of the world of today's adolescents, to provide individualized  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.07.014 pmid:23299003 pmcid:PMC3608746 fatcat:qpup7nuqsfa7piepm6pkdqspse

Health Behavior Change for Obesity Management

Pedro J. Teixeira, Marta M. Marques
2017 Obesity Facts  
Health behavior change is central in obesity management.  ...  This short review provides an overview of advances in behavior change science theories and methods, focusing on obesity management, and includes a discussion of the main challenges imposed by this research  ...  [39] point to the potential beneficial effects of self-monitoring and personalized feedback, and Sherrington and colleagues [40] found that internet-delivered weight loss interventions providing personalized  ... 
doi:10.1159/000484933 pmid:29237167 pmcid:PMC5836178 fatcat:nisd4alb3jhbxi7rlynj55q4gm

Behavioral Treatment of Obesity

Meghan L. Butryn, Victoria Webb, Thomas A. Wadden
2011 Psychiatric Clinics of North America  
This paper provides an overview of the structure and principles of behavioral weight loss treatment. The short-and long-term effectiveness of this approach is reviewed.  ...  or higher who have weight-related comorbidities. 1 Behavioral treatment should be the first line of intervention for overweight and obese individuals. 1 This paper first provides an overview of the structure  ...  Acknowledgments The authors thank Stephanie Kerrigan and Caroline Moran for their assistance in manuscript preparation. Preparation of this review was supported, in part, by grant K24-DK065018 to Dr.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.psc.2011.08.006 pmid:22098808 pmcid:PMC3233993 fatcat:6akpaa7bxfcstlhdo5oh665354

Digital Therapeutics for Obesity and Eating-Related Problems

Meelim Kim, Hyung Jin Choi
2021 Endocrinology and Metabolism  
Since lifestyle modification is the cornerstone of the management of obesity and eating behavior problems, digital therapeutics (DTx) represent a powerful and easily accessible treatment modality.  ...  These technologies allow us to monitor and manage our physical and mental health in our daily lives.  ...  The role of a health coach A health coach is a person who delivers an evidence-based intervention to users.  ... 
doi:10.3803/enm.2021.107 pmid:33761233 pmcid:PMC8090472 fatcat:y2onmmqq35d5tcg66esa5jjncm

mHealth technologies in the management of obesity: a narrative review

Margaret Allman-Farinelli, Juliana Chen
2017 Smart Homecare Technology and TeleHealth  
Introduction The world is in the midst of an obesity pandemic.  ...  A discussion of the scope of the existing evidence for the effectiveness of the different types of mHealth in the management of obesity using case studies is provided later in the paper.  ...  , open access online journal publishing original research, reviews, editorials and commentaries on the application of technology to support people and patients at home and in assisted living centers to  ... 
doi:10.2147/shtt.s115249 fatcat:fnjv3z44vfe55asdzaketn7ouu

eHealth interventions for the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults: a systematic review with meta-analysis

M. J. Hutchesson, M. E. Rollo, R. Krukowski, L. Ells, J. Harvey, P. J. Morgan, R. Callister, R. Plotnikoff, C. E. Collins
2015 Obesity Reviews  
The findings support the use of eHealth interventions as a 16 treatment option for obesity, but there is insufficient evidence for the effectiveness of eHealth 17 interventions for weight loss maintenance  ...  or weight gain prevention. 18 and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults.  ...  review highlights the diversity of the ways in which technology is 5 being used for the treatment and prevention of obesity among adults.  ... 
doi:10.1111/obr.12268 pmid:25753009 fatcat:g5uqizuxrfe75g4f46h36tkwa4

Sedentary behavior: target for change, challenge to assess

M Rosenberger
2012 International Journal of Obesity Supplements  
An optimal activity profile will include minimal amounts of sedentary behavior, in addition to regular physical activity and healthy sleep patterns.  ...  The relationship between sedentary behavior and obesity is complex and not well understood, but the increased risk of disease due to sedentary behavior may be even greater in obese patients.  ...  Publication of this supplement was partially supported by Nutrilite Health Institute with an unrestricted educational contribution to Stanford Prevention Research Center.  ... 
doi:10.1038/ijosup.2012.7 pmid:25089191 pmcid:PMC4109084 fatcat:srqfv6s3ineblpnxlefo75nnwm

Countering obesity in Scotland

Julie Griffiths
2008 Independent Nurse  
Active2Gether will take advantage of 3 rd generation tailored interventions that can measure PA in an objective way, provide real-time feedback and include social support.  ...  The presentation provided an overview of the levels of pre-obesity and obesity in the region and in particular in the EU27 countries (in total and by age groups).  ... 
doi:10.12968/indn.2008.2.5.75788 fatcat:aha3txflsjd4blnyw27pyw4tmi

Prevention and Treatment [chapter]

2013 Childhood Obesity  
The Role of Mass Media Campaigns in Reducing High-Risk Drinking among College Students William  ...  The research also suggests that in-person feedback and interpersonal interaction may not be essential to the success of brief motivational enhancement.  ...  There is a larger body of research on individual-and group-focused approaches in college populations than there is for environmental strategies.  ... 
doi:10.1201/b16340-15 fatcat:ajaw5nbp3jdp7hpxnopo4hfq2q

mHealth approaches to child obesity prevention: successes, unique challenges, and next directions

Eleanor B Tate, Donna Spruijt-Metz, Gillian O'Reilly, Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, Marientina Gotsis, Mary Ann Pentz, Genevieve F Dunton
2013 Translational Behavioral Medicine  
Childhood obesity continues to be a significant public health issue. mHealth systems offer state-of-the-art approaches to intervention design, delivery, and diffusion of treatment and prevention efforts  ...  Implications for health practitioners include monitoring, assessing, and providing feedback to child obesity program designers about users' data transfer issues, perceived security and privacy, sedentary  ...  The authors would like to thank two anonymous reviewers for their constructive feedback.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13142-013-0222-3 pmid:24294329 pmcid:PMC3830013 fatcat:hpdjd366frathmmrveaxuq6dim

Health-E-Call, a Smartphone-Assisted Behavioral Obesity Treatment: Pilot Study

J Graham Thomas, Rena R Wing
2013 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
However, BWL is an intensive treatment that is costly and not widely available.  ...  Smartphones may be a useful tool for promoting adherence to key aspects of BWL, such as self-monitoring, thereby facilitating weight loss while reducing the need for intensive in-person contact.  ...  Acknowledgments This study was funded by an Early-Career Research Grant from The Obesity Society.  ... 
doi:10.2196/mhealth.2164 pmid:25100672 pmcid:PMC4114436 fatcat:q45l7pklpbcwhc5uj6qybc53yu

Behavior therapy for obesity: where are we now?

David B Sarwer, Amy von Sydow Green, Marion L Vetter, Thomas A Wadden
2009 Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Obesity  
Studies that investigated the efficacy of new technologies to provide lifestyle modification, such as web-based delivery, also were examined.  ...  Purpose of review To describe the short-term and long-term results of lifestyle modification for obesity.  ...  Acknowledgements The preparation of this article was supported, in part, by grant numbers R01-DK072452 and R01-DK080738 from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Diabetes  ... 
doi:10.1097/med.0b013e32832f5a79 pmid:19623061 fatcat:k27agvnq2raz7evafgxx5xegau

Research trends in obesity & obesogenic environments in Korea

Myoungsook Lee
2019 Nutrition Research and Practice  
Since there were only 17% patents related to the mechanism of preventing obesity in 7,951 Korean patents related to obesity, new paradigms of technologies to dominate the global obesity markets are needed  ...  Although the rate of obesity in Korea is currently lower than in other developed countries according to WHO criteria, without adequate governmental intervention, obesity rates will approach those of the  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Contents presented at the International Symposium for Prevention Policy of Obesity at 21 th of June, 2018, jointly organized by the Korea Agricultural Promotion Agency, the Korean Society  ... 
doi:10.4162/nrp.2019.13.6.461 pmid:31814921 pmcid:PMC6883237 fatcat:r5zli6ukgng4vfb7k22leczf2e
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