Maahd Shahzad

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INTRODUCTION In this chapter we propose a mobile application that addresses sustainable weight loss (Limam Mansar & Kekre, 2000) and is culturally and contextually adapted to a Middle Eastern audience. The application implements three levels of support for changing dieters' knowledge, attitude, and motivation to achieve a healthy weight and a healthy(More)
Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic. Qatar, a rapidly developing country in the Middle East, has seen a sharp increase in the prevalence of obesity. The increase can be attributed to several reasons, including sedentary lifestyles imposed by a harsh climate and the introduction of Western fast food. Mobile technologies have been used and studied as a(More)
This paper describes the design of an experiment that tests the e↵ectiveness of mobile applications for a weight loss program. The mobile application combines three modules: a tailored text messaging service, a goal setting and progress monitoring support, and a social network setup to achieve the weight management goals. We describe the design of a(More)
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