Patricia Martz

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BACKGROUND Nearly one-third of Canadian children can be categorized as overweight or obese. There is a growing interest in applying e-health approaches to prevent unhealthy weight gain in children, especially in settings that families access regularly. Our objective was to develop and refine an e-health screening, brief intervention, and referral to(More)
In this ongoing work, we present a framework for tracking Twitter usage within the region of Alberta, Canada with the aim of ultimately supporting digital epidemiology tools. We have collected nearly 100,000 verified tweets over a period of 6 months. In addition, we have developed search and visualization tools for trend and geographical spread analysis.
BACKGROUND Parents play a central role in preventing childhood obesity. There is a need for innovative, scalable, and evidence-based interventions designed to enhance parents' motivation to support and sustain healthy lifestyle behaviors in their children, which can facilitate obesity prevention. OBJECTIVE (1) Develop an online screening, brief(More)
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