Adherence to a Smartphone Application for Weight Loss Compared to Website and Paper Diary: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

@inproceedings{Johnston2013AdherenceTA,
  title={Adherence to a Smartphone Application for Weight Loss Compared to Website and Paper Diary: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={Jeanne Johnston and Saurabh Sethi and Donna Spruijt-Metz and Michelle C Carter and Victoria J Burley and Camilla Nykjaer and Janet E Cade},
  booktitle={Journal of medical Internet research},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND There is growing interest in the use of information communication technologies to treat obesity. An intervention delivered by smartphone could be a convenient, potentially cost-effective, and wide-reaching weight management strategy. Although there have been studies of texting-based interventions and smartphone applications (apps) used as adjuncts to other treatments, there are currently no randomized controlled trials (RCT) of a stand-alone smartphone application for weight loss… CONTINUE READING
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