The feasibility and appeal of mobile 'apps' for supporting healthy food purchasing and consumption among socioeconomically disadvantaged women: a pilot study.

  title={The feasibility and appeal of mobile 'apps' for supporting healthy food purchasing and consumption among socioeconomically disadvantaged women: a pilot study.},
  author={Kylie Ball and Jennifer Mouchacca and Michelle Jackson},
  journal={Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals},
  volume={25 2},
  • K. BallJennifer MouchaccaM. Jackson
  • Published 30 September 2014
  • Medicine
  • Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
AIM This pilot study aimed to assess the feasibility and appeal of using existing hand-held mobile technology (iPod or iPad) 'apps' as tools promoting healthy food planning, shopping and eating behaviours among socioeconomically disadvantaged women. METHODS Surveys were administered before and immediately after a 4-week trial of seven currently available iPod or iPad apps, each of which addressed known barriers to healthy eating among socioeconomically disadvantaged women. A convenience… 

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