Twitter-Delivered Behavioral Weight-Loss Interventions: A Pilot Series

@inproceedings{Pagoto2015TwitterDeliveredBW,
  title={Twitter-Delivered Behavioral Weight-Loss Interventions: A Pilot Series},
  author={Sherry L. Pagoto and Molly E. Waring and Kristin L. Schneider and Jessica L Oleski and Effie Olendzki and Rashelle B Hayes and Bradley M Appelhans and Matthew C. Whited and Andrew M. Busch and Stephenie C. Lemon},
  booktitle={JMIR research protocols},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Lifestyle interventions are efficacious at reducing risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease but have not had a significant public health impact given high cost and patient and provider burden. OBJECTIVE Online social networks may reduce the burden of lifestyle interventions to the extent that they displace in-person visits and may enhance opportunities for social support for weight loss. METHODS We conducted an iterative series of pilot studies to evaluate the feasibility… CONTINUE READING
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