Using Facebook and text messaging to deliver a weight loss program to college students.

@article{Napolitano2013UsingFA,
  title={Using Facebook and text messaging to deliver a weight loss program to college students.},
  author={Melissa Napolitano and Sharon Hayes and Gary G. Bennett and Allison K Ives and Gary D. Foster},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2013},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={25-31}
}
OBJECTIVE Between 31 and 35% of the college-aged population is overweight or obese, yet few weight loss trials for this population have been conducted. This study examined the feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy of a technology-based 8-week weight loss intervention among college students. DESIGN AND METHODS Students (N = 52) were randomly assigned to one of the three arms: Facebook (n = 17); Facebook Plus text messaging and personalized feedback (n = 18); Waiting List control (n… CONTINUE READING