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iPhone Applications and Improvement in Weight and Health Parameters: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Abstract Dietary counseling from a registered dietitian has been shown in previous studies to aid in weight loss for those receiving counseling. With the increasing use of smartphone diet/weight loss applications (app), this study sought to investigate if an iPhone diet app providing feedback from a registered dietitian improved weight loss and bio-markers of health. Twenty-four healthy adults who owned iPhones (BMI > 24 kg/m2) completed this trial. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three app groups: the MyDietitian app with daily feedback from a registered dietitian (n=7), the MyDietitian app without feedback (n=7), and the MyPlate feedback control app (n=10). Participants used their respective diet apps daily for 8-weeks while their... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Thompson-Felty, Claudia (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Wharton, Christopher (Committee member) / Levinson, Simin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Behavioral sciences / adherence / diet / dietary tracking / feedback / smartphone / weight loss
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 133 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Nutrition 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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