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Smart Phones and Dietary Tracking: A Feasibility Study


Abstract Dietary self-monitoring has been shown to be a predictor of weight loss success and is a prevalent part of behavioral weight control programs. As more weight loss applications have become available on smartphones, this feasibility study investigated whether the use of a smartphone application, or a smartphone memo feature would improve dietary self-monitoring over the traditional paper-and-pencil method. The study also looked at whether the difference in methods would affect weight loss. Forty-seven adults (BMI 25 to 40 kg/m2) completed an 8-week study focused on tracking the difference in adherence to a self-monitoring protocol and subsequent weight loss. Participants owning iPhones (n=17) used the 'Lose It' application (AP) for di... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Cunningham, Barbara Kay (Author) / Wharton, Christopher (Advisor) / Johnston, Carol (Committee member) / Hall, Richard (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Dietary tracking / obese / overweight / Self-monitoring / Smartphone / weight loss
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 105 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Nutrition 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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