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Development and efficacy testing of a social network-based competitive application for weight loss

Lee J, Kim J
Used Parameters : PBF

Publication Year : 2015

Country : Korea

Journal : Telemedicine and e-Health

Introduction: Although a lot of people continuously try to lose weight, the obesity rate has remained high: 36.9% of males and 38.0% of females worldwide in 2013. This suggests the need for a new intervention. Materials and Methods: In this study, we designed a smartphone application, With U, to aid weight loss by using an offline social network of friends and an online social network, Facebook. To determine the effects of With U, this study was designed as a one-group pretest–posttest design. Overweight, obese, and …
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