Personalized health, eLearning, and mHealth interventions to improve nutritional status

Gasch, M., Dunleavy, G. J., Kyaw, B. M., Lean, M. E.J. and Nikolaou, C. K. (2016) Personalized health, eLearning, and mHealth interventions to improve nutritional status. Current Nutrition Reports, 5(4), pp. 295-306. (doi:10.1007/s13668-016-0184-4)

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Abstract

Personalised health through nutrition has been made possible by recent advances in technology. We ran a search strategy in July 2016 to identify all existing studies on mobile/eLearning randomized controlled interventions designed to improve diet, nutrition and/or body weight in adults, at individual or community level. A total of 22 studies met the inclusion and exclusion criteria for inclusion. Most studies found that integrations of technology for delivering and personalizing interventions on diet/nutrition and/or body weight were effective in reducing body-weight in overweight/obese populations (n = 8), preventing weight gain n = 4) and improving certain dietary habits (n = 10). The low cost of eHealth/mHealth interventions and their potential to reach large, sometimes hard-to-reach young population sectors makes them attractive targets for upscaling.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lean, Professor Michael
Authors: Gasch, M., Dunleavy, G. J., Kyaw, B. M., Lean, M. E.J., and Nikolaou, C. K.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Current Nutrition Reports
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:2161-3311
ISSN (Online):2161-3311
Published Online:15 October 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York
First Published:First published in Current Nutrition Reports 5(4):295-306
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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