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Young People's Attitudes and Motivations Toward Social Media and Mobile Apps for Weight Control: Mixed Methods Study

Nikolaou, Charoula Konstantia; Tay, Zoey; Leu, Jodie; Rebello, Salome; Morenga, Lisa Te; van Dam, Rob M; Lean, Michael Ernest John


Background: Effective prevention at a young enough age is critical to halt the obesity epidemic. Mobile health (mHealth) apps would potentially reach large numbers at low-cost. While there is already a profusion of lifestyle apps, they are mostly non-evidence-based and evidently ineffective against rising obesity prevalence.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: JMIR mHealth and uHealth
DOI: 10.2196/11205
Access Rights: Open Access


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