|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|361254||620595||2014||5 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
ObjectiveDietary self-monitoring is linked to improved weight loss success. Mobile technologies, such as smartphone applications (apps), might allow for improved dietary tracking adherence. The authors assessed the use of a popular smartphone app for dietary self-monitoring and weight loss by comparing it with traditional diet counseling and entry methods.MethodsDiet tracking and weight loss were compared across participants during an 8-week weight loss trial. Participants tracked intake using 1 of 3 methods: the mobile app “Lose It!”, the memo feature on a smartphone, or a traditional paper-and-pencil method.ResultsApp users (n = 19) recorded dietary data more consistently compared with the paper-and-pencil group (n = 15; P = .042) but not the memo group (n = 13). All groups lost weight over the course of the study (P = .001), and no difference in weight loss was noted between groups.Conclusions and ImplicationsSmartphone apps could represent a novel and feasible dietary self-monitoring method for individuals.
Journal: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior - Volume 46, Issue 5, September–October 2014, Pages 440–444