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Strategies to Engage Adolescents in Digital Health Interventions for Obesity Prevention and Management

Version 1 : Received: 4 June 2018 / Approved: 5 June 2018 / Online: 5 June 2018 (11:21:25 CEST)

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Partridge, S.R.; Redfern, J. Strategies to Engage Adolescents in Digital Health Interventions for Obesity Prevention and Management. Healthcare 2018, 6, 70. Partridge, S.R.; Redfern, J. Strategies to Engage Adolescents in Digital Health Interventions for Obesity Prevention and Management. Healthcare 2018, 6, 70.

Journal reference: Healthcare 2018, 6, 70
DOI: 10.3390/healthcare6030070

Abstract

Obesity is one of the greatest health challenges facing today’s adolescents. Dietary interventions are the foundation of obesity prevention and management. As adolescents are digital frontrunners and early adopters of technology, digital health interventions appear the most practical modality for dietary behaviour change interventions. Despite the rapid growth in digital health interventions, effective engagement with adolescents remains a pertinent issue. Key strategies for effective engagement include co-designing interventions with adolescents, personalisation of interventions, and just-in-time adaptation using data from wearable devices. The aim of this paper is to appraise these strategies, which may be used to improve effective engagement and thereby improve the dietary behaviours of adolescents now and in the future.

Subject Areas

engagement; adolescents; obesity; diet; prevention; management

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