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dc.contributor.authorMaon, Siti
dc.contributor.authorEdirippulige, Sisira
dc.contributor.authorWare, Robert
dc.contributor.authorBatch, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-15T03:58:07Z
dc.date.available2017-11-15T03:58:07Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn1357-633X
dc.identifier.doi10.1258/jtt.2011.110306
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/172343
dc.description.abstractWe reviewed web-based interventions for overweight and obesity prevention. A literature search was conducted using seven electronic databases. Manually searched articles were also included. Thirty studies fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Of these, 13 studied physical activity, eight studied dietary practices and nine studied a combination of physical activity and dietary practice. Twenty-eight of the studies (93%) reported positive changes in moderate to vigorous physical activity level, fruit and vegetable intake and psychological factors. A meta-analysis showed there were improvements, though not significant, in fruit and vegetable consumption (standardised mean difference, SMD = 0.61; 95% CI =−0.13 to 1.35) and physical activity (SMD = 0.15; 95% CI =−0.06 to 0.35). The review suggests that web-based interventions are a useful educational tool for increasing awareness and making healthy behaviour changes in relation to an excessive weight gain problem.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom37
dc.relation.ispartofpageto41
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical Engineering not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInformation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0806
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0903
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleThe use of web-based interventions to prevent excessive weight gain
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 SAGE Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorWare, Robert


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