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An economic evaluation of adaptive e-learning devices to promote weight loss via dietary change for people with obesity

Miners, A; Harris, J; Felix, L; Murray, E; Michie, S; Edwards, P; (2012) An economic evaluation of adaptive e-learning devices to promote weight loss via dietary change for people with obesity. BMC Health Services Research , 12 , Article 190. 10.1186/1472-6963-12-190. Green open access

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Abstract

The prevalence of obesity is over 25 % in many developed countries. Obesity is strongly associated with an increased risk of fatal and chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Therefore it has become a major public health concern for many economies. E-learning devices are a relatively novel approach to promoting dietary change. The new generation of devices are 'adaptive' and use interactive electronic media to facilitate teaching and learning. E-Learning has grown out of recent developments in information and communication technology, such as the Internet, interactive computer programmes, interactive television and mobile phones. The aim of this study is to assess the cost-effectiveness of e-learning devices as a method of promoting weight loss via dietary change.

Type: Article
Title: An economic evaluation of adaptive e-learning devices to promote weight loss via dietary change for people with obesity
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-190
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-12-190
Language: English
Additional information: © 2012 Miners et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. PMCID: PMC3438094
Keywords: Body Mass Index, Computer-Assisted Instruction, Female, Health Promotion, Humans, Internet, Male, Obesity, User-Computer Interface, Weight Loss
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Primary Care and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1376080
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