EatSmart, a Web-Based and Mobile Healthy Eating Intervention for Disadvantaged People With Type 2 Diabetes: Protocol for a Pilot Mixed Methods Intervention Study
Nazgol Karimi, David Crawford, Rachelle Opie, Ralph Maddison, Stella O'Connell, Peter Shane Hamblin, Ashley Huixian Ng, Cheryl Steele, Bodil Rasmussen, Kylie Ball
JMIR Research Protocols | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: People of low socioeconomic position (SEP) are disproportionately affected by type 2 diabetes (T2D), partly due to unhealthy eating patterns that contribute to inadequate disease self-management and prognosis. Digital technologies have the potential to provide a suitable medium to facilitate diabetes education, support self-management, and address some of the barriers to healthy eating, such as lack of nutritional knowledge or shopping or cooking skills, in this target group. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to test the feasibility, appeal, and potential effectiveness of EatSmart, a 12-week, evidence-based, theoretically grounded, fully automated web-based and mobile-delivered healthy ..View full abstract
We are grateful to Diabetes Australia for the Diabetes Australia Research Program grant to support this work and the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University. Each named author has contributed to conducting the underlying research and drafting this manuscript.