Journal article

Evaluating an Internet weight loss program for diabetes prevention

MR McCoy, D Couch, ND Duncan, GS Lynch

HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2005

Abstract

Being overweight or obese is a major risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes but weight loss through lifestyle interventions can markedly reduce its incidence. The Internet provides an opportunity for the development and implementation of lifestyle intervention programs that promote self-managed behavioural change. We developed an online weight loss program emphasizing physical activity and dietary modifications and conducted a short-term qualitative evaluation of it, examining participant recruitment from the general public, website usage and satisfaction and use of self-reported health risk appraisal records. From a total of 808 registered participants who accessed the online services, ..

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