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

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Faculty of Medicine and Health, Westmead Applied Research Centre, The University of Sydney, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
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Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney School of Public Health, Prevention Research Collaboration, Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2006, Australia
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The George Institute for Global Health, The University of New South Wales, Camperdown, NSW 2006, Australia
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Healthcare 2018, 6(3), 70; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare6030070
Received: 4 June 2018 / Revised: 18 June 2018 / Accepted: 19 June 2018 / Published: 21 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary Management of Obesity)
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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 behavior 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, personalization 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 behaviors of adolescents now and in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: engagement; adolescents; obesity; diet; prevention; management engagement; adolescents; obesity; diet; prevention; management
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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.

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