Recent advances in internet-delivered, evidence-based weight control programs for adults

Rebecca Krukowski, Delia Smith West, Jean Harvey-Berino

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Abstract

With the explosion of Internet accessibility, online delivery offers potential for significantly greater reach of evidence-based obesity treatment programs for adults. Online behavioral weight control has been shown to produce significant weight loss, with more recent programs demonstrating larger losses and general consumer satisfaction. A growing literature indicates several program parameters that may offer greatest engagement in online obesity interventions and better weight loss outcomes, including interactive, dynamic Web site features and synchronous counselor contact, although this research is in the early stages, and a clear picture of the essential components for the most effective online obesity program remains to be determined. Further research is required to enhance weight loss outcomes, determine cost-effectiveness of Internet-delivered programs, and identify the individuals most likely to benefit from treatment in this format.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-189
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Diabetes Science and Technology
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Recent advances in internet-delivered, evidence-based weight control programs for adults. / Krukowski, Rebecca; West, Delia Smith; Harvey-Berino, Jean.

In: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 1, 01.01.2009, p. 184-189.

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