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Effectivity of a mHealth intervention for individuals with obesity: a study protocol for a controlled intervention study

Fritsch, Julian 1; Feil, Katharina 1; Weyland, Susanne 1; Schmidt, Detlef 1; Jekauc, Darko 1
1 Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Obesity is considered an epidemic problem with an increasing number of individuals affected. The physical and psychological complaints associated with obesity point to the importance of implementing effective interventions. Innovative mHealth applications appear to be promising in helping provide a continuous and flexible support during the intervention. Since research on mHealth interventions is still relatively sparse, the main goal of the current study is to assess the effectiveness of an mHealth obesity intervention in terms of weight reduction, health behaviours as well as health-related quality of life. In addition, the study aims to investigate various psychological explicit and implicit processes associated with physical activity behaviour.

The study includes quantitative and qualitative methods. Regarding the quantitative methods, the goal is to recruit up to 450 individuals at baseline in different obesity centres across Germany with some of these centres offering an mHealth intervention. All individuals who agree to take part in the mHealth intervention will be assigned to the intervention group, while all other individuals will be assigned to the control group. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000138024
Veröffentlicht am 28.09.2021
DOI: 10.1186/s13102-021-00337-6
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2052-1847, 1758-2555
KITopen-ID: 1000138024
Erschienen in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
Verlag Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
Band 13
Heft 1
Seiten 112
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