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Past, Present, and Future of eHealth and mHealth Research to Improve Physical Activity and Dietary Behaviors
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (2016)
  • Corneel Vandelanotte
  • Andre M. Müller, University of Southampton
  • Camille E Short
  • Melanie Hingle, University of Arizona
  • Nicole Nathan, University of Newcastle - Australia
  • Susan L Williams, Central Queensland University, Australia
  • Michael L Lopez, Texas A & M University - College Station
  • Sanjoti Parekh, Griffith University - Australia
  • Carol A Maher, University of South Australia
Abstract
Because physical inactivity and unhealthy diets are highly prevalent, there is a need for cost-effective interventions that can reach large populations. Electronic health (eHealth) and mobile health (mHealth) solutions have shown promising outcomes and have expanded rapidly in the past decade. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the state of the evidence for the use of eHealth and mHealth in improving physical activity and nutrition behaviors in general and special populations. The role of theory in eHealth and mHealth interventions is addressed, as are methodological issues. Key recommendations for future research in the field of eHealth and mHealth are provided.
Keywords
  • behavior change; intervention; diet; nutrition; physical activity
Publication Date
Winter March 8, 2016
DOI
10.1016/j.jneb.2015.12.006
Citation Information
Vandelanotte C, Müller AM, Short CE, Hingle M, Nathan N, Williams SL, et al. Past, present and future or e- & mHealth research to improve physical activity and dietary behaviors. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2016;48(3):219-28.