Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome

Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome
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ISSN: 2161-1017

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Wendy Scinta

Wendy Scinta

Upstate Medical University, 6800 East Genesee Street - Suite 1501, Fayetteville, NY 13066, New York

  • Review Article
    Increased Interaction with Weight Loss App Increases Likelihood of Sustained Weight Loss
    Author(s): William D. Grant and Wendy ScintaWilliam D. Grant and Wendy Scinta

    Weight loss is difficult for individuals achieve and even harder to maintain. Two investigations including an independent analysis of data derived from a comprehensive smart phone app specifically designed to address National Weight Control Registry long-term success strategies and motivational mobile application success characteristics have demonstrated that those patients who interact with the app on a regular basis - which includes the provision of feedback to the individual’s medical care team- result in significant weight loss and the sustaining of that loss. Motivational attributes may be assessed through analysis of the daily regularity of interactions with the app. It is not the number of interactions that matter, rather that there is logging, accountability and two-way communication between the patient and the care team... Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-1017.1000210

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