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The Dietary Intervention to Enhance Tracking with Mobile Devices (DIET Mobile) Study: A 6-Month Randomized Weight Loss Trial

Overview of attention for article published in Obesity, June 2017
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Title
The Dietary Intervention to Enhance Tracking with Mobile Devices (DIET Mobile) Study: A 6-Month Randomized Weight Loss Trial
Published in
Obesity, June 2017
DOI 10.1002/oby.21889
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Authors

Gabrielle M. Turner-McGrievy, Sara Wilcox, Alycia Boutté, Brent E. Hutto, Camelia Singletary, Eric R. Muth, Adam W. Hoover

Abstract

To examine the use of two different mobile dietary self-monitoring methods for weight loss. Adults with overweight (n = 81; mean BMI 34.7 ± 5.6 kg/m(2) ) were randomized to self-monitor their diet with a mobile app (App, n = 42) or wearable Bite Counter device (Bite, n = 39). Both groups received the same behavioral weight loss information via twice-weekly podcasts. Weight, physical activity (International Physical Activity Questionnaire), and energy intake (two dietary recalls) were assessed at 0, 3, and 6 months. At 6 months, 75% of participants completed the trial. The App group lost significantly more weight (-6.8 ± 0.8 kg) than the Bite group (-3.0 ± 0.8 kg; group × time interaction: P < 0.001). Changes in energy intake (kcal/d) (-621 ± 157 App, -456 ± 167 Bite; P = 0.47) or number of days diet was tracked (90.7 ± 9.1 App, 68.4 ± 9.8 Bite; P = 0.09) did not differ between groups, but the Bite group had significant increases in physical activity metabolic equivalents (+2015.4 ± 684.6 min/wk; P = 0.02) compared to little change in the App group (-136.5 ± 630.6; P = 0.02). Total weight loss was significantly correlated with number of podcasts downloaded (r = -0.33, P < 0.01) and number of days diet was tracked (r = -0.33, P < 0.01). While frequency of diet tracking was similar between the App and Bite groups, there was greater weight loss observed in the App group.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 177 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 41 23%
Student > Bachelor 26 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 14%
Researcher 13 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 5%
Other 25 14%
Unknown 40 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 40 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 33 19%
Psychology 10 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 5%
Sports and Recreations 8 5%
Other 24 14%
Unknown 54 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 December 2020.
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#4,178,151
of 17,125,476 outputs
Outputs from Obesity
#1,652
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Outputs of similar age
#75,522
of 277,588 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Obesity
#41
of 72 outputs
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