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Published: 2018-10-27

The efficacy of eHealth interventions in weight management: a systematic review

University of Bucharest
eHealth weight loss obesity overweight

Abstract

This current review aimed to evaluate the efficacy of eHealth interventions in weight manangement, targeting obese and overweight adults. Methods: Upon completion of the search procedure, a number of fourteen studies were included and analyzed relative to a set of inclusion and exclusion criteria previously established. Results: Only six out of fourteen studies reported statistically significant results, favoring the eHealth interventions. The included studies had several limitations, most of them related to their methodological design. Conclusion: The current understanding of this topic is still premature, but the present results offer a promising perspective on the efficacy of eHealth interventions in weight management. However, more studies are needed to provide conclusive results.

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How to Cite

Spinu, R. M. (2018). The efficacy of eHealth interventions in weight management: a systematic review. Studia Doctoralia, 9(1), 2–17. https://doi.org/10.47040/sd/sdpsych.v9i1.58