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Type: Conference paper
Title: A mobile phone enabled health promotion program for middle-aged males
Author: Ding, H.
Karunanithi, M.
Duncan, M.
Ireland, D.
Noakes, M.
Hooker, C.
Citation: Proceedings of the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 2013 / pp.1173-1176
Publisher: IEEE
Publisher Place: USA
Issue Date: 2013
Series/Report no.: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings
ISBN: 9781457702167
ISSN: 1557-170X
Conference Name: International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (35th : 2013 : Osaka, Japan)
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H. Ding, M. Karunanithi, M. Duncan, D. Ireland, M. Noakes, C. Hooker
Abstract: The prevalence of chronic diseases among middle aged males outweigh their female counterparts in developed countries. To prevent this, delivery of health promotion programs targeting lifestyle modifications of physical activity and nutrition in middle-aged males has been essential, but often difficult. ManUp health promotion program was a recent initiative that uses current advances in information and communication technology (ICT) to reach the middle-aged males. One of the key components of the ICT approach was the development of smartphone application to enable middle-aged men to uptake the program with their own mobile phone. The smart phone application was aimed at providing varied level of challenges towards physical activity and healthy eating behavior, with interactive and motivational feedback SMS messages. The ManUp program was recently implemented and trialed in a randomized control trial in Gladstone and Rockhampton, Queens. This paper describes the components of the smart phone application integrated within the ManUp health promotion program.
Keywords: Humans
Middle Aged
Health Promotion
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Cell Phone
Rights: ©2013 IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2013.6609715
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