The HealthierU Portal for Supporting Behaviour Change and Diet Programs

Shlomo Berkovsky, Gilly Hendrie, Jill Freyne, Manny Noakes, Kathy Usic

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Abstract

The use of online technologies for supporting participants of behaviour change and diet program is a timely and important research direction. We present HealthierU, adaptive online portal offering a suite of interactive support tools. The portal was evaluated in a 24-week study, which shows that regular reminders trigger increased interaction with the portal. We also analyse interaction patters conducive to weight loss and discuss possible factors of the attrition rates observed in the study.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationDriving Reform
Subtitle of host publicationDigital Health is Everyone's Business - Selected Papers from the 23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2015
EditorsHeather Grain, Louise K. Schaper, Andrew Georgiou
PublisherIOS Press
Pages15-21
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995579
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2015 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 3 Aug 20155 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume214
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2015
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period3/08/155/08/15

Keywords

  • Diet program
  • data analysis
  • online support
  • usage logs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

Cite this

Berkovsky, S., Hendrie, G., Freyne, J., Noakes, M., & Usic, K. (2015). The HealthierU Portal for Supporting Behaviour Change and Diet Programs. In H. Grain, L. K. Schaper, & A. Georgiou (Eds.), Driving Reform: Digital Health is Everyone's Business - Selected Papers from the 23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2015 (pp. 15-21). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 214). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-558-6-15