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NIH-funded study – mobile technology used to improve diet and activity behavior

English: vegetables

English: vegetables (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s another article showing how the use of mobile apps are increasing healthy behaviors in patients.  All groups studied improved by just using the mobile app, but the largest improvement was in the group told to increase vegetable intake and reduce sedentary leisure activities.

via NIH-funded study examines use of mobile technology to improve diet and activity behavior, May 30, 2012 News Release – National Institutes of Health (NIH).

There are also many apps available to track mood and other clinical data.  With over 50% of adults now carrying smart phones, it would make sense for clinicians to start taking advantage of this technology.  Integration with EHRs will undoubtedly be in the future, if it doesn’t exist already.

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One comment on “NIH-funded study – mobile technology used to improve diet and activity behavior

  1. Pingback: NINIH-funded study examines use of mobile technology to improve diet and activity behavior « Health and Medical News and Resources

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