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Technology Interventions to Manage Food Intake: Where Are We Now?

Overview of attention for article published in Current Diabetes Reports, September 2017
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Title
Technology Interventions to Manage Food Intake: Where Are We Now?
Published in
Current Diabetes Reports, September 2017
DOI 10.1007/s11892-017-0937-5
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Authors

Margaret Allman-Farinelli, Luke Gemming

Abstract

This review describes the state-of-the-art for dietary assessment using smartphone apps and digital technology and provides an update on the efficacy of technology-mediated interventions for dietary change. Technology has progressed from apps requiring entry of foods consumed, to digital imaging to provide food intake data. However, these methods rely on patients being active in data collection. The automated estimation of the volume and composition of every meal consumed globally is years away. The use of text messaging, apps, social media, and combinations of these for interventions is growing and proving effective for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Effectiveness of text messaging for obesity management is improving and multicomponent interventions show promise. A stand-alone app is less likely to produce positive outcomes and social media is relatively unexplored. A concentrated effort will be needed to progress digital dietary assessment. Researcher-designed technology programs are producing positive outcomes for T2DM but further research is needed in the area of weight management.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 51 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 12 24%
Student > Master 11 22%
Researcher 10 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 10%
Lecturer 3 6%
Other 9 18%
Unknown 1 2%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 18 35%
Computer Science 8 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 12%
Social Sciences 5 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 10%
Other 8 16%
Unknown 1 2%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 05 December 2017.
All research outputs
#7,280,763
of 12,253,439 outputs
Outputs from Current Diabetes Reports
#344
of 686 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#173,353
of 341,979 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Diabetes Reports
#9
of 18 outputs
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