A framework of a childhood obesity intervention using persuasive web-mobile technology

Year
2012
Type(s)
Author(s)
Liew Kwei Ping and Jion Poh Poh and Law Kok Meng and W. Husain and M. H. Muhamad Adnan
Source
In 2012 International Conference on Computer Information Science (ICCIS), 2012
Url
https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCISci.2012.6297211
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BibTeX

Childhood obesity is an increasing health problem that is being faced globally and also in Malaysia. Obesity may lead to many diseases such as heart attack and diabetes. Obese children are prone to stay obese after growing up. So, it is important to reduce obesity right from childhood. Persuasive technology can be used to motivate people to change their behavior. There are two approaches of persuasive technology that can be used in childhood obesity intervention. The first is reducing weight by means of increasing physical activity while the second is by changing the eating behavior of children. The strengths and weaknesses of these approaches will be studied and a hybrid framework will be proposed for childhood obesity intervention using persuasive web-mobile technology.