Sumary of Common nutrition apps are devoid of content features dedicated to behavior change:
- Many consumers seek technology to support weight management efforts.
- Unfortunately, they are notably devoid of content features dedicated to behavior change according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier.
- We examine their ability to serve as behavior change support systems for addressing weight management, specifically with the hopes of determining to what extent they’re suitable for supporting aspects of the nutrition care process in dietetic practice.
- ” Telema Briggs, BS, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA Related StoriesThis study analyzed top-performing diet and nutrition apps and provides an overview of the available features and capabilities that those apps possess.
- ” This study contributes to the growing body of literature that describes the capabilities of nutrition apps.
- Findings from this study suggested that the inclusion of behavior change features did not seem to be a significant factor in influencing average app ratings, cost, or the number of installations.
- Of the hypothesized associations between metadata and the overall total number of app features, only app subscription cost was found to be positively correlated with the number of features.
- They all essentially help guide users to issues that are related to weight management, but in slightly different ways.