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Dori Steinberg

Consulting Associate in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27708
307 Trent Drive, Pearson Room 2055; DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications


Early weight gain as a predictor of weight restoration in avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder

Journal Article Journal of Eating Disorders · December 1, 2024 Background: Previous research has demonstrated that early weight gain in family-based treatment (FBT) is predictive of remission for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). However, no published data has addressed if early weight gain is also predictive of ... Full text Cite

When Shepherds Shed: Trajectories of Weight-Related Behaviors in a Holistic Health Intervention Tailored for US Christian Clergy.

Journal Article J Relig Health · June 2024 Maintaining healthy behaviors is challenging. Based upon previous reports that in North Carolina (NC), USA, overweight/obese clergy lost weight during a two-year religiously tailored health intervention, we described trajectories of diet, physical activity ... Full text Link to item Cite

Enhanced Family-Based Treatment for an Adolescent With Binge-Eating Disorder: A Case Report

Journal Article Cognitive and Behavioral Practice · May 1, 2024 Family-based treatment (FBT) is considered the treatment standard for adolescent anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa—however, the effectiveness of FBT for adolescents with binge-eating disorder (BED) has not been evaluated. This clinical case paper presen ... Full text Cite

Eating Disorder Clinical Presentation and Treatment Outcomes by Gender Identity Among Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults.

Journal Article The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine · February 2024 PurposeCurrent eating disorder treatment approaches for youth were developed for use with cisgender girls, which limits the understanding of effectiveness for cisgender boys and transgender and gender expansive (TGE) youth. Here, we compare treatm ... Full text Cite

The assessment of caregiver self-efficacy in a virtual eating disorder setting

Journal Article Journal of Eating Disorders · December 1, 2023 Background: Caregiver self-efficacy is thought to be a key component for successful family-based treatment (FBT) for individuals with eating disorders. As such, interventions aimed at enhancing caregiver self-efficacy, often measured via the Parents Versus ... Full text Cite

Food insecurity among youth seeking eating disorder treatment.

Journal Article Eating behaviors · April 2023 Food Insecurity (FI) is associated with a myriad of mental health concerns in children and adolescents. Eating disorder (ED) risk is higher in youth experiencing FI, and FI in childhood is associated with ED diagnoses later in life. Although a growing body ... Full text Cite

Evaluating differences in setting expected body weight for children and adolescents in eating disorder treatment.

Journal Article The International journal of eating disorders · March 2023 ObjectiveWeight restoration or weight gain is a common goal in eating disorder treatment. However, approaches to determine expected body weight (EBW) vary. A standardized approach based on normative data for a patient's age and gender uses weight ... Full text Cite

To Truly Reduce Weight Stigma and Eating Disorder Risk, We Need to Stop Promoting Weight Loss.

Journal Article Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics · March 2023 Full text Cite

Effectiveness of delivering evidence-based eating disorder treatment via telemedicine for children, adolescents, and youth.

Journal Article Eating disorders · January 2023 Barriers limit access to eating disorder treatment. Evidence-based treatment delivered using telemedicine could expand access. This study determined the effectiveness of enhanced Family-Based Treatment (FBT+) delivered using telemedicine for children and a ... Full text Cite

Digitally Delivered Dietary Interventions for Patients with Eating Disorders Undergoing Family-Based Treatment: Protocol for a Randomized Feasibility Trial

Journal Article JMIR Research Protocols · January 1, 2023 Background: Eating disorders (EDs) affect 9% of the United States population, and anorexia nervosa (AN), specifically, has the second highest mortality rate of all psychiatric disorders. Yet, only 20% are able to access treatment. Access to care issues inc ... Full text Cite

Patterns of Engagement With an Application-Based Dietary Self-Monitoring Tool Within a Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial.

Journal Article AJPM Focus · December 2022 INTRODUCTION: The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension dietary pattern is a proven way to manage hypertension, but adherence remains low. Dietary tracking applications offer a highly disseminable way to self-monitor intake on the pathway to reaching die ... Full text Link to item Cite

Implementation of an At-home Blood Pressure Measurement Protocol in a Hypertension Management Clinical Trial During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Journal Article J Cardiovasc Nurs · September 2022 BACKGROUND: The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension eating plan is an evidence-based treatment of hypertension; however, adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension is low. To improve adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertensio ... Full text Link to item Cite

Symptom Trajectory among Formerly Abused Women: An Exploratory Study.

Journal Article Issues in mental health nursing · November 2021 Women who have experienced intimate partner violence suffer from symptoms that persist long after the abuse has ended. However, the patterns and trajectory of these symptoms are poorly understood. The objective of this longitudinal research was to explore ... Full text Cite

Designing Ruby: Protocol for a 2-Arm, Brief, Digital Randomized Controlled Trial for Internalized Weight Bias.

Journal Article JMIR research protocols · November 2021 BackgroundWeight bias internalization, also known as weight self-stigma, is a serious health concern for individuals with higher body weight. Weight bias internalization is associated with the greater avoidance of health care and health-promoting ... Full text Cite

The Nourish Protocol: A digital health randomized controlled trial to promote the DASH eating pattern among adults with hypertension.

Journal Article Contemp Clin Trials · October 2021 INTRODUCTION: Over 100 million adults in the United States have hypertension. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating pattern is an evidence-based first-line treatment option for hypertension; however, adherence to the DASH eating pattern ... Full text Link to item Cite

Perceptions of Using Multiple Mobile Health Devices to Support Self-Management Among Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: A Qualitative Descriptive Study.

Journal Article J Nurs Scholarsh · September 2021 PURPOSE: This study identified facilitators and barriers pertaining to the use of multiple mobile health (mHealth) devices (Fitbit Alta® fitness tracker, iHealth® glucometer, BodyTrace® scale) that support self-management behaviors in individuals with type ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Treatment of Obesity in the Multidisciplinary Setting

Journal Article Journal for Nurse Practitioners · June 1, 2021 This quality improvement project used the resources of a multidisciplinary setting (health care providers, dietitians, and psychotherapists) to improve the treatment of patients diagnosed with obesity (body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2). This approach resulted in ... Full text Cite

Optimizing an Obesity Treatment Using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy Framework: Protocol for a Randomized Factorial Trial.

Journal Article JMIR Res Protoc · January 18, 2021 BACKGROUND: Effective weight loss interventions exist, yet few can be scaled up for wide dissemination. Further, none has been fully delivered via text message. We used the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) to develop multicomponent interventions tha ... Full text Link to item Cite

Feasibility of a Digital Health Intervention to Improve Diet Quality Among Women With High Blood Pressure: Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial.

Journal Article JMIR Mhealth Uhealth · December 7, 2020 BACKGROUND: Over 100 million individuals have high blood pressure, and more than half of them are women. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) dietary pattern is a proven lifestyle approach to lower blood pressure, yet population-level adheren ... Full text Link to item Cite

Can Electronic Health Records Validly Estimate the Effects of Health System Interventions Aimed at Controlling Body Weight?

Journal Article Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) · November 2020 ObjectiveThis study aimed to compare weight collected at clinics and recorded in the electronic health record (EHR) with primary study-collected trial weights to assess the validity of using EHR data in future pragmatic weight loss or weight gain ... Full text Cite

Early weight gain as a predictor of weight restoration in avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder

Journal Article Journal of Eating Disorders · December 1, 2024 Background: Previous research has demonstrated that early weight gain in family-based treatment (FBT) is predictive of remission for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). However, no published data has addressed if early weight gain is also predictive of ... Full text Cite

When Shepherds Shed: Trajectories of Weight-Related Behaviors in a Holistic Health Intervention Tailored for US Christian Clergy.

Journal Article J Relig Health · June 2024 Maintaining healthy behaviors is challenging. Based upon previous reports that in North Carolina (NC), USA, overweight/obese clergy lost weight during a two-year religiously tailored health intervention, we described trajectories of diet, physical activity ... Full text Link to item Cite

Enhanced Family-Based Treatment for an Adolescent With Binge-Eating Disorder: A Case Report

Journal Article Cognitive and Behavioral Practice · May 1, 2024 Family-based treatment (FBT) is considered the treatment standard for adolescent anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa—however, the effectiveness of FBT for adolescents with binge-eating disorder (BED) has not been evaluated. This clinical case paper presen ... Full text Cite

Eating Disorder Clinical Presentation and Treatment Outcomes by Gender Identity Among Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults.

Journal Article The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine · February 2024 PurposeCurrent eating disorder treatment approaches for youth were developed for use with cisgender girls, which limits the understanding of effectiveness for cisgender boys and transgender and gender expansive (TGE) youth. Here, we compare treatm ... Full text Cite

The assessment of caregiver self-efficacy in a virtual eating disorder setting

Journal Article Journal of Eating Disorders · December 1, 2023 Background: Caregiver self-efficacy is thought to be a key component for successful family-based treatment (FBT) for individuals with eating disorders. As such, interventions aimed at enhancing caregiver self-efficacy, often measured via the Parents Versus ... Full text Cite

Food insecurity among youth seeking eating disorder treatment.

Journal Article Eating behaviors · April 2023 Food Insecurity (FI) is associated with a myriad of mental health concerns in children and adolescents. Eating disorder (ED) risk is higher in youth experiencing FI, and FI in childhood is associated with ED diagnoses later in life. Although a growing body ... Full text Cite

Evaluating differences in setting expected body weight for children and adolescents in eating disorder treatment.

Journal Article The International journal of eating disorders · March 2023 ObjectiveWeight restoration or weight gain is a common goal in eating disorder treatment. However, approaches to determine expected body weight (EBW) vary. A standardized approach based on normative data for a patient's age and gender uses weight ... Full text Cite

To Truly Reduce Weight Stigma and Eating Disorder Risk, We Need to Stop Promoting Weight Loss.

Journal Article Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics · March 2023 Full text Cite

Effectiveness of delivering evidence-based eating disorder treatment via telemedicine for children, adolescents, and youth.

Journal Article Eating disorders · January 2023 Barriers limit access to eating disorder treatment. Evidence-based treatment delivered using telemedicine could expand access. This study determined the effectiveness of enhanced Family-Based Treatment (FBT+) delivered using telemedicine for children and a ... Full text Cite

Digitally Delivered Dietary Interventions for Patients with Eating Disorders Undergoing Family-Based Treatment: Protocol for a Randomized Feasibility Trial

Journal Article JMIR Research Protocols · January 1, 2023 Background: Eating disorders (EDs) affect 9% of the United States population, and anorexia nervosa (AN), specifically, has the second highest mortality rate of all psychiatric disorders. Yet, only 20% are able to access treatment. Access to care issues inc ... Full text Cite

Patterns of Engagement With an Application-Based Dietary Self-Monitoring Tool Within a Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial.

Journal Article AJPM Focus · December 2022 INTRODUCTION: The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension dietary pattern is a proven way to manage hypertension, but adherence remains low. Dietary tracking applications offer a highly disseminable way to self-monitor intake on the pathway to reaching die ... Full text Link to item Cite

Implementation of an At-home Blood Pressure Measurement Protocol in a Hypertension Management Clinical Trial During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Journal Article J Cardiovasc Nurs · September 2022 BACKGROUND: The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension eating plan is an evidence-based treatment of hypertension; however, adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension is low. To improve adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertensio ... Full text Link to item Cite

Symptom Trajectory among Formerly Abused Women: An Exploratory Study.

Journal Article Issues in mental health nursing · November 2021 Women who have experienced intimate partner violence suffer from symptoms that persist long after the abuse has ended. However, the patterns and trajectory of these symptoms are poorly understood. The objective of this longitudinal research was to explore ... Full text Cite

Designing Ruby: Protocol for a 2-Arm, Brief, Digital Randomized Controlled Trial for Internalized Weight Bias.

Journal Article JMIR research protocols · November 2021 BackgroundWeight bias internalization, also known as weight self-stigma, is a serious health concern for individuals with higher body weight. Weight bias internalization is associated with the greater avoidance of health care and health-promoting ... Full text Cite

The Nourish Protocol: A digital health randomized controlled trial to promote the DASH eating pattern among adults with hypertension.

Journal Article Contemp Clin Trials · October 2021 INTRODUCTION: Over 100 million adults in the United States have hypertension. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating pattern is an evidence-based first-line treatment option for hypertension; however, adherence to the DASH eating pattern ... Full text Link to item Cite

Perceptions of Using Multiple Mobile Health Devices to Support Self-Management Among Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: A Qualitative Descriptive Study.

Journal Article J Nurs Scholarsh · September 2021 PURPOSE: This study identified facilitators and barriers pertaining to the use of multiple mobile health (mHealth) devices (Fitbit Alta® fitness tracker, iHealth® glucometer, BodyTrace® scale) that support self-management behaviors in individuals with type ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Treatment of Obesity in the Multidisciplinary Setting

Journal Article Journal for Nurse Practitioners · June 1, 2021 This quality improvement project used the resources of a multidisciplinary setting (health care providers, dietitians, and psychotherapists) to improve the treatment of patients diagnosed with obesity (body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2). This approach resulted in ... Full text Cite

Optimizing an Obesity Treatment Using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy Framework: Protocol for a Randomized Factorial Trial.

Journal Article JMIR Res Protoc · January 18, 2021 BACKGROUND: Effective weight loss interventions exist, yet few can be scaled up for wide dissemination. Further, none has been fully delivered via text message. We used the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) to develop multicomponent interventions tha ... Full text Link to item Cite

Feasibility of a Digital Health Intervention to Improve Diet Quality Among Women With High Blood Pressure: Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial.

Journal Article JMIR Mhealth Uhealth · December 7, 2020 BACKGROUND: Over 100 million individuals have high blood pressure, and more than half of them are women. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) dietary pattern is a proven lifestyle approach to lower blood pressure, yet population-level adheren ... Full text Link to item Cite

Can Electronic Health Records Validly Estimate the Effects of Health System Interventions Aimed at Controlling Body Weight?

Journal Article Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) · November 2020 ObjectiveThis study aimed to compare weight collected at clinics and recorded in the electronic health record (EHR) with primary study-collected trial weights to assess the validity of using EHR data in future pragmatic weight loss or weight gain ... Full text Cite

Digital Phenotyping Self-Monitoring Behaviors for Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Observational Study Using Latent Class Growth Analysis.

Journal Article JMIR Mhealth Uhealth · June 11, 2020 BACKGROUND: Sustained self-monitoring and self-management behaviors are crucial to maintain optimal health for individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). As smartphones and mobile health (mHealth) devices become widely available, self-monitoring usi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Self-monitoring diabetes with multiple mobile health devices.

Journal Article J Am Med Inform Assoc · May 1, 2020 OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the use of multiple mobile health technologies to generate and transmit data from diverse patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in between clinic visits. We examined the data to identify patterns ... Full text Link to item Cite

Using a holistic health approach to achieve weight-loss maintenance: results from the Spirited Life intervention.

Journal Article Transl Behav Med · February 3, 2020 Weight-loss maintenance is essential to sustain the health benefits of weight loss. Studies with lower intensity intervention supports under real-world conditions are lacking. This study examined changes in weight and cardiometabolic biomarkers among Spiri ... Full text Link to item Cite

Dose-response research in digital health interventions: Concepts, considerations, and challenges.

Journal Article Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association · December 2019 To optimize digital health interventions, intervention creators must determine what intervention dose will produce the most substantial health behavior change-the dose-response relationship-while minimizing harms or burden. In this article we present impor ... Full text Cite

Randomization procedures for multicomponent behavioral intervention factorial trials in the multiphase optimization strategy framework: challenges and recommendations.

Journal Article Transl Behav Med · November 25, 2019 The multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) is an increasingly popular framework to prepare, optimize, and evaluate multicomponent behavioral health interventions. Within this framework, it is common to use a factorial trial to assemble an optimized multic ... Full text Link to item Cite

Nutritional status among young adolescents attending primary school in Tanzania: contributions of mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) for adolescent assessment.

Journal Article BMC public health · November 2019 BackgroundAdolescence is a critical time of development and nutritional status in adolescence influences both current and future adult health outcomes. However, data on adolescent nutritional status is limited in low-resource settings. Mid-upper a ... Full text Cite

Enhancing Diabetes Self-Management Through Collection and Visualization of Data From Multiple Mobile Health Technologies: Protocol for a Development and Feasibility Trial.

Journal Article JMIR Res Protoc · June 3, 2019 BACKGROUND: Self-management is integral for control of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Patient self-management is improved when they receive real-time information on their health status and behaviors and ongoing facilitation from health professionals. How ... Full text Link to item Cite

Provider Counseling and Weight Loss Outcomes in a Primary Care-Based Digital Obesity Treatment.

Journal Article Journal of general internal medicine · June 2019 BackgroundPrimary care-based digital health weight loss interventions offer promise for addressing obesity in underserved populations.ObjectivesTo determine if primary care providers' weight counseling is associated with weight change dur ... Full text Cite

The Balance protocol: a pragmatic weight gain prevention randomized controlled trial for medically vulnerable patients within primary care.

Journal Article BMC Public Health · May 17, 2019 BACKGROUND: For patients with obesity who are not ready for or experience barriers to weight loss, clinical practice guidelines recommend provider counseling on preventing further weight gain as a first-line treatment approach. Unfortunately, evidence-base ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

A Digital Behavioral Weight Gain Prevention Intervention in Primary Care Practice: Cost and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.

Journal Article J Med Internet Res · May 17, 2019 BACKGROUND: Obesity is one of the largest drivers of health care spending but nearly half of the population with obesity demonstrate suboptimal readiness for weight loss treatment. Black women are disproportionately likely to have both obesity and limited ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Effect of a Digital Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention on Adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Dietary Pattern in Medically Vulnerable Primary Care Patients: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial.

Journal Article J Acad Nutr Diet · April 2019 BACKGROUND: Obesity treatment focuses primarily on reducing overall caloric intake with limited focus on improving diet quality. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) dietary pattern is effective in managing hypertension and other chronic cond ... Full text Link to item Cite

Digital Weight Loss Intervention for Parents of Children Being Treated for Obesity: A Prospective Cohort Feasibility Trial.

Journal Article J Med Internet Res · December 20, 2018 BACKGROUND: The prevalence of childhood obesity continues to increase, and clinic-based treatment options have failed to demonstrate effectiveness. One of the strongest predictors of child weight is parent weight. Parental treatment for weight loss may ind ... Full text Link to item Cite

Effectiveness of an App and Provider Counseling for Obesity Treatment in Primary Care.

Journal Article Am J Prev Med · December 2018 INTRODUCTION: Obesity treatment is less successful for socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, particularly when delivered in primary care. Digital health strategies can extend the reach of clinical obesity treatments to care settings serving patients ... Full text Link to item Cite

Preventing Weight Gain Improves Sleep Quality Among Black Women: Results from a RCT.

Journal Article Ann Behav Med · August 2017 BACKGROUND: Obesity and poor sleep are highly prevalent among Black women. PURPOSE: We examined whether a weight gain prevention intervention improved sleep among Black women. METHODS: We conducted a randomized trial comparing a 12-month weight gain preven ... Full text Link to item Cite

The DASH Diet, 20 Years Later.

Journal Article JAMA · April 18, 2017 Full text Link to item Cite

REST ETHIC: THE INFLUENCE OF BELIEFS ABOUT REST IN OVERWEIGHT BLACK WOMEN

Conference ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE · March 1, 2017 Link to item Cite

Genetic causal attributions for weight status and weight loss during a behavioral weight gain prevention intervention.

Journal Article Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics · May 2016 PurposeEmerging evidence suggests that attributing one's weight to genetics may contribute to the adoption of obesogenic behaviors. We investigated whether weight-related genetic attributions were associated with weight change during a weight gain ... Full text Cite

Mobile health devices: will patients actually use them?

Journal Article J Am Med Inform Assoc · May 2016 Although mobile health (mHealth) devices offer a unique opportunity to capture patient health data remotely, it is unclear whether patients will consistently use multiple devices simultaneously and/or if chronic disease affects adherence. Three healthy and ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Track: A randomized controlled trial of a digital health obesity treatment intervention for medically vulnerable primary care patients.

Journal Article Contemp Clin Trials · May 2016 INTRODUCTION: Obesity continues to disproportionately affect medically vulnerable populations. Digital health interventions may be effective for delivering obesity treatment in low-resource primary care settings. METHODS: Track is a 12-month randomized con ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Author's Response.

Journal Article Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics · March 2016 Full text Cite

Will Obesity Treatment Reimbursement Benefit Those at Highest Risk?

Journal Article The American journal of medicine · July 2015 Full text Cite

Weighing every day matters: daily weighing improves weight loss and adoption of weight control behaviors.

Journal Article Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics · April 2015 BackgroundDaily weighing is emerging as the recommended self-weighing frequency for weight loss. This is likely because it improves adoption of weight control behaviors.ObjectiveTo examine whether weighing every day is associated with gre ... Full text Cite

Engagement with eHealth Self-Monitoring in a Primary Care-Based Weight Management Intervention.

Journal Article PloS one · January 2015 BackgroundWhile eHealth approaches hold promise for improving the reach and cost-effectiveness of behavior change interventions, they have been challenged by declining participant engagement over time, particularly for self-monitoring behaviors. T ... Full text Cite

Electronic health (eHealth) interventions for weight management among racial/ethnic minority adults: a systematic review.

Journal Article Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity · October 2014 Electronic health (eHealth) interventions have demonstrated efficacy for weight management. However, little is known about their efficacy among racial/ethnic minority populations, in whom there is a disproportionate prevalence of obesity. This systematic r ... Full text Cite

The effect of a "maintain, don't gain" approach to weight management on depression among black women: results from a randomized controlled trial.

Journal Article American journal of public health · September 2014 ObjectivesWe evaluated the effect of a weight gain prevention intervention (Shape Program) on depression among socioeconomically disadvantaged overweight and obese Black women.MethodsBetween 2009 and 2012, we conducted a randomized trial ... Full text Cite

Adherence to self-monitoring via interactive voice response technology in an eHealth intervention targeting weight gain prevention among Black women: randomized controlled trial.

Journal Article Journal of medical Internet research · April 2014 BackgroundeHealth interventions are effective for weight control and have the potential for broad reach. Little is known about the use of interactive voice response (IVR) technology for self-monitoring in weight control interventions, particularly ... Full text Cite

Daily self-weighing and adverse psychological outcomes: a randomized controlled trial.

Journal Article American journal of preventive medicine · January 2014 BackgroundDespite evidence that daily self-weighing is an effective strategy for weight control, concerns remain regarding the potential for negative psychological consequences.PurposeThe goal of the study was to examine the impact of a d ... Full text Cite

mHealth interventions for weight loss: a guide for achieving treatment fidelity.

Journal Article J Am Med Inform Assoc · 2014 UNLABELLED: mHealth interventions have shown promise for helping people sustain healthy behaviors such as weight loss. However, few have assessed treatment fidelity, that is, the accurate delivery, receipt, and enactment of the intervention. Treatment fide ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Daily text messaging for weight control among racial and ethnic minority women: randomized controlled pilot study.

Journal Article Journal of medical Internet research · November 2013 BackgroundDaily self-monitoring of diet and physical activity behaviors is a strong predictor of weight loss success. Text messaging holds promise as a viable self-monitoring modality, particularly among racial/ethnic minority populations.Obje ... Full text Cite

Behavioral treatment for weight gain prevention among black women in primary care practice: a randomized clinical trial.

Journal Article JAMA Intern Med · October 28, 2013 IMPORTANCE: Few weight loss treatments produce clinically meaningful weight loss outcomes among black women, particularly in the primary care setting. New weight management strategies are necessary for this population. Weight gain prevention might be an ef ... Full text Link to item Cite

The efficacy of a daily self-weighing weight loss intervention using smart scales and e-mail.

Journal Article Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) · September 2013 ObjectiveTo examine the impact of a weight loss intervention that focused on daily self-weighing for self-monitoring as compared to a delayed control group among 91 overweight adults.Design and methodsThe 6-month intervention included a c ... Full text Cite

Availability of and ease of access to calorie information on restaurant websites.

Journal Article PloS one · January 2013 ObjectiveOffering calories on restaurant websites might be particularly important for consumer meal planning, but the availability of and ease of accessing this information are unknown.MethodsWe assessed websites for the top 100 U.S. chai ... Full text Cite