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

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Bennett, GG; Steinberg, DM; Stoute, C; Lanpher, M; Lane, I; Askew, S; Foley, PB; Baskin, ML
Published in: 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 review evaluated the efficacy of eHealth weight management interventions among overweight and obese racial/ethnic minority adults. We required that trial samples be comprised of at least 50% racial/ethnic minorities or report outcomes by race/ethnicity. We searched five electronic databases for trials conducted through June 2012. Six papers met our eligibility criteria. These studies provide suggestive evidence that eHealth interventions can produce low magnitude, short-term weight loss among racial/ethnic minorities. Trials were methodologically sound, with high retention and participant engagement. There was no evidence detailing the efficacy of mobile health approaches, although this area is promising given high utilization rates of mobile devices among racial/ethnic minorities. More evidence, particularly from longer-term trials, is necessary to demonstrate that eHealth intervention approaches can produce clinically meaningful (≥ 5% of initial body weight) weight loss among racial/ethnic minority populations.

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Published In

Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity

DOI

EISSN

1467-789X

ISSN

1467-7881

Publication Date

October 2014

Volume

15 Suppl 4

Start / End Page

146 / 158

Related Subject Headings

  • Weight Loss
  • United States
  • Telemedicine
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Program Evaluation
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Obesity
  • Minority Groups
  • Humans
 

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Bennett, G. G., Steinberg, D. M., Stoute, C., Lanpher, M., Lane, I., Askew, S., … Baskin, M. L. (2014). Electronic health (eHealth) interventions for weight management among racial/ethnic minority adults: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews : An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, 15 Suppl 4, 146–158. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12218
Bennett, G. G., D. M. Steinberg, C. Stoute, M. Lanpher, I. Lane, S. Askew, P. B. Foley, and M. L. Baskin. “Electronic health (eHealth) interventions for weight management among racial/ethnic minority adults: a systematic review.Obesity Reviews : An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity 15 Suppl 4 (October 2014): 146–58. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12218.
Bennett GG, Steinberg DM, Stoute C, Lanpher M, Lane I, Askew S, et al. Electronic health (eHealth) interventions for weight management among racial/ethnic minority adults: a systematic review. Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. 2014 Oct;15 Suppl 4:146–58.
Bennett, G. G., et al. “Electronic health (eHealth) interventions for weight management among racial/ethnic minority adults: a systematic review.Obesity Reviews : An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, vol. 15 Suppl 4, Oct. 2014, pp. 146–58. Epmc, doi:10.1111/obr.12218.
Bennett GG, Steinberg DM, Stoute C, Lanpher M, Lane I, Askew S, Foley PB, Baskin ML. Electronic health (eHealth) interventions for weight management among racial/ethnic minority adults: a systematic review. Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. 2014 Oct;15 Suppl 4:146–158.
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Published In

Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity

DOI

EISSN

1467-789X

ISSN

1467-7881

Publication Date

October 2014

Volume

15 Suppl 4

Start / End Page

146 / 158

Related Subject Headings

  • Weight Loss
  • United States
  • Telemedicine
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Program Evaluation
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Obesity
  • Minority Groups
  • Humans