Published on in Vol 4, No 2 (2016): Apr-Jun

Using Mobile Apps to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle Among Adolescents and Students: A Review of the Theoretical Basis and Lessons Learned

Using Mobile Apps to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle Among Adolescents and Students: A Review of the Theoretical Basis and Lessons Learned

Using Mobile Apps to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle Among Adolescents and Students: A Review of the Theoretical Basis and Lessons Learned

Journals

  1. van Dijk M, Koster M, Willemsen S, Huijgen N, Laven J, Steegers-Theunissen R. Healthy preconception nutrition and lifestyle using personalized mobile health coaching is associated with enhanced pregnancy chance. Reproductive BioMedicine Online 2017;35(4):453 View
  2. Gilavand A. The Impact of Using the Iranian Red Crescent Society Educational Mobile App on Improving the Students’ Awareness of First Aids. Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics 2019;In Press(In Press) View
  3. Wong C, Madanay F, Ozer E, Harris S, Moore M, Master S, Moreno M, Weitzman E. Digital Health Technology to Enhance Adolescent and Young Adult Clinical Preventive Services: Affordances and Challenges. Journal of Adolescent Health 2020;67(2):S24 View
  4. Frontini R, Sousa P, Dixe M, Ferreira R, Figueiredo M. Designing a mobile app to promote healthy behaviors and prevent obesity: analysis of adolescents’ preferences. Informatics for Health and Social Care 2020;45(3):327 View
  5. Kerner C, Goodyear V. The Motivational Impact of Wearable Healthy Lifestyle Technologies: A Self-determination Perspective on Fitbits With Adolescents. American Journal of Health Education 2017;48(5):287 View
  6. Champion K, Newton N, Spring B, Wafford Q, Parmenter B, Teesson M. A systematic review of school-based eHealth interventions targeting alcohol use, smoking, physical inactivity, diet, sedentary behaviour and sleep among adolescents: a review protocol. Systematic Reviews 2017;6(1) View
  7. Dallinga J, Janssen M, van der Werf J, Walravens R, Vos S, Deutekom M. Analysis of the Features Important for the Effectiveness of Physical Activity–Related Apps for Recreational Sports: Expert Panel Approach. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2018;6(6):e143 View
  8. Champion K, Mather M, Spring B, Kay-Lambkin F, Teesson M, Newton N. Clustering of Multiple Risk Behaviors Among a Sample of 18-Year-Old Australians and Associations With Mental Health Outcomes: A Latent Class Analysis. Frontiers in Public Health 2018;6 View
  9. Chau M, Burgermaster M, Mamykina L. The use of social media in nutrition interventions for adolescents and young adults—A systematic review. International Journal of Medical Informatics 2018;120:77 View
  10. Pope L, Garnett B, Dibble M. Lessons Learned Through the Implementation of an eHealth Physical Activity Gaming Intervention with High School Youth. Games for Health Journal 2018;7(2):136 View
  11. Rivera J, McPherson A, Hamilton J, Birken C, Coons M, Peters M, Iyer S, George T, Nguyen C, Stinson J. User-Centered Design of a Mobile App for Weight and Health Management in Adolescents With Complex Health Needs: Qualitative Study. JMIR Formative Research 2018;2(1):e7 View
  12. Simons D, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Clarys P, De Cocker K, Vandelanotte C, Deforche B. A Smartphone App to Promote an Active Lifestyle in Lower-Educated Working Young Adults: Development, Usability, Acceptability, and Feasibility Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2018;6(2):e44 View
  13. Levin-Zamir D, Leung A, Dodson S, Rowlands G. Health literacy in selected populations: Individuals, families, and communities from the international and cultural perspective. Information Services & Use 2017;37(2):131 View
  14. Touyz L, Cohen J, Wakefield C, Grech A, Garnett S, Gohil P, Cohn R. Design and Rationale for a Parent-Led Intervention to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Intake in Young Childhood Cancer Survivors (Reboot): Protocol for a Pilot Study. JMIR Research Protocols 2018;7(5):e129 View
  15. García J, Alonso S, de la Torre Díez I, Garcia-Zapirain B, Castillo C, Coronado M, Salvador J. Reviewing Mobile Apps to Control Heart Rate in Literature and Virtual Stores. Journal of Medical Systems 2019;43(4) View
  16. Timpel P, Cesena F, da Silva Costa C, Soldatelli M, Gois E, Castrillon E, Díaz L, Repetto G, Hagos F, Castillo Yermenos R, Pacheco-Barrios K, Musallam W, Braid Z, Khidir N, Romo Guardado M, Roepke R. Efficacy of gamification-based smartphone application for weight loss in overweight and obese adolescents: study protocol for a phase II randomized controlled trial. Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism 2018;9(6):167 View
  17. Ozer E, Rowe J, Tebb K, Berna M, Penilla C, Giovanelli A, Jasik C, Lester J. Fostering Engagement in Health Behavior Change: Iterative Development of an Interactive Narrative Environment to Enhance Adolescent Preventive Health Services. Journal of Adolescent Health 2020;67(2):S34 View
  18. Timmermans S, Kaufman R. Technologies and Health Inequities. Annual Review of Sociology 2020;46(1):583 View
  19. McKinney P, Cox A, Sbaffi L. Information Literacy in Food and Activity Tracking Among Parkrunners, People With Type 2 Diabetes, and People With Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Exploratory Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2019;21(8):e13652 View
  20. Goodyear V, Kerner C, Quennerstedt M. Young people’s uses of wearable healthy lifestyle technologies; surveillance, self-surveillance and resistance. Sport, Education and Society 2019;24(3):212 View
  21. Nikolaou C, Tay Z, Leu J, Rebello S, Te Morenga L, Van Dam R, Lean M. Young People’s Attitudes and Motivations Toward Social Media and Mobile Apps for Weight Control: Mixed Methods Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2019;7(10):e11205 View
  22. Imschloss M, Lorenz J. How Mobile App Design Impacts User Responses to Mixed Self-Tracking Outcomes: Randomized Online Experiment to Explore the Role of Spatial Distance for Hedonic Editing. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2018;6(4):e81 View
  23. Faiola A, Papautsky E, Isola M. Empowering the Aging with Mobile Health: A mHealth Framework for Supporting Sustainable Healthy Lifestyle Behavior. Current Problems in Cardiology 2019;44(8):232 View
  24. Martin A, Caon M, Adorni F, Andreoni G, Ascolese A, Atkinson S, Bul K, Carrion C, Castell C, Ciociola V, Condon L, Espallargues M, Hanley J, Jesuthasan N, Lafortuna C, Lang A, Prinelli F, Puidomenech Puig E, Tabozzi S, McKinstry B. A Mobile Phone Intervention to Improve Obesity-Related Health Behaviors of Adolescents Across Europe: Iterative Co-Design and Feasibility Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2020;8(3):e14118 View
  25. Rohde A, Duensing A, Dawczynski C, Godemann J, Lorkowski S, Brombach C. An App to Improve Eating Habits of Adolescents and Young Adults (Challenge to Go): Systematic Development of a Theory-Based and Target Group–Adapted Mobile App Intervention. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2019;7(8):e11575 View
  26. Duarte-Hueros A, Yot-Domínguez C, Merino-Godoy Á. Healthy Jeart. Developing an app to promote health among young people. Education and Information Technologies 2020;25(3):1837 View
  27. Stec M, Arbour M. Wellness and Disease Self-Management Mobile Health Apps Evaluated by the Mobile Application Rating Scale. Advances in Family Practice Nursing 2020;2:87 View
  28. Stassen G, Grieben C, Froböse I, Schaller A. Engagement with a Web-Based Health Promotion Intervention among Vocational School Students: A Secondary User and Usage Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020;17(7):2180 View
  29. Kepper M, Staiano A, Katzmarzyk P, Reis R, Eyler A, Griffith D, Kendall M, ElBanna B, Denstel K, Broyles S. Neighborhood Influences on Women’s Parenting Practices for Adolescents’ Outdoor Play: A Qualitative Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2019;16(20):3853 View
  30. Arigo D, Brown M, Pasko K, Suls J. Social Comparison Features in Physical Activity Promotion Apps: Scoping Meta-Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2020;22(3):e15642 View
  31. Koorts H, Salmon J, Timperio A, Ball K, Macfarlane S, Lai S, Brown H, Chappel S, Lewis M, Ridgers N. Translatability of a Wearable Technology Intervention to Increase Adolescent Physical Activity: Mixed Methods Implementation Evaluation. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2020;22(8):e13573 View
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  33. Tran B, Zhang M, Le H, Nguyen H, Nguyen L, Nguyen Q, Tran T, Latkin C, Ho R. What Drives Young Vietnamese to Use Mobile Health Innovations? Implications for Health Communication and Behavioral Interventions. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2018;6(11):e194 View
  34. De Cock N, Van Lippevelde W, Vangeel J, Notebaert M, Beullens K, Eggermont S, Deforche B, Maes L, Goossens L, Verbeken S, Moens E, Vervoort L, Braet C, Huybregts L, Kolsteren P, Van Camp J, Lachat C. Feasibility and impact study of a reward-based mobile application to improve adolescents’ snacking habits. Public Health Nutrition 2018;21(12):2329 View
  35. DiFilippo K, Huang W, Chapman-Novakofski K. A New Tool for Nutrition App Quality Evaluation (AQEL): Development, Validation, and Reliability Testing. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2017;5(10):e163 View
  36. Widhalm K, Schöber V, Schmiedl G. Die Cally-App. Journal für Klinische Endokrinologie und Stoffwechsel 2021;14(1):34 View
  37. Svartdal F, Dahl T, Gamst-Klaussen T, Koppenborg M, Klingsieck K. How Study Environments Foster Academic Procrastination: Overview and Recommendations. Frontiers in Psychology 2020;11 View
  38. Beun R, Luiten C, Verbeek C, Poelman M. A Rationale for a Gamified E-Coach Application to Decrease the Consumption of Sugar Sweetened Beverages. Frontiers in Digital Health 2021;2 View
  39. Alev K, Kütt A, Viigimaa M. Disclosing Pharmacogenetic Feedback of Caffeine via eHealth Channels, Assessment of the Methods and Effects to Behavior Change: A Pilot Study. Frontiers in Digital Health 2021;2 View
  40. Lupton D. Young People’s Use of Digital Health Technologies in the Global North: Narrative Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2021;23(1):e18286 View
  41. Thornton L, Gardner L, Osman B, Green O, Champion K, Bryant Z, Teesson M, Kay-Lambkin F, Chapman C. A Multiple Health Behavior Change, Self-Monitoring Mobile App for Adolescents: Development and Usability Study of the Health4Life App. JMIR Formative Research 2021;5(4):e25513 View
  42. Mooses K, Taveter K. Agent-Oriented Goal Models in Developing Information Systems Supporting Physical Activity Among Adolescents: Literature Review and Expert Interviews. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2021;23(5):e24810 View
  43. Brown R, Seabrook J, Stranges S, Clark A, Haines J, O’Connor C, Doherty S, Gilliland J. Examining the Correlates of Adolescent Food and Nutrition Knowledge. Nutrients 2021;13(6):2044 View
  44. Ragelienė T, Aschemann-Witzel J, Grønhøj A. Efficacy of a smartphone application-based intervention for encouraging children’s healthy eating in Denmark. Health Promotion International 2022;37(1) View
  45. Domin A, Spruijt-Metz D, Theisen D, Ouzzahra Y, Vögele C. Smartphone-Based Interventions for Physical Activity Promotion: Scoping Review of the Evidence Over the Last 10 Years. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2021;9(7):e24308 View
  46. Jembai J, Wong Y, Bakhtiar N, Lazim S, Ling H, Kuan P, Chua P. Mobile health applications: awareness, attitudes, and practices among medical students in Malaysia. BMC Medical Education 2022;22(1) View
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  48. Bonvicini L, Pingani I, Venturelli F, Patrignani N, Bassi M, Broccoli S, Ferrari F, Gallelli T, Panza C, Vicentini M, Giorgi Rossi P. Effectiveness of mobile health interventions targeting parents to prevent and treat childhood Obesity: Systematic review. Preventive Medicine Reports 2022;29:101940 View
  49. Truman E, Elliott C. Testing a Mobile App for Participatory Research to Identify Teen-Targeted Food Marketing: Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Formative Research 2022;6(5):e35886 View
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