Background: Technological instruments may help control paediatric obesity. Objective: We tested whether a personalized programme based on the energy expenditure obtained from a wristband (WB) and the energy intake obtained from a smartphone application (APP) is superior to a standard approach at promoting weight loss. Methods: We performed a randomized controlled trial in obese children aged 10–17 years. The experimental (EXP) and control (CTR) groups were given a low-energy diet and a prescription for physical activity. The EXP group was equipped with a WB and an APP and given personalized feedback every 7 days. The main outcome was weight loss at 3 months. Results: The mean (standard deviation) z-score of body mass index at the enrollment was 2.20 (0.47) in the EXP (n = 16 out of 23) and 2.09 (0.34) in the CTR group (n = 14 out of 20) of children who completed the trial. The mean (95%CI) difference in weight loss at 3 months was 0.07 kg (95%CI: 2.81 to 2.96) for EXP vs. the CTR. Conclusion: A personalized lifestyle programme based on a WB and an APP was not superior to a standard lifestyle programme at promoting weight loss in obese children.
Combined use of a wristband and a smartphone to reduce body weight in obese children : randomized controlled trial / C. Mameli, D. Brunetti, V. Colombo, G. Bedogni, L. Schneider, F. Penagini, B. Borsani, G.V. Zuccotti. - In: PEDIATRIC OBESITY. - ISSN 2047-6310. - 13:2(2018 Feb 02), pp. 81-87.
|Titolo:||Combined use of a wristband and a smartphone to reduce body weight in obese children : randomized controlled trial|
MAMELI, CHIARA (Primo)
ZUCCOTTI, GIAN VINCENZO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||children; obesity; remote sensing technology; smartphone|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2-feb-2018|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||29-nov-2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpo.12201|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|