Background: Physicians have limited time for weight-loss counseling, and there is a lack of
resources to which they can refer patients for assistance with weight loss. Weight-loss mobile
applications (apps) have the potential to be a helpful tool, but the extent to which they include the
behavioral strategies included in evidence-based interventions is unknown.
Purpose: The primary aims of the study were to determine the degree to which commercial weightloss
mobile apps include the...
Authors: Sherry Pagoto, Kristin Schneider, Mirjana Jojic, Michelle DeBiasse, Devin Mann