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Current Obesity Reports

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 354–362 | Cite as

Remotely Delivered Interventions for Obesity Treatment

  • Lauren E. BradleyEmail author
  • Christine E. Smith-Mason
  • Joyce A. Corsica
  • Mackenzie C. Kelly
  • Megan M. Hood
Psychological Issues (V Drapeau and V Ivezaj, Section Editors)
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Abstract

Purpose of Review

This review synthesizes recent research on remotely delivered interventions for obesity treatment, including summarizing outcomes and challenges to implementing these treatments as well as outlining recommendations for clinical implementation and future research.

Recent Findings

There are a wide range of technologies used for delivering obesity treatment remotely. Generally, these treatments appear to be acceptable and feasible, though weight loss outcomes are mixed. Engagement in these interventions, particularly in the long term, is a significant challenge. Newer technologies are rapidly developing and enable tailored and adaptable interventions, though research in this area is in its infancy.

Summary

Further research is required to optimize potential benefits of remotely delivered interventions for obesity.

Keywords

Obesity eHealth mHealth Behavior interventions 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Lauren Bradley, Christine Smith-Mason, Joyce Corsica, Mackenzie Kelly, and Megan Hood declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lauren E. Bradley
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christine E. Smith-Mason
    • 1
  • Joyce A. Corsica
    • 1
  • Mackenzie C. Kelly
    • 1
  • Megan M. Hood
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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