Management of Weight-Loss: Patients’ and Healthcare Professionals’ Requirements for an E-health System for Patients

  • Anita Das
  • Arild Faxvaag
  • Dag Svanæs
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6776)


An increasing number of patients with overweight undergo weight-reduction treatment. However, many people experience challenges with long-term maintenance and are in risk of weight-regain. Currently there is no unique solution that ensures long-term maintenance of lost weight. Several studies have explored the effectiveness of web-based and e-health interventions, on improving the outcomes of weight-management. The results are unclear. This paper describes requirements for e-health solutions for weight-loss patients. Our findings suggest that such solutions need to be developed in collaboration with both patients and healthcare professionals to ensure that they are in line with medical treatment in addition to taking consideration to the behavioral aspects of using such systems.


Design E-health Healthcare Obesity User involvement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anita Das
    • 1
  • Arild Faxvaag
    • 1
  • Dag Svanæs
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neuromedicine, Medisinsk Teknisk ForskningssenterNorwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)TrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information ScienceTrondheimNorway

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