Weight control and conversations in an online health-community on overweight
2007 (English)In: 3rd Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2006 / [ed] Ibrahim, F; Osman, NAA; Usman, J; Kadri, NA, 2007, Vol. 15, 668-671 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper presents the results from a two month-long study of a group of people participating in an online health-community on overweight. The relation between their contributions in the community and their experienced weight change was investigated. The results show a tendency towards that the greater weight loss the community members experienced the more active they were in the conversations. When focusing on the online discussions more specifically concerned with learning problems, this relation was even more evident.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 15, 668-671 p.
, IFMBE Proceedings, ISSN 1680-0737 ; 15
communication, online, learning, weight loss
Computer and Information Science Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-40796ISI: 000246513200168ISBN: 978-3-540-68016-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-40796DiVA: diva2:442483
3rd Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2006 (BioMed 2006) Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Date: DEC 11-14, 2006