Weight-loss treatment through smartphone-assisted patient coaching
(Co-funding by Innosuisse – Suisse Innovation Agency Project - Nr. 17236.2 PFLS-LS)
The prevalence of overweight and obesity in the CH require effective, innovative interventions for weight loss. In view of this background Oviva has developed an app for Dieticians. Their effectiveness is tested.
In a 1-year pre / post pilot study the effectiveness via online nutrition counseling for overweight or obese adults is tested. The study is carried out in two phase: The first phase (close contact) is used for weight loss and the second phase (less contact) for weight maintenance. The effectiveness is measured using anthropometric, laboratory chemical and behavioral psychological parameters at different times.