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Journal of Korean Society of Medical Informatics 2008;14(3):221-230.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4258/jksmi.2008.14.3.221    Published online September 30, 2008.
Effect of Feedback-Based Weight Management System on Body Weight Change
Mi Hwa Jin, Seung Hun Park, Boc Nam Park, Jin Oh Lee, Jong Seon Park, Hiye Ja Lee
1Department of Medical Information System, Yongin Songdam College, Korea.
2Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Electronics and Information, Kyung Hee University, Korea.
3Department of Nursing, Jinju Health College, Korea.
4Measurement and Evaluation Lab., Korea National Sport University, Korea.

OBJECTIVE: Body weight is an important indicator of a person's health status. In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of the body weight management system, HIMS (Health Improvement and Management System)-Diet, which instantly provides users with feedback on their measured weight using the database that stores the user.customized information.

METHODS: The participants of this experimental study used the system two or three times a week for 10 weeks. We analyzed the changes in their body weight and body mass index (BMI) according to their respective usage of the system.

RESULTS: Participants' body weight and BMI decreased with respect to their individual usage of the system. Participants that used the system frequently for a longer time period improved significantly in their body weight and BMI.

CONCLUSION: The experimental study showed that the body weight management system, HIMS-Diet, was effective in controlling people's body weight.

Key Words: Weight Management System, Body Weight Control, Health Improvement, Health Management


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