School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Obesity, weight management, behavioral changes, self-management, smartphone, mHealth.
Smith, Linda Lawton, "Web-Based Applications for Weight Loss and Management: An Integrative Review" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3106.
Obesity is associated with the leading causes of death in the United States and the world. Internationally, 39% of the world’s population was overweight or obese, in 2014, with 9% having diabetes. These causes include diabetes, stroke, certain types of cancer and heart disease. Obesity can lead to poorer mental health outcomes and cause a decrease in the quality of life. This integrative review is to determine if health and dietary smart-phone apps are effective tools to help overweight and obese people lose weight and maintain that loss.