Young Adults, Technology, and Weight Loss: A Focus Group Study

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Stephens, Janna; Moscou-Jackson, Gyasi; Allen, Jerilyn K.;
(2015)

Overweight and obesity are a major concern in young adults. Technology has been integrated into many weight loss interventions; however little is known about the use of this technology in young adults. The purpose of this study was to explore through focus group session... View more
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