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A smartphone-supported weight loss program: design of the ENGAGED randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, November 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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21 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages

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Title
A smartphone-supported weight loss program: design of the ENGAGED randomized controlled trial
Published in
BMC Public Health, November 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-12-1041
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Authors

Christine A Pellegrini, Jennifer M Duncan, Arlen C Moller, Joanna Buscemi, Alyson Sularz, Andrew DeMott, Alex Pictor, Sherry Pagoto, Juned Siddique, Bonnie Spring

Abstract

Obesity remains a major public health challenge, demanding cost-effective and scalable weight management programs. Delivering key treatment components via mobile technology offers a potential way to reduce expensive in-person contact, thereby lowering the cost and burden of intensive weight loss programs. The ENGAGED study is a theory-guided, randomized controlled trial designed to examine the feasibility and efficacy of an abbreviated smartphone-supported weight loss program.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 1%
United Kingdom 5 1%
Germany 2 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
France 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Taiwan 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 422 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 87 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 75 17%
Researcher 61 14%
Student > Bachelor 59 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 30 7%
Other 66 15%
Unknown 67 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 100 22%
Psychology 48 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 45 10%
Social Sciences 35 8%
Sports and Recreations 26 6%
Other 102 23%
Unknown 89 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 January 2013.
All research outputs
#1,755,100
of 21,602,562 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#1,952
of 14,009 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19,847
of 290,960 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#97
of 1,048 outputs
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