mHealth text messaging for physical activity promotion in college students: a formative participatory approach.

Publication Date: 
Mar 06, 2015

OBJECTIVES: To develop mobile-based physical activity promotion text messages, understand users' preferences, and assess feasibility and acceptability in a college student sample.

Objectively assessed physical activity and weight status in Maltese 11-12 year-olds.

Publication Date: 
Jan 21, 2014

The objectives of the study were to identify levels of physical activity and sedentary time and assess how they differ by weight status in Maltese boys and girls. Participants were 234 Maltese children aged 11-12 years, of which 187 (80%) provided complete data.

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Persistence of social signatures in human communication.

Publication Date: 
Jan 22, 2014

The social network maintained by a focal individual, or ego, is intrinsically dynamic and typically exhibits some turnover in membership over time as personal circumstances change.

Hand-held dynamic visual noise reduces naturally occurring food cravings and craving-related consumption.

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Jun 17, 2013

This study demonstrated the applicability of the well-established laboratory task, dynamic visual noise, as a technique for reducing naturally occurring food cravings and subsequent food intake. Dynamic visual noise was delivered on a hand-held computer device.

Use of mobile phone text messaging to deliver an individualized smoking behaviour intervention in Chinese adolescents.

Publication Date: 
Oct 28, 2013

We evaluated the effectiveness of a mobile phone text-messaging based smoking cessation intervention package among Chinese adolescent smokers. Students aged 16-19 years were recruited from six vocational high schools located in Shanghai.

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Exposure to pro-smoking media in college students: does type of media channel differentially contribute to smoking risk?

Publication Date: 
May 02, 2013

BACKGROUND: There are almost no data on whether the different channels through which pro-smoking media appear (i.e., point-of-sale advertising, movie smoking) differently influence smoking.

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