Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Exploring personality profiles of people willing to use mobile digital technology to assist in weight loss

Smart phones and other small portable monitoring devices are being used more and more by people to improve their health. The big benefit of health apps and portable monitors comes from them being with the person as they go about their daily activities, not just at home or in the clinic. It is important that they are friendly and easy to use. Some research at the University aims to help people to reduce weight or blood sugar through using such devices. To make sure we have a good design we need to know about the personality, eating behaviours and lifestyles of people who volunteer to take part in studies.
In this online survey we plan to collect answers from native British people (men and women) aged from 25 to 65 years old, with type 2 diabetes and who are overweight. They should have used or be willing to consider using smart phone apps or portable monitors to reduce weight or blood sugar. This will help us to understand the relationship between personality and behaviours of potential users of such technology. People matching these requirements and who complete the anonymous survey can choose to enter a free £100 prize draw.

Information Sheet: click to download 

Online survey: click here to go straight to the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/persprofiles

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