The HealthierU portal for supporting behaviour change and diet programs

Shlomo Berkovsky, Gilly Hendrie, Jill Freyne, Manny Noakes, Kathy Usic

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The use of online technologies for supporting participants of behaviour
change and diet program is a timely and important research direction. We present
HealthierU, adaptive online portal offering a suite of interactive support tools. The
portal was evaluated in a 24-week study, which shows that regular reminders
trigger increased interaction with the portal. We also analyse interaction patters
conducive to weight loss and discuss possible factors of the attrition rates observed
in the study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDriving reform
Subtitle of host publicationdigital health is everyone's business : Selected papers from the 23rd Australian national Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2015)
EditorsAndrew Georgiou, Heather Grain, Louise K. Schaper
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995586
ISBN (Print)9781614995579
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Bibliographical note

Copyright the Author(s) and IOS Press 2015. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


  • diet program
  • online support
  • usage logs
  • data analysis


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