Health Education England’s NoObesity digital health app’s are being evaluated by the University of Plymouth and the University of Oxford. They are looking at the usability and acceptability by families to influence activities to improve their diet, physical activity and weight. We hope to better understand the factors which influence the uptake and use of digital health mobile apps and make recommendations on how to improve future designs.
What will happen during the research?
Participants will be asked to download the ‘NoObesity’ app on their smartphone and use it on average 15 to 30 minutes per day. This will be for three months. Associated allied healthcare professionals or health visitors will be asked to use the professional version of the app to monitor progress. They will provide feedback on the app. They will not provide feedback on participants.
The research team will monitor use of the app, including number of screens viewed, logins, minutes using the app, plans made, and goals met. After three months of app usage, participants will join in two Skype audio conference or a telephone conference for 40 to 60 minutes. They will be asked questions about their experience with using the app. The private interviews will be between the participant and a researcher. The sessions shall be recorded, subject to your permission, and transcribed by a 3rd party.
How to get involved
If you know of anyone or any services working with families who would be interested they can get involved in this evaluation by signing up below.
To participate in this evaluation please read the Participant Information Guides and Consent and complete the short consent form to sign-up.