Exploring the usability and acceptability of free mobile applications for young children in Obesity Intervention Curriculum

ID: 50466 Type: Poster/Demo
  1. Chia Jung Yeh, Bernice Dodor, Alaina Purvis, and Kristen Mahaffy, East Carolina University, United States

Tuesday, March 7 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

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Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children in the past 30 years. The purpose of this study is to exam the usability and acceptability of free apps for young children in obesity intervention curriculum using an action research approach. In the initial stage, research team will selected some free apps in healthy diet (food) and in exercise categories. Second stage of exploration, the study will invite young children in the community to explore these apps and use self-developed questionnaire to explore children’s and parents’ perceptions of usability and acceptability. Final stage of this study, research team will collect these feedback and comments from parents and children and embed the user friendly apps in our obesity intervention curriculum.

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