Call for mHealth Papers
Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research
~Special Issue Call for Papers~
”°Health Behavior in the Information Age”±
IMPORTANT DATES (DEADLINES EXTENDED):
World Cancer Resarch Fund International research grant
If you are working with colleagues outside of the Americas, this grant program might be of interest.
The research principles and themes that they are looking for are outlined below:
When raiding the fridge Researchers find a way to track how you feel when it’s time for a meal
Many of us lie or can’t remember what we ate when asked to reveal our eating habits, and that makes it difficult for doctors and researchers to guide us toward better diets and behaviors. But what if there was a way for them to monitor us?
Donna Spruijt-Metz, director of the mHealth Collaboratory at the USC Center for Economic and Social Research, and her team are testing an innovative approach to address obesity: devices that measure mood and eating behaviors rather than focusing on dietary intake.
“The three-day multiple pass dietary recall that asks people to remember what they ate is the gold standard for measuring food intake, but we can’t accurately measure someone’s diet or food intake,” said Spruijt-Metz, a research professor of psychology at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. “We really have no idea what people eat, because people lie. People don’t remember.” Read More