Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An evaluation of users' views of food diary applications
by Sauceda, Amanda, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 57; 1523050
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to assess user preference of three smartphone applications, My Net Diary, My Fitness Pal, and Lose It. Applications across different smartphone platforms were used. Specifically the study evaluated users' view regarding the app's (a) convenience, (b) satisfaction with the nutrient analysis reports, and (c) perceived behavior change.

Participants (n=50) were obtained from Introductory Nutrition Classes at California State University, Long Beach and assigned an app to use for a duration of2 weeks. After that time an email was sent including a link to the Survey Monkey questionnaire. The results, using ANOVAs, indicated no significant differences between the apps in users' view regarding (a) convenience, (b) satisfaction with the nutrient analysis reports, and (c) perceived behavior change. The insignificant results could be attributed to the fact that these apps are widely popular and cited on top 10 lists. Further study is warranted.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reiboldt, Wendy
Commitee: Gonitzke, Dariella, Gray, Virginia
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Nutrition, Public health
Keywords: Apps, Food diary, Smartphone, Technology
Publication Number: 1523050
ISBN: 978-1-303-20223-0
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