Design and Validation of a Tool to Assess Efficacy, Security and Effectiveness of mHealth Apps whose main Goal is to Manage and Prevent Overweight and Obesity (EVALAPPS)

Area: Health Sciences

PI: Carrion Ribas, Carme

Research group: eHealth Lab

Project status: Open

Funding institution: Institute of Health Carlos III - Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities

Dates: 2017-2019

Objectives: The goal of this project is to develop an app assessment instrument in the field of overweight and obesity management, based on an assessment of efficacy (change of habits with respect to diet and physical activity in the monitored population), effectiveness (in the general population) and safety (adverse effects caused by use of the apps), during a period of 4 weeks.