About the project

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Project aims

What are Australian General Practitioners’ perspectives on patients using mobile apps to count calories or monitor activity?  We aim to gauge GPs’ awareness of these tools and explore GPs’ perspectives on their drawbacks and utility to patients.

Given that obesity and inactivity are globally significant chronic diseases, we think that GPs will have useful perspectives on whether or not mobile dieting / activity tracking apps are any use to patients, on their appropriateness (or not) as a treatment, and on issues faced by their patients in relation to these technologies.

The study is being carried out by:

  • Professor Adrian Bauman, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FAFPHM
    Sesquicentenary Professor of Public Health, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney; Director, Prevention Research Collaboration
    Theme Leader, Physical Activity, Exercise and Energy Expenditure, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney
  • Dr Natalya Godbold, Stage 3 Student, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.

Who can take part?

GPs or GP Registrars who are currently practicing in Australia.


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