How Engagement and Platform Design Impact Digital Behavioral Interventions
Online social networks are becoming an increasingly prevalent strategy for public health and other stakeholders to cut down unhealthy behaviors, such as postpartum weight loss and smoking cessation. A unique benefit of an online social network is it brings people together in a way to support each other that no other treatment modality is capable of accomplishing.
New Study: Offering a Range of Treatment Options to Quit Smoking Produces the Best Results
The internet is the first place that many tobacco users seek help to quit. But what makes online quit-smoking programs effective? A new study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine uncovered important insights about what motivates the actions that smokers take.
Smokers Active in Online Support Groups Show Higher Quitting Rates
An online social network does help smokers quit, especially when participants actively engage in the community. In this U.S. News and World Report story, Senior Vice President Amanda Graham, Ph.D., shared study results of more than 2,600 smokers on BecomeAnEX.org.
New Digital Tools Make Companies Rethink Tobacco Cessation
Client Success Director Jessie Saul blogged about trending digital tools that help more smokers quit for the 2017 Connected Health Conference. At the Boston meeting, she shared her insights on a panel titled “Applying Digital Tools to Personal & Public Health.”