Childhood obesity is a significant public health concern. There is an urgent need
to find ways to enhance weight loss among obese teens in America. Utilizing communications
technologies may provide novel low cost means to address this problem. The focus of
this project was to explore the use of a modified Photovoice intervention to enhance
obese adolescents' weight loss efforts. We asked obese teens enrolled in a pediatric
multidisciplinary weight management program (PMWMP) to take pictures in response to
weight-related questions. Our goal was to identify the types of images they believe
would encourage them to lose weight and we wished to explore how the process of taking
these pictures might affect their weight loss efforts.
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