2. A Picture May be Worth a Thousand Words: Obese Teens' Perspectives Regarding the Photovoice Component of a Weight Management Intervention

      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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