Two-Stage evaluation of a telehealth nutrition management service in support of Diabesity therapy

Veronika Schusterbauer*, Dieter Feitek, Peter Kastner, Hermann Toplak

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Background: Diabesity, a combination of diabetes mellitus type 2 and obesity, is one of the biggest global health problems. Individual nutrition therapy and physical activity are effective measures in prevention and treatment. Methods: Requirements for an integrated diabesity service were specified and evaluated in two stages. The aim of the first stage was to perform a feasibility trial in patients with diabesity, using separate diaries. DiabMemory for diabetes and Nutrinaut for nutrition. Based on the results of the first stage, a prototype of an integrated diabesity solution (KIT-Nutriton, AIT) was developed and evaluated. Results: First stage trial was performed with 10 diabesity patients (2f, med: 53 y. (IQR: 7), T2DM, BMI > 28 kg/m2) with 3 months follow-up and a significant reduction of BMI. Participants noticed concerns about using two separate diary solutions. Results of the field trial with KIT-Nutrition with 14 healthy subjects (3f, med: 26 y (IQR: 20,25)) showed that overall, 77.6 % of the intended tasks had been achieved. Conclusion: Results show that the integrated KIT-Nutrition app, providing access to a nutrition database, is feasible and accepted by the users. Before further trials can be made, an extension for regional food terms is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Informatics Meets eHealth
Subtitle of host publicationBiomedical Meets eHealth - From Sensors to Decisions - Proceedings of the 12th eHealth Conference
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998570
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event12th Annual Conference on Health Informatics Meets eHealth, eHealth 2018 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 8 May 20189 May 2018

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference12th Annual Conference on Health Informatics Meets eHealth, eHealth 2018


  • Android
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Obesity
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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