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International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 909248, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/909248
Research Article

The Use of Telehealth Technology in Assessing the Accuracy of Self-Reported Weight and the Impact of a Daily Immediate-Feedback Intervention among Obese Employees

1HealthPartners, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1309, USA
2JourneyWell, Minneapolis, MN 55425, USA
3HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1524, USA
4Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
5Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
6Cardiocom Multi-Disease Management, LLC, Chanhassen, MN 55317, USA

Received 15 October 2010; Revised 27 March 2011; Accepted 19 April 2011

Academic Editor: Ron A. Winkens

Copyright © 2011 Nicolaas P. Pronk et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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