Vol 1, No 1 (2016)

Inaugural Issue

Editorial

Welcome to the inaugural issue of The Journal of Health Design.


Corresponding Author: moyez.jiwa@nd.edu.au

How to trigger sun smart behaviours

Sarah Flynn, Jocelyn Dixon, Epi Kanjo, Moyez Jiwa

Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia, and it is preventable. Although Australian public health campaigns urge sun safety, Australians are still not complying with the message, and especially in sport. Targeting the risk to physical appearance may be a more effective strategy. 

Research

Do personalised technological devices help manage obesity?

Jade El-Mohamed, Cameron Parkin, Epi Kanjo, Jocelyn Dixon, Moyez Jiwa

This rapid review found that self-monitoring is central to any intervention in weight management; lack of adherence to dietary regimens has been the most significant challenge in weight management; and smartphones have the potential to support weight management plans. No significant differences were found in the literature between interventions deploying information technology (IT) and non-IT interventions on weight management.