Published on in Vol 15, No 12 (2013): December

Leveraging Text Messaging and Mobile Technology to Support Pediatric Obesity-Related Behavior Change: A Qualitative Study Using Parent Focus Groups and Interviews

Leveraging Text Messaging and Mobile Technology to Support Pediatric Obesity-Related Behavior Change: A Qualitative Study Using Parent Focus Groups and Interviews

Leveraging Text Messaging and Mobile Technology to Support Pediatric Obesity-Related Behavior Change: A Qualitative Study Using Parent Focus Groups and Interviews

Mona Sharifi 1, MD, MPH;  Eileen M Dryden 2, PhD;  Christine M Horan 3, MPH;  Sarah Price 3, MPH;  Richard Marshall 4, MD;  Karen Hacker 2, MD, MPH;  Jonathan A Finkelstein 3, 5, MD, MPH;  Elsie M Taveras 1, 3, MD, MPH

1 Division of General Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US

2 Institute for Community Health, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, US

3 Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School , Boston, MA, US

4 Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates , Boston, MA, US

5 Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US

Corresponding Author:

  • Mona Sharifi, MD, MPH
  • Division of General Pediatrics
  • Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
  • Harvard Medical School
  • 100 Cambridge Street, 15th floor, Suite 1523
  • Boston, MA
  • US
  • Phone: 1 617-724-4007
  • Email: msharifi@partners.org