Here is some of the research on the DietMate program for weight loss, cholesterol reduction and hypertension control.
DietMate: Computerized Self-Management for Weight Control This paper provides a conceptual overview and description of the DietMate Program (Albert Jerome, Ph.D. & Lee W. Frederiksen, Ph.D. (1992). Behavior Therapist, 15 (10), 256-258.
DietMate Clinical Studies An overview of five important clinical studies performed to evaluate the DietMate program and product for various applications in health improvement. Detailed reports of these five studies follow.
Study 5. Computerized Diet and Exercise Intervention for High Blood Pressure. This paper describes results of a Phase I SBIR study funded by NHLBI examining DietMate as an intervention for High Blood Pressure (Albert Jerome, Ph.D., 1996).
Study 4. Phase II Study: Computer-Assisted Cholesterol Reduction The purpose of this Phase II research study was to develop and evaluate a dietary and exercise intervention for high blood cholesterol implemented via a hand-held microcomputer. (Albert Jerome, Ph.D., 1996).
Study 3. DietMate: A Computerized Intervention for Computer-Assisted Cholesterol Reduction. This paper describes results of a Phase I SBIR study funded by NHLBI examining DietMate as an intervention for cholesterol reduction and weight loss (Albert Jerome, Ph.D., 1992).
Study 2. Computerized Self-Management for the Treatment of Obesity Presented at the 25th Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New York, N.Y., November, 1991. (Albert Jerome, Ph.D., Lee W. Frederiksen, Ph.D., Candace B. Frederiksen, B.A. (1991).
Study 1. DietMate: A Computerized Intervention for Weight Loss This paper describes the initial DietMate validation study conducted with an early prototype of the product (Albert Jerome, Ph.D., 1991.)