Published on in Vol 3, No 1 (2019): Jan-Mar

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The Development of an Arabic Weight-Loss App Akser Waznk: Qualitative Results

The Development of an Arabic Weight-Loss App Akser Waznk: Qualitative Results

The Development of an Arabic Weight-Loss App Akser Waznk: Qualitative Results

Authors of this article:

Ryan Alturki1, 2 Author Orcid Image ;   Valerie Gay1 Author Orcid Image


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Books/Policy Documents

  1. Nurgalieva L, Doherty G. Digital Therapeutics for Mental Health and Addiction. View