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A family-based m-health intervention to promote physical activity and healthy eating

Wunsch, Kathrin; Gnam, Jens-Peter; Berckhan, Laura; Renner, B.; Woll, Alexander

Abstract (englisch):
Background: Physical activity and healthy nutrition are commonly known as core facets of health. However, recent studies confirm a lack of these aspects in today’s society. With most people lacking time for exercise and cooking, m-health applications may be the means of choice to promote healthier lifestyles. The current study aimed to develop a smartphone intervention app based on scientific theoretical background which uses behavior change techniques (BCT’s) to promote physical activity and healthy eating behavior in a family setting. Methods: A total of at least 30 families will be randomized into one of two groups: an intervention group, receiving three weeks of the m-health intervention, and a waiting list control group. Participants’ daily activity was measured via accelerometry for a duration of one week prior and following the m-health intervention. Moreover, participants completed questionnaires about their daily activity and eating behavior.
Expected results: As of the low count of participants, first descriptive analyses point to an increase in moderate to vigorous physical activity following the intervention. However, more participants will be examined to further study this first impression. ... mehr



Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Poster
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000090715
Veranstaltung 32nd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS 2018), Galway, Irland, 21.08.2018 – 25.08.2018
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung 32nd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Galway, Ireland.
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