publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Development and implementation of a smartphone application to promote physical activity and reduce screen-time in adolescent boys.

Lubans, David R.; Smith, Jordan J.; Skinner, Geoff; Morgan, Philip J.;
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  • Published: 20 May 2014 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health (issn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
Purpose: The primary aim is to describe the development and implementation of a smartphone application (app) designed to promote physical activity and reduce screen-time in adolescent boys ‘at risk’ of obesity from low-income communities. Methods: An app was developed to support the delivery of a face-to-face school-based obesity prevention program known as the ‘Active Teen Leaders Avoiding Screen-time’ (ATLAS) program. ATLAS was guided by self-determination theory and social cognitive theory and evaluated using a cluster randomized controlled trial with 361 boys (12.7± 0.5 years) in 14 secondary schools. Following the completion of the study, participants in th...
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free text keywords: Adolescent, Technology, physical activity, sedentary behavior, fitness and exercise, Intervention Studies, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, Public Health, obesity prevention, behavior change, self-determination theory, social cognitive theory, Methods Article, Screen time, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Focus group, Multimedia, computer.software_genre, computer, Medical education, Usage data, Push technology, Medicine, business.industry, business, Nursing
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Development and implementation of a smartphone application to promote physical activity and reduce screen-time in adolescent boys.

Lubans, David R.; Smith, Jordan J.; Skinner, Geoff; Morgan, Philip J.;