publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Engagement and Nonusage Attrition With a Free Physical Activity Promotion Program: The Case of 10,000 Steps Australia.

Diana Guertler; Corneel Vandelanotte; Morwenna Kirwan; Mitch J Duncan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Jul 2015 Journal: Journal of Medical Internet Research, volume 17, issue 7 (issn: 1439-4456, eissn: 1438-8871, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: JMIR Publications Inc.
Abstract
Background: Data from controlled trials indicate that Web-based interventions generally suffer from low engagement and high attrition. This is important because the level of exposure to intervention content is linked to intervention effectiveness. However, data from real-life Web-based behavior change interventions are scarce, especially when looking at physical activity promotion. Objective: The aims of this study were to (1) examine the engagement with the freely available physical activity promotion program 10,000 Steps, (2) examine how the use of a smartphone app may be helpful in increasing engagement with the intervention and in decreasing nonusage attriti...
Subjects
free text keywords: Original Paper, physical activity, Internet, engagement, smartphone, Analysis of variance, Survival analysis, Proportional hazards model, Attrition, medicine.disease, medicine, Behavior change, Statistics, Health behavior, Psychological intervention, Hazard ratio, business.industry, business, Demography, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Engagement and Nonusage Attrition With a Free Physical Activity Promotion Program: The Case of 10,000 Steps Australia.

Diana Guertler; Corneel Vandelanotte; Morwenna Kirwan; Mitch J Duncan;