WALK 2.0: Examining the effectiveness of Web 2.0 features to increase physical activity in a 'real world' setting: an ecological trial protocol

Cristina M. Caperchione, Gregory S. Kolt, Trevor N. Savage, Richard R. Rosenkranz, Anthony J. Maeder, Corneel Vandelanotte, Mitch J. Duncan, Anetta Van Itallie, Rhys Tague, W. Kerry Mummery

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Abstract

Introduction Low levels of healthenhancing physical activity require novel approaches that have the potential to reach broad populations. Webbased interventions are a popular approach for behaviour change given their wide reach and accessibility. However, challenges with participant engagement and retention reduce the longterm maintenance of behaviour change. Web 2.0 features present a new and innovative online environment supporting greater interactivity, with the potential to increase engagement and retention. In order to understand the applicability of these innovative interventions for the broader population, 'realworld' interventions implemented under 'everyday conditions' are required. The aim of this study is to investigate the difference in physical activity behaviour between individuals using a traditional Web 1.0 website with those using a novel Web 2.0 website.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere006374
Pages (from-to)Art: A99
Number of pages9
JournalBMJ Open
Volume4
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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