Acceptability and feasibility of a computer-tailored physical activity intervention using stages of change: project FAITH

Vandelanotte, Corneel and De Bourdeaudhuji, Ise (2003) Acceptability and feasibility of a computer-tailored physical activity intervention using stages of change: project FAITH. Health Education Research, 18 3: 304-317. doi:10.1093/her/cyf027


Author Vandelanotte, Corneel
De Bourdeaudhuji, Ise
Title Acceptability and feasibility of a computer-tailored physical activity intervention using stages of change: project FAITH
Journal name Health Education Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-3648
0268-1153
Publication date 2003-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/her/cyf027
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 304
End page 317
Total pages 14
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Subject 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract This study investigated the feasibility and acceptability of a new computer-tailored intervention promoting physical activity in a general population, and explored if there are differences in the reported feasibility and acceptability between stages of change, gender, age groups, education levels and familiarity with computer use. The computer-tailored intervention program consists of questionnaires concerning demographics, physical activity and psychosocial determinants, leading to a 'physical activity advice' and an 'action plan'. This feedback was constructed taking the stages of change into account, at content level as well as in the way participants were approached. One hundred and ninety-two participants, between 25 and 55 years of age, ran through the tailored materials, and completed an acceptability and feasibility questionnaire afterwards. This questionnaire contained feasibility and acceptability questions about all the intervention aspects: intervention questions, physical activity advice, action plan and computer use. High acceptability and feasibility scores were found for all intervention parts. Only a few significant differences in acceptability and feasibility scores between stages of change, gender, age groups, education levels and familiarity with computer use were found. These results suggest that this computer-tailored intervention is an acceptable and feasible tool for promoting physical activity for respondents having different stages of change, ages, gender, education levels and computer use.
Keyword Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Behavior-change
Education & Educational Research
Leisure-time
Primary-care
Health
Exercise
Fat
Messages
Feedback
Impact
People
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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