Adaptation of an automated telephone system to promote physical activity in Australia

Oldenburg, Brian, Bird, Dominique M. and Friedman, Robert H. (2005). Adaptation of an automated telephone system to promote physical activity in Australia. In: Alan J. Christensen, Annals of Behavioral Medicine; Abstracts of the 2005 SBM Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions: Behavioral Medicine and Public Health: Promoting the Health of Individuals, Families, Communities, and Populations. 2005 SBM Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions: Behavioral Medicine and Public Health: Promoting the Health of Individuals, Families, Communities, and Populations, Marriott Copley Place Hotel, Boston, MA, (S083-S083). 13-16 April, 2005.


Author Oldenburg, Brian
Bird, Dominique M.
Friedman, Robert H.
Title of paper Adaptation of an automated telephone system to promote physical activity in Australia
Conference name 2005 SBM Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions: Behavioral Medicine and Public Health: Promoting the Health of Individuals, Families, Communities, and Populations
Conference location Marriott Copley Place Hotel, Boston, MA
Conference dates 13-16 April, 2005
Convener Society of Behavioral Medicine
Proceedings title Annals of Behavioral Medicine; Abstracts of the 2005 SBM Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions: Behavioral Medicine and Public Health: Promoting the Health of Individuals, Families, Communities, and Populations   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.
Publisher Society of Behavioral Medicine
Publication Year 2005
Year available 2005
ISSN 0883-6612
1532-4796
Editor Alan J. Christensen
Volume 29
Issue Annual Meeting Supplement
Start page S083
End page S083
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Recent developments utilising telecommunications technology provide an opportunity to research a range of questions with respect to generalizability and transferability of such programs within and between countries. The Telephone Linked Computer (TLC) system designed by Boston Medical Centre has been shownto improve health behaviours in trials conducted in theUSA.This system is being trialled to assess its acceptability and usability to improve the prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes in Australia.TheTLCphysical activity programme is an automated telecommunications system that functions as an at-home monitor, educator and counsellor. Users contact the system on average once a week and answer questions on their level of activity. The system is equipped with speech recognition software to process answers which are stored in a database and are used to control the direction of the conversation.TLCuses digitized human speech to provide feedback on progress and to offer a range of educational material on benefits and barriers associated with physical activity participation. 20 individuals from Brisbane, Australia, who indicated living a sedentary lifestyle, were asked to access the system weekly. Their feedback and satisfaction level were assessed by questionnaires and in interviews after 2, 4 and 8 weeks. These results have been used to identify issues associated with transferring content and logic from a US-designed TLC system to the Australian context and will be used to conduct further trials of this and other future systems in Australia.
Subjects 110306 Endocrinology
111710 Health Counselling

 
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