Iterative development of MobileMums: a physical activity intervention for women with young children

Fjeldsoe, Brianna S., Miller, Yvette D., O'Brien, Jasmine L. and Marshall, Alison L. (2012) Iterative development of MobileMums: a physical activity intervention for women with young children. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9 151.1-151.11. doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-151


Author Fjeldsoe, Brianna S.
Miller, Yvette D.
O'Brien, Jasmine L.
Marshall, Alison L.
Title Iterative development of MobileMums: a physical activity intervention for women with young children
Journal name International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1479-5868
Publication date 2012-12
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-9-151
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 9
Start page 151.1
End page 151.11
Total pages 11
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: To describe the iterative development process and final version of ‘MobileMums’: a physical activity intervention for women with young children (<5 years) delivered primarily via mobile telephone (mHealth) short messaging service (SMS).

Methods: MobileMums development followed the five steps outlined in the mHealth development and evaluation framework: 1) conceptualization (critique of literature and theory); 2) formative research (focus groups, n= 48); 3) pre-testing (qualitative pilot of intervention components, n= 12); 4) pilot testing (pilot RCT, n= 88); and, 5)
qualitative evaluation of the refined intervention (n= 6).

Results: Key findings identified throughout the development process that shaped the MobileMums program were the need for: behaviour change techniques to be grounded in Social Cognitive Theory; tailored SMS content; two-way SMS interaction; rapport between SMS sender and recipient; an automated software platform to generate and send SMS; and, flexibility in location of a face-to-face delivered component.

Conclusions: The final version of MobileMums is flexible and adaptive to individual participant’s physical activity
goals, expectations and environment.
Keyword Mobile phone
Exercise
Postnatal
mHealth
Text messaging
Sms
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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