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dc.contributor.authorChia, Gladys Lai Chengen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Angelikaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMcLean, Louise Anneen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-28T03:19:08Z
dc.date.available2019-07-23en_NZ
dc.date.available2020-02-28T03:19:08Z
dc.date.issued2019en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationChia, G. L. C., Anderson, A., & McLean, L. A. (2019). Behavior change techniques incorporated in fitness trackers: content analysis. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 7(7):e12768. https://doi.org/10.2196/12768en
dc.identifier.issn2291-5222en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13478
dc.description.abstractBackground: The use of fitness trackers as tools of self-management to promote physical activity is increasing. However, the content of fitness trackers remains unexplored. Objective: The aim of this study was to use the Behavior Change Technique Taxonomy v1 (BCTTv1) to examine if swim-proof fitness trackers below Aus $150 (US$ 105) incorporate behavior change techniques (BCTs) that relate to self-management strategies to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior and to determine if content of the fitness trackers correspond to physical activity guidelines. Methods: A total of two raters used the BCTTv1 to code 6 fitness trackers that met the inclusion criteria. The inclusion criteria were the ability to track activity, be swim proof, be compatible with Android and Apple operating systems, and cost below Aus $150. Results: All fitness trackers contained BCTs known to promote physical activity, with the most frequently used BCTs overlapping with self-management strategies, including goal setting, self-monitoring, and feedback on behavior. Fitbit Flex 2 (Fitbit Inc) contained the most BCTs at 20. Huawei Band 2 Pro (Huawei Technologies) and Misfit Shine 2 (Fossil Group) contained the least BCTs at 11. Conclusions: Fitness trackers contain evidence-based BCTs that overlap with self-management strategies, which have been shown to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior. Fitness trackers offer the prospect for physical activity interventions that are cost-effective and easily accessed by a wide population.
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherJMIR Publications, INCen_NZ
dc.rights©Gladys Lai Cheng Chia, Angelika Anderson, Louise Anne McLean. Originally published in JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth (http://mhealth.jmir.org), 14.07.2019. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attributionm License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published in JMIR mhealth and uhealth, is properly cited. The complete bibliographic information, a link to the original publication on http://mhealth.jmir.org/, as well as this copyright and license information must be included.
dc.subjectScience & Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_NZ
dc.subjectHealth Care Sciences & Servicesen_NZ
dc.subjectMedical Informaticsen_NZ
dc.subjectbehavioral medicineen_NZ
dc.subjectself-managementen_NZ
dc.subjectfitness trackeren_NZ
dc.subjectphysical activityen_NZ
dc.subjectsedentary behavioren_NZ
dc.subjectPHYSICAL-ACTIVITY INTERVENTIONSen_NZ
dc.subjectWORLDWIDE SURVEYen_NZ
dc.subjectSEDENTARY BEHAVIORen_NZ
dc.subjectADULTSen_NZ
dc.subjectINACTIVITYen_NZ
dc.subjectTRENDSen_NZ
dc.subjectASSOCIATIONen_NZ
dc.subjectMAINTENANCEen_NZ
dc.subjectDISEASESen_NZ
dc.subjectTIMEen_NZ
dc.titleBehavior change techniques incorporated in fitness trackers: content analysisen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.2196/12768en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfJMIR Mhealth Uhealthen_NZ
pubs.elements-id240105
pubs.issue7en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume7en_NZ
uow.identifier.article-noARTN e12768


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