Developing Dynamic Theories for Behavior Change

Developing Dynamic Theories for Behavior Change

The aim of this research is to evaluate the efficacy of contextually tailored activity suggestions and activity planning for increasing physical activity among sedentary adults.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - HeartSteps

HeartSteps is a smartphone based mHealth intervention that contains the following intervention components: (1) contextually-tailored suggestions for activity; (2) motivational messages aimed at keeping individuals motivated to be active; (3) planning of the next week's activity; and (4) adaptive weekly activity goals. Activity suggestions provide individuals with suggestions for how they can be active, and are tailored based on time of day, user's location, day of the week (weekend/weekday), and more on

Operationalizing Behavioral Theory for mHealth: Dynamics, Context, and Personalization