Journal article

The impact of financial incentives on physical activity in adults: a systematic review protocol

Nguyen Luong My-Linh, Kim L Bennell, Michelle Hall, Anthony Harris, Rana S Hinman

SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Most adults fail to meet global physical activity guidelines set out by the World Health Organization. In recent years, behavioural economic principles have been used to design novel interventions that increase physical activity. Immediate financial rewards, for instance, can motivate an individual to change physical activity behaviour by lowering the opportunity costs of exercise. This systematic review will summarise the evidence about the effectiveness of financial incentive interventions for improving physical activity in adults. METHODS: We will search MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literatur..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This study is supported by funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence (#1079078); MLNL is supported by a Melbourne International Research Scholarship and an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship; KB is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship (#1058440); MH is supported by Sir Randal Heymanson Fellowship from The University of Melbourne; RSH is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT130100175).