Journal article

Healthy mind, healthy body: A randomized trial testing the efficacy of a computer-tailored vs. interactive web-based intervention for increasing physical activity and reducing depressive symptoms

Amanda L Rebar, Cody Boles, Nicola W Burton, Mitch J Duncan, Camille E Short, Brenda Happell, Gregory S Kolt, Cristina M Caperchione, Richard R Rosenkranz, Corneel Vandelanotte

MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Physical activity is an effective primary or adjunctive treatment to reduce depressive symptoms. Computer-tailored and interactive web-based physical activity interventions are potentially effective and accessible means for promoting physical activity, but little evidence exists regarding their efficacy in reducing depressive symptoms. We conducted a 2-arm randomised trial to compare the efficacy of these web-based interventions for increasing physical activity and reducing depressive symptoms. Participants (18 years or older and had no health condition limiting physical activity) were randomised to have access to a web-based physical activity intervention program with either computer-tailor..

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