Journal article

Examining participant engagement in an information technology-based physical activity and nutrition intervention for men: the manup randomized controlled trial.

Camille E Short, Corneel Vandelanotte, Marcus W Dixon, Richard Rosenkranz, Cristina Caperchione, Cindy Hooker, Mohan Karunanithi, Gregory S Kolt, Anthony Maeder, Hang Ding, Pennie Taylor, Mitch J Duncan

JMIR Res Protoc | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Males experience a shorter life expectancy and higher rates of chronic diseases compared to their female counterparts. To improve health outcomes among males, interventions specifically developed for males that target their health behaviors are needed. Information technology (IT)-based interventions may be a promising intervention approach in this population group, however, little is known about how to maximize engagement and retention in Web-based programs. OBJECTIVE: The current study sought to explore attributes hypothesized to influence user engagement among a subsample of participants from the ManUp study, a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of an interactive ..

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