Journal article

The Impact of Financial Incentives on Physical Activity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH PROMOTION | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of financial incentives on physical activity (PA). DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Embase, 7 other databases, and 2 trial registries until July 17, 2019. STUDY INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Randomized controlled trials with adults aged ≥18 years assessing the effect of financial incentives on PA. Any comparator was eligible provided the only difference between groups was the incentive strategy. DATA EXTRACTION: Two independent reviewers extracted data and assessed study quality. Of 5765 records identified, 57 records (51 unique trials; n = 17 773 participants) were included. DATA SYNTHESIS: Random-effects models pooling data for each of the 5 PA domains. RESULTS..

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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 Principal Research Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study is supported by funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence (#1079078). M.N.L. is supported by a Melbourne International Research Scholarship and an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. K.B. is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship (#1058440). M.H. is supported by Sir Randal Heymanson Fellowship from The University of Melbourne. R. S.H. is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (#1154217).