Journal article

Are web-based personally tailored physical activity videos more effective than personally tailored text-based interventions? Results from the three-arm randomised controlled TaylorActive trial

Corneel Vandelanotte, Camille E Short, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Amanda Rebar, Stephanie Alley, Stephanie Schoeppe, Doreen F Canoy, Cindy Hooker, Deborah Power, Christopher Oldmeadow, Lucy Leigh, Quyen To, W Kerry Mummery, Mitch J Duncan

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Some online, personally tailored, text-based physical activity interventions have proven effective. However, people tend to 'skim' and 'scan' web-based text rather than thoroughly read their contents. In contrast, online videos are more engaging and popular. We examined whether web-based personally tailored physical activity videos were more effective in promoting physical activity than personally tailored text and generic information. METHODS: 501 adults were randomised into a video-tailored intervention, text-tailored intervention or control. Over a 3-month period, intervention groups received access to eight sessions of web-based personally tailored physical activity advice. O..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This trial was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (1049369). MJD (100029) and CV (100427) were, and SA (102609) and SS (101240) are supported by a fellowship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia. CES (1090517), RCP (1100138) and AR (1105926) were, and MJD (1141606) and SS (1125586) are supported by a Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council.