Journal article

Optimising Web-Based Computer-Tailored Physical Activity Interventions for Prostate Cancer Survivors: A Randomised Controlled Trial Examining the Impact of Website Architecture on User Engagement

Amy Finlay, Holly Evans, Andrew Vincent, Gary Wittert, Corneel Vandelanotte, Camille E Short

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Web-based computer-tailored interventions can assist prostate cancer survivors to become more physically active by providing personally relevant behaviour change support. This study aimed to explore how changing the website architecture (free choice vs. tunnelled) impacted engagement within a physical activity computer-tailored intervention targeting prostate cancer survivors. METHODS: On a 2:2:1 ratio, 71 Australian prostate cancer survivors with local or locally advanced disease (mean age: 66.6 years ± 9.66) were randomised into either a free-choice (N = 27), tunnelled (N = 27) or minimal intervention control arm (N =17). The primary outcome was differences in usage of the phys..

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Funding Acknowledgements

A.F. was supported by a PhD scholarship provided by the University of Adelaide, as well as a scholarship top up provided by the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health. Project costs were covered by a start-up package provided to C.E.S. when commencing at the Freemason's Foundation Centre for Men's Health. C.E.S. was also supported by a NHMRC ECR fellowship.