I Move: systematic development of a web-based computer tailored physical activity intervention, based on motivational interviewing and self-determination theory

S.A.H. Friederichs, A. Oenema, C. Bolman, J. Guyaux, H.M. van Keulen, L. Lechner

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Abstract

Background: This article describes the systematic development of the I Move intervention: a web-based computer tailored physical activity promotion intervention, aimed at increasing and maintaining physical activity among adults. This intervention is based on the theoretical insights and practical applications of self-determination theory and motivational interviewing.

Methods/design: Since developing interventions in a systemically planned way increases the likelihood of effectiveness, we used the Intervention Mapping protocol to develop the I Move intervention. In this article, we first describe how we proceeded through each of the six steps of the Intervention Mapping protocol. After that, we describe the content of the I Move intervention and elaborate on the planned randomized controlled trial.

Discussion: By integrating self-determination theory and motivational interviewing in web-based computer tailoring, the I Move intervention introduces a more participant-centered approach than traditional tailored interventions. Adopting this approach might enhance computer tailored physical activity interventions both in terms of intervention effectiveness and user appreciation. We will evaluate this in an randomized controlled trial, by comparing the I Move intervention to a more traditional web-based computer tailored intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Article number212
Number of pages15
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2014

Keywords

  • HEALTH BEHAVIOR-CHANGE
  • RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL
  • IMPLEMENTATION INTENTIONS
  • INTRINSIC MOTIVATION
  • PROMOTION PROGRAMS
  • EXERCISE
  • ADULTS
  • COMMUNICATION
  • METAANALYSIS
  • PERSPECTIVE

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