Promoting physical activity through internet: A persuasive technology view

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Participation in regular physical activity (PA) is critical to sustaining good health. While a few attempts have been made to use internet-based interventions to promote PA, no system review has been conducted in determining the effectiveness of the intervention. The purpose of this study was to conduct a review under the framework of persuasive technology (PT). Based on a comprehensive of literature search, nice experimental studies were identified and evaluated using the PT functional triad defined by Fogg in 2003[1]. It was found that only two studies led to short-term impact in promoting PA and, furthermore, two studies have found that the intervention based traditional print materials worked better. From a perspective of PT, none of the studies designed its intervention based on the framework of captology and few took full advantages of PT functions. Designing new-generation, PT based internet intervention and examining related human factors are urgently needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPersuasive Technology - Second International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2007, Revised Selected Papers
Pages12-17
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2nd International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2007 - Palo Alto, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 26 2007Apr 27 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4744 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2007
CountryUnited States
CityPalo Alto, CA
Period4/26/074/27/07

    Fingerprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Zhu, W. (2007). Promoting physical activity through internet: A persuasive technology view. In Persuasive Technology - Second International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2007, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 12-17). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4744 LNCS).