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Implementation and evaluation of an incentivized Internet-mediated walking program for obese adults

Overview of attention for article published in Translational Behavioral Medicine, May 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#11 of 489)
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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Title
Implementation and evaluation of an incentivized Internet-mediated walking program for obese adults
Published in
Translational Behavioral Medicine, May 2013
DOI 10.1007/s13142-013-0211-6
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Authors

Donna M Zulman, Laura J. Damschroder, Ryan G Smith, Paul J. Resnick, Ananda Sen, Erin L Krupka, Caroline R Richardson

Abstract

In response to rising health care costs associated with obesity rates, some health care insurers are adopting incentivized technology-enhanced wellness programs. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the large-scale implementation of an incentivized Internet-mediated walking program for obese adults and to examine program acceptance, adherence, and impact. A mixed-methods evaluation was conducted to investigate program implementation, acceptance, and adherence rates, and physical activity rates among program participants. Program implementation was shaped by national and state policies, data security concerns, and challenges related to incentivizing participation. Among 15,397 eligible individuals, 6,548 (43 %) elected to participate in the walking program, achieving an average of 6,523 steps/day (SD 2,610 steps). Participants who uploaded step counts for 75 % of days for a full year (n = 2,885) achieved an average of 7,500 steps (SD 3,093). Acceptance and participation rates in this incentivized Internet-mediated walking program suggest that such interventions hold promise for engaging obese adults in physical activity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 3%
Germany 1 2%
Chile 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
Unknown 54 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 17 28%
Student > Master 9 15%
Student > Postgraduate 6 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Other 5 8%
Other 18 30%
Unknown 1 2%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 28%
Social Sciences 9 15%
Unspecified 7 11%
Psychology 6 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 8%
Other 16 26%
Unknown 1 2%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 68. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 June 2017.
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#203,057
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Outputs of similar age from Translational Behavioral Medicine
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