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Surfing depth on a behaviour change website: predictors and effects on behaviour

Nele Jacobs, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij UGent and Neree Claes (2010) INFORMATICS FOR HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE. 35(2). p.41-52
abstract
The primary objectives of the present study were to gain insight into website use and to predict the surfing depth on a behaviour change website and its effect on behaviour. Two hundred eight highly educated adults from the intervention condition of a randomised trial received access to a medical intervention, individual coaching (by e-mail, post, telephone or face-to-face) and a behaviour change website. Website use (e.g. surfing depth, page view duration) was registered. Online questionnaires for physical activity and fat intake were filled out at baseline and after 6 months. Hierarchical linear regression was used to predict surfing depth and its effect on behaviour. Seventy-five per cent of the participants visited the website. Fifty-one and fifty-six per cent consulted the physical activity and fat intake feedback, respectively. The median surfing depth was 2. The total duration of interventions by e-mail predicted deeper surfing (beta=0.36; p<0.001). Surfing depth did not predict changes in fat intake (beta=-0.07; p=0.45) or physical activity (beta=-0.03; p=0.72). Consulting the physical activity feedback led to more physical activity (beta=0.23; p=0.01). The findings from the present study can be used to guide future website development and improve the information architecture of behaviour change websites.
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feedback, surfing depth, Website use, behaviour change, RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL, INTERNET-DELIVERED INTERVENTIONS, INCREASING PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY, SMOKING-CESSATION PROGRAMS, NUTRITION EDUCATION, WEIGHT-LOSS, FAT INTAKE, SELF-DETERMINATION, WEB, QUESTIONNAIRE
journal title
INFORMATICS FOR HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
Inform. Health Soc. Care
volume
35
issue
2
pages
41 - 52
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000282060500001
JCR category
HEALTH CARE SCIENCES & SERVICES
JCR impact factor
1 (2010)
JCR rank
54/71 (2010)
JCR quartile
4 (2010)
ISSN
1753-8157
DOI
10.3109/17538157.2010.492922
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1063432
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1063432
date created
2010-10-25 14:37:22
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2016-12-19 15:44:31
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  author       = {Jacobs, Nele and De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse and Claes, Neree},
  issn         = {1753-8157},
  journal      = {INFORMATICS FOR HEALTH \& SOCIAL CARE},
  keyword      = {feedback,surfing depth,Website use,behaviour change,RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL,INTERNET-DELIVERED INTERVENTIONS,INCREASING PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY,SMOKING-CESSATION PROGRAMS,NUTRITION EDUCATION,WEIGHT-LOSS,FAT INTAKE,SELF-DETERMINATION,WEB,QUESTIONNAIRE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {41--52},
  title        = {Surfing depth on a behaviour change website: predictors and effects on behaviour},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17538157.2010.492922},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Jacobs, Nele, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, and Neree Claes. 2010. “Surfing Depth on a Behaviour Change Website: Predictors and Effects on Behaviour.” Informatics for Health & Social Care 35 (2): 41–52.
APA
Jacobs, Nele, De Bourdeaudhuij, I., & Claes, N. (2010). Surfing depth on a behaviour change website: predictors and effects on behaviour. INFORMATICS FOR HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, 35(2), 41–52.
Vancouver
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Jacobs N, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Claes N. Surfing depth on a behaviour change website: predictors and effects on behaviour. INFORMATICS FOR HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE. 2010;35(2):41–52.
MLA
Jacobs, Nele, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, and Neree Claes. “Surfing Depth on a Behaviour Change Website: Predictors and Effects on Behaviour.” INFORMATICS FOR HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE 35.2 (2010): 41–52. Print.