Advanced search
1 file | 359.80 KB

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

Author
Organization
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.
Keywords
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

Downloads

    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 359.80 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

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
1.
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.
@article{1063432,
  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{\textlangle}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.},
  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},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: