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A self-regulation eHealth intervention to increase healthy Behavior through general practice : protocol and systematic development

Jolien Plaete, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij UGent, Maïté Verloigne UGent, Anke Oenema and Geert Crombez UGent (2015) JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS. 4(4).
abstract
Background: Chronic diseases are the principal cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. An increased consumption of vegetables and fruit reduces the risk of hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer. An increased fruit and vegetable (FV) intake may also prevent body weight gain, and therefore indirectly affect type 2 diabetes mellitus. Insufficient physical activity (PA) has been identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. Consequently, effective interventions that promote PA and FV intake in a large number of people are required. Objective: To describe the systematic development of an eHealth intervention, MyPlan 1.0, for increasing FV intake and PA. Methods: The intervention was developed following the six steps of the intervention mapping (IM) protocol. Decisions during steps were based upon available literature, focus group interviews, and pilot studies. Results: Based on needs assessment (Step 1), it was decided to focus on fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity levels of adults. Based on self-regulation and the health action process approach model, motivational (eg, risk awareness) and volitional (eg, action planning) determinants were selected and crossed with performance objectives into a matrix with change objectives (Step 2). Behavioral change strategies (eg, goal setting, problem solving, and implementation intentions) were selected (Step 3). Tablet computers were chosen for delivery of the eHealth program in general practice (Step 4). To facilitate implementation of the intervention in general practice, GPs were involved in focus group interviews (Step 5). Finally, the planning of the evaluation of the intervention (Step 6) is briefly described. Conclusions: Using the IM protocol ensures that a theory-and evidence-based intervention protocol is developed. If the intervention is found to be effective, a dynamic eHealth program for the promotion of healthy lifestyles could be available for use in general practice.
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self-regulation, vegetable intake, physical activity, intervention mapping protocol, general practice, eHealth, fruit intake
journal title
JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS
JMIR Res. Protoc.
volume
4
issue
4
article number
e141
pages
14 pages
ISSN
1929-0748
DOI
10.2196/resprot.4835
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English
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c:vabb:402441
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VABB-1
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7101672
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7101672
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2016-02-25 13:42:23
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  abstract     = {Background: Chronic diseases are the principal cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. An increased consumption of vegetables and fruit reduces the risk of hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer. An increased fruit and vegetable (FV) intake may also prevent body weight gain, and therefore indirectly affect type 2 diabetes mellitus. Insufficient physical activity (PA) has been identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. Consequently, effective interventions that promote PA and FV intake in a large number of people are required. 
Objective: To describe the systematic development of an eHealth intervention, MyPlan 1.0, for increasing FV intake and PA. 
Methods: The intervention was developed following the six steps of the intervention mapping (IM) protocol. Decisions during steps were based upon available literature, focus group interviews, and pilot studies. 
Results: Based on needs assessment (Step 1), it was decided to focus on fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity levels of adults. Based on self-regulation and the health action process approach model, motivational (eg, risk awareness) and volitional (eg, action planning) determinants were selected and crossed with performance objectives into a matrix with change objectives (Step 2). Behavioral change strategies (eg, goal setting, problem solving, and implementation intentions) were selected (Step 3). Tablet computers were chosen for delivery of the eHealth program in general practice (Step 4). To facilitate implementation of the intervention in general practice, GPs were involved in focus group interviews (Step 5). Finally, the planning of the evaluation of the intervention (Step 6) is briefly described. 
Conclusions: Using the IM protocol ensures that a theory-and evidence-based intervention protocol is developed. If the intervention is found to be effective, a dynamic eHealth program for the promotion of healthy lifestyles could be available for use in general practice.},
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  author       = {Plaete, Jolien and De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse and Verloigne, Ma{\"i}t{\'e} and Oenema, Anke and Crombez, Geert},
  issn         = {1929-0748},
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  keyword      = {self-regulation,vegetable intake,physical activity,intervention mapping protocol,general practice,eHealth,fruit intake},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
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  title        = {A self-regulation eHealth intervention to increase healthy Behavior through general practice : protocol and systematic development},
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  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2015},
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Chicago
Plaete, Jolien, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Maïté Verloigne, Anke Oenema, and Geert Crombez. 2015. “A Self-regulation eHealth Intervention to Increase Healthy Behavior Through General Practice : Protocol and Systematic Development.” Jmir Research Protocols 4 (4).
APA
Plaete, J., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., Verloigne, M., Oenema, A., & Crombez, G. (2015). A self-regulation eHealth intervention to increase healthy Behavior through general practice : protocol and systematic development. JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS, 4(4).
Vancouver
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Plaete J, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Verloigne M, Oenema A, Crombez G. A self-regulation eHealth intervention to increase healthy Behavior through general practice : protocol and systematic development. JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS. 2015;4(4).
MLA
Plaete, Jolien, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Maïté Verloigne, et al. “A Self-regulation eHealth Intervention to Increase Healthy Behavior Through General Practice : Protocol and Systematic Development.” JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS 4.4 (2015): n. pag. Print.