4th International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems

Lentferink, A. (Speaker), Oldenhuis, H. (Speaker), Olga Kulyk (Speaker), de Groot, M. (Speaker), Polstra, L. (Speaker), Velthuijsen, H. (Speaker), Hermie Hermens (Speaker), Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen (Speaker)

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Description

Self-tracking and Persuasive eCoaching in Healthy Lifestyle Interventions: Work-in-progress Scoping Review of Key Components.

This presentation is given during the Workshop Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS 2016): Epic for Change, the Pillars for Persuasive Technology for Smart Societies. The presentation is about the work-in-progress paper 'Self-tracking and Persuasive eCoaching in Healthy Lifestyle Interventions: Work-in-progress Scoping Review of Key Components.' The combination of self-tracking and persuasive eCoaching in healthy lifestyle interventions is a promising approach. The objective of this study is to map the key components of existing healthy lifestyle interventionscombining self-tracking and persuasive eCoaching using the scoping review methodology in accordance with the York methodological framework by Arksey and O’Malley. Seven studies were included in this preliminary scoping review. Components related to persuasive eCoaching applied only in effective interventions were reduction of complex behavior into small steps, providingpositive motivational feedback by praise and providing reliable information to show expertise. Concerning self-tracking, it did not seem to matter if more action was required by the participant to obtain personal data. The first results of this study indicate the necessity to identify the needs and problems of the specific target group of the interventions, due to differences found between variousgroups of users. In addition to objective data on lifestyle and health behavior, other factors need to be taken into account, such as the context of use, daily experiences, and feelings of the users.
Period5 Apr 2016
Event typeWorkshop
LocationSalzburg, Austria
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • persuasive technology
  • e-coaching
  • self-tracking devices
  • healthy lifestyle