Apps of steel: are exercise apps providing consumers with realistic expectations?: a content analysis of exercise apps for presence of behavior change theory.

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OBJECTIVE To quantify the presence of health behavior theory constructs in iPhone apps targeting physical activity. METHODS This study used a content analysis of 127 apps from Apple's (App Store) Health & Fitness category. Coders downloaded the apps and then used an established theory-based instrument to rate each app's inclusion of theoretical constructs… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1090198112452126

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@article{Cowan2013AppsOS, title={Apps of steel: are exercise apps providing consumers with realistic expectations?: a content analysis of exercise apps for presence of behavior change theory.}, author={Logan T. Cowan and Sarah A Van Wagenen and Brittany A Brown and Riley J. Hedin and Yukiko Seino-Stephan and P Cougar Hall and Joshua H. West}, journal={Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education}, year={2013}, volume={40 2}, pages={133-9} }