Can theory-based messages in combination with cognitive prompts promote exercise in classroom settings?

  title={Can theory-based messages in combination with cognitive prompts promote exercise in classroom settings?},
  author={Chloe A Hill and Charles Abraham and D. Bruce Wright},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={65 5},
A randomised control trial evaluated the effectiveness of a theory-based persuasive leaflet designed to encourage students to undertake at least one additional physical exercise session a week. Participants were 503 secondary school students attending a school in South-East England. The leaflet was written to target potentially modifiable cognitive antecedents of exercise specified by the Theory of Planned Behaviour. It was separately augmented with two cognitive change techniques, resulting in… CONTINUE READING

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