Physical activity and adolescents: an exploratory randomized controlled trial investigating the influence of affective and instrumental text messages.

@article{Sirriyeh2010PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical activity and adolescents: an exploratory randomized controlled trial investigating the influence of affective and instrumental text messages.},
  author={Reema Sirriyeh and Rebecca Lawton and Jane Ward},
  journal={British journal of health psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 Pt 4},
  pages={825-40}
}
OBJECTIVE The present study attempts to develop and pilot the feasibility and efficacy of a novel intervention using affective messages as a strategy to increase physical activity (PA) levels in adolescents. Design An exploratory pilot randomized control trial was used to compare behaviour change over 2 weeks. A modified form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire was used to assess PA behaviour. A total of 120 adolescents (16-19 years) from 4 sixth forms in West Yorkshire… CONTINUE READING