Iterative development of MobileMums : a physical activity intervention for women with young children.

Fjeldsoe, Brianna S., Miller, Y. D., O'Brien, Jasmine, & Marshall, Alison L. (2012) Iterative development of MobileMums : a physical activity intervention for women with young children. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9, p. 151.

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Abstract

Background To describe the iterative development process and final version of ‘MobileMums’: a physical activity intervention for women with young children (<5 years) delivered primarily via mobile telephone (mHealth) short messaging service (SMS).

Methods MobileMums development followed the five steps outlined in the mHealth development and evaluation framework: 1) conceptualization (critique of literature and theory); 2) formative research (focus groups, n= 48); 3) pre-testing (qualitative pilot of intervention components, n= 12); 4) pilot testing (pilot RCT, n= 88); and, 5) qualitative evaluation of the refined intervention (n= 6).

Results Key findings identified throughout the development process that shaped the MobileMums program were the need for: behaviour change techniques to be grounded in Social Cognitive Theory; tailored SMS content; two-way SMS interaction; rapport between SMS sender and recipient; an automated software platform to generate and send SMS; and, flexibility in location of a face-to-face delivered component.

Conclusions The final version of MobileMums is flexible and adaptive to individual participant’s physical activity goals, expectations and environment. MobileMums is being evaluated in a community-based randomised controlled efficacy trial (ACTRN12611000481976).

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ID Code: 56977
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: mobile phone, postnatal, exercise, mHealth, text messaging, SMS
DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-9-151
ISSN: 1479-5868 (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Promotion (111712)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The authors
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Deposited On: 07 Feb 2013 05:41
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