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

Aniek Joset Lentferink, Hilbrand Oldenhuis, Olga Anatoliyivna Kulyk, Martijn de Groot, Louis Polstra, Hugo Velthuijsen, Hermanus J. Hermens, Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen

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Abstract

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 interventions combining 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, providing positive 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 various groups 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages15-35
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2016
EventFourth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems, BCSS 2016: Epic for Change, the Pillars for Persuasive Technology for Smart Societies - Universität Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 5 Apr 20167 Apr 2016
Conference number: 4

Conference

ConferenceFourth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems, BCSS 2016
Abbreviated titleBCSS
CountryAustria
CitySalzburg
Period5/04/167/04/16

Keywords

  • IR-102293
  • METIS-319105

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    Lentferink, A. J., Oldenhuis, H., Kulyk, O. A., de Groot, M., Polstra, L., Velthuijsen, H., ... van Gemert-Pijnen, L. (2016). Self-tracking and Persuasive eCoaching in Healthy Lifestyle Interventions: Work-in-progress Scoping Review of Key Components. 15-35. Paper presented at Fourth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems, BCSS 2016, Salzburg, Austria.