Individual Study / Schrager et al.; JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017

Assessing the Influence of a Fitbit Physical Activity Monitor on the Exercise Practices of Emergency Medicine Residents

Assessing the Influence of a Fitbit Physical Activity Monitor on the Exercise Practices of Emergency Medicine Residents

Initiatives -
This study aimed to measure the effectiveness of a wearable device for tracking physical activity on the exercise habits and wellness of this population, while also measuring barriers to adoption and continued use. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2014

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Schrager JD, Shayne P, Wolf S, et al. Assessing the Influence of a Fitbit Physical Activity Monitor on the Exercise Practices of Emergency Medicine Residents: A Pilot Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017;5(1):e2. Published 2017 Jan 31. doi:10.2196/mhealth.6239

PUBMED 28143805

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
30
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

The study population consisted of the members of a 3-year, accredited, academic, emergency medicine residency in the United States. The residency is composed of 62 total physicians, divided into 3 postgraduate years.
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
30
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
This study aimed to measure the effectiveness of a wearable device for tracking physical activity on the exercise habits and wellness of this population, while also measuring barriers to adoption and continued use
Start Date
2014-09
End Date
2015-03
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartwatch and wearables