Individual Study / Edney et al.; BMC Public Health. 2017

"Active Team" a Social and Gamified App-Based Physical Activity Intervention: Randomised Controlled Trial Study Protocol

"Active Team" a Social and Gamified App-Based Physical Activity Intervention: Randomised Controlled Trial Study Protocol

Initiatives -
This randomised controlled trial aims to evaluate the efficacy of a gamified physical activity intervention that connects users to each other via Facebook and is delivered via a mobile app. 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
2017
End Year
2016
Funding
This project is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australia, project grant (1125913).

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Edney S, Plotnikoff R, Vandelanotte C, et al. "Active Team" a social and gamified app-based physical activity intervention: randomised controlled trial study protocol. BMC Public Health. 2017;17(1):859. Published 2017 Nov 2. doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4882-7

PUBMED 29096614

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
440
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Four hundred and forty (440) inactive Australian adults who use Facebook at least weekly will be recruited in clusters of three to eight existing Facebook friends.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
18
Maximum age
65
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Australia
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
440
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
Four hundred and forty (440) inactive Australian adults who use Facebook at least weekly will be recruited in clusters of three to eight existing Facebook friends.
Start Date
2014
End Date
2014
Data sources
  • Social media
    • Facebook