Individual Study / Patel et al.; JAMA Intern Med. 2019

Effectiveness of Behaviorally Designed Gamification Interventions With Social Incentives for Increasing Physical Activity Among Overweight and Obese Adults Across the United States: The STEP UP Randomized Clinical Trial

Effectiveness of Behaviorally Designed Gamification Interventions With Social Incentives for Increasing Physical Activity Among Overweight and Obese Adults Across the United States: The STEP UP Randomized Clinical Trial

Initiatives -
The primary outcome was change in mean daily steps from baseline through the 24-week intervention period. 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
2018
End Year
2019
Funding
University of Pennsylvania

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Patel MS, Small DS, Harrison JD, et al. Effectiveness of Behaviorally Designed Gamification Interventions With Social Incentives for Increasing Physical Activity Among Overweight and Obese Adults Across the United States: The STEP UP Randomized Clinical Trial [published online ahead of print, 2019 Sep 9]. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(12):1-9. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.3505 Format:

PUBMED 31498375

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
602
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

602 adults from 40 states with body mass indexes of 25 or highe.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
18
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
  • overweight or obesity

Recruitment

Number of participants

Number of participants
602
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
This study tests the effectiveness of three social incentive-based gamification interventions to increase physical activity using a 24-week intervention period with a 12-week follow-up.
Start Date
2018-02
End Date
2019-03
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartwatch and wearables