Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of using internet technology to promote physical activity within a defined community

Marshall, Alison, Eakin, Elizabeth, Leslie, Eva and Owen, Neville 2005, Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of using internet technology to promote physical activity within a defined community, Health promotion journal of Australia, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 82-84.

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Title Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of using internet technology to promote physical activity within a defined community
Author(s) Marshall, Alison
Eakin, Elizabeth
Leslie, Eva
Owen, Neville
Journal name Health promotion journal of Australia
Volume number 16
Issue number 1
Start page 82
End page 84
Publisher Australian Health Promotion Association
Place of publication Maroochydore, Qld.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1036-1073
1753-6405
Summary ISSUE ADDRESSED: To explore the feasibility of using the Internet and e-mail to promote physical activity in a defined community.

METHODS: An online survey was conducted through a community-based Internet Service Provider (ISP). ISP clients were recruited via electronic newsletter and direct e-mail. Data were collected on preferred sources of assistance for physical activity advice and stage of motivational readiness for physical activity.

RESULTS: Valid surveys were completed by 797 (9% response rate). Participants were: 55% men; 56% aged >45 years; 57% worked full time; mean BMI was 28+/-8. Thirty-six per cent were in the early stages of motivational readiness for physical activity. More than 70% were somewhat to extremely interested in having access to a physical activity website.

CONCLUSION: Promoting physical activity via the Internet and e-mail is feasible and appealing to some people. Expanding the reach, appeal and use of this technology to deliver physical activity programs will be a challenge.
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30009249

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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