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Building a better mousetrap (Exergame) to increase youth physical activity

Baranowski, Tom, Maddison, Ralph, Maloney, Ann, Medina, Ernie and Simons, Monique 2014, Building a better mousetrap (Exergame) to increase youth physical activity, Games for health journal, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 72-78, doi: 10.1089/g4h.2014.0018.

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Title Building a better mousetrap (Exergame) to increase youth physical activity
Author(s) Baranowski, Tom
Maddison, RalphORCID iD for Maddison, Ralph orcid.org/0000-0001-8564-5518
Maloney, Ann
Medina, Ernie
Simons, Monique
Journal name Games for health journal
Volume number 3
Issue number 2
Start page 72
End page 78
Total pages 7
Publisher Mary Anne Liebert
Place of publication New Rochelle, N. Y.
Publication date 2014-04
ISSN 2161-7856
Summary Although exergames have been demonstrated to induce moderate levels of physical activity (PA) if played as designed, there is conflicting evidence on use of exergaming leading to increased habitual PA. Exergames have increased PA in some home and school studies, but not others. Exergames have been used in community centers to good effect, but this has not generally been validated with research. PA from exergames may be enhanced by innovative use of sensors, "fun"-enhancing procedures, tailored messaging, message framing, story or narrative, goal setting, feedback, and values-based messaging. Research is needed on PA-enhancing procedures used within exergames for youth to provide a firmer foundation for the design and use of exergames in the future.
Language eng
DOI 10.1089/g4h.2014.0018
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, Mary Ann Liebert
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30081447

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research
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