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A cluster-randomised controlled trial to promote physical activity in adolescents: the Raising Awareness of Physical Activity (RAW-PA) study

Ridgers, Nicola D, Timperio, Anna, Brown, Helen, Ball, Kylie, Macfarlane, Susie, Lai, Samuel K, Richards, Kara, Ngan, Winsfred and Salmon, Jo 2017, A cluster-randomised controlled trial to promote physical activity in adolescents: the Raising Awareness of Physical Activity (RAW-PA) study, BMC public health, vol. 17, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3945-5.

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Title A cluster-randomised controlled trial to promote physical activity in adolescents: the Raising Awareness of Physical Activity (RAW-PA) study
Author(s) Ridgers, Nicola DORCID iD for Ridgers, Nicola D orcid.org/0000-0001-5713-3515
Timperio, AnnaORCID iD for Timperio, Anna orcid.org/0000-0002-8773-5012
Brown, HelenORCID iD for Brown, Helen orcid.org/0000-0002-5460-3654
Ball, KylieORCID iD for Ball, Kylie orcid.org/0000-0003-2893-8415
Macfarlane, SusieORCID iD for Macfarlane, Susie orcid.org/0000-0002-8904-8945
Lai, Samuel K
Richards, Kara
Ngan, Winsfred
Salmon, JoORCID iD for Salmon, Jo orcid.org/0000-0002-4734-6354
Journal name BMC public health
Volume number 17
Article ID 6
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2017
ISSN 1471-2458
1471-2458
Keyword(s) Leisure time
Online
Pedometer
Sedentary behaviour
Wearable technology
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Sedentary behaviors
Potential mediators
Activity monitor
Low-income
Children
Interventions
Girls
Validity
Health
inequities
Summary Recent technological advances provide an alternative yet underutilised opportunity for promoting physical activity in youth. The primary aim of the Raising Awareness of Physical Activity (RAW-PA) Study is to examine the short- and longer-term impact of a wearable activity monitor combined with digital behaviour change resources on adolescents' daily physical activity levels. RAW-PA is a 12 week, multicomponent physical activity intervention that utilises a popular activity tracker (Fitbit® Flex) and supporting digital materials that will be delivered online via social media. The resources target key behaviour change techniques. The intervention structure and components have been informed by participatory research principles. RAW-PA will be evaluated using a cluster randomised controlled trial design with schools as the unit of randomisation. Twelve schools located in Melbourne, Australia, will allocated to either the intervention or wait-list control group. The target sample size is 300 Year 8 adolescents (aged 13-14 years). Participants' moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity will be the primary outcome. Survey measures will be completed. Process factors (e.g. feasibility, acceptability/appeal, fidelity) will also be collected. To our knowledge, this study will provide some of the first evidence concerning the effect of wearable activity trackers and digital behaviour change resources on adolescents' physical activity levels. This study will provide insights into the use of such technologies for physical activity promotion, which may have a significant impact on health education, promotion, practice and policy.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3945-5
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
1117 Public Health And Health Services
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Grant ID APP1026216
APP1042442
Copyright notice ©2017, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30090753

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