Increasing physical activity through an Internet-based motivational intervention supported by pedometers in a sample of sedentary students: A randomised controlled trial.

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      Objective:: The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of an Internet-based motivational intervention (IMI) supported by pedometers (in comparison with IMI alone and non-intervention) on increasing daily steps and changing constructs related to physical activity (PA) in a sample of sedentary students. Design:: A randomised-controlled trial was conducted with 76 sedentary or low-active college students. The purpose of the IMI was to deliver information to increase motivation and set individualised PA goals. It involved a 3-week intervention and a 3-months follow-up. Outcome measures:: Objective measures were used to measure daily steps, and self-report questionnaires to assess different constructs related to PA. Results:: Results revealed that IMI supported by pedometers condition increased significantly more the daily steps (post-intervention: M = 2069; SD = 1827; follow-up: M = 2227; SD = 2477) and enjoyment than non-intervention condition at both points in time. Moreover, results showed that IMI alone condition increased more the scores in variables involved in PA behaviour than non-intervention condition. Conclusions:: This study shows the effectiveness of a self-administered IMI using pedometers in increasing PA and enjoyment, and the effectiveness of the IMI alone in changing different theoretical constructs related to the PA behaviour. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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      7809
    • ISSN:
      0887-0446
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/08870446.2017.1368511
    • Accession Number:
      128502089
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    • ABNT:
      MIRAGALL, M. et al. Increasing physical activity through an Internet-based motivational intervention supported by pedometers in a sample of sedentary students: A randomised controlled trial. Psychology & Health, [s. l.], v. 33, n. 4, p. 465–482, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Miragall M, Domínguez-Rodríguez A, Navarro J, Cebolla A, Baños RM. Increasing physical activity through an Internet-based motivational intervention supported by pedometers in a sample of sedentary students: A randomised controlled trial. Psychology & Health. 2018;33(4):465-482. doi:10.1080/08870446.2017.1368511.
    • APA:
      Miragall, M., Domínguez-Rodríguez, A., Navarro, J., Cebolla, A., & Baños, R. M. (2018). Increasing physical activity through an Internet-based motivational intervention supported by pedometers in a sample of sedentary students: A randomised controlled trial. Psychology & Health, 33(4), 465–482. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2017.1368511
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Miragall, Marta, Alejandro Domínguez-Rodríguez, Jessica Navarro, Ausiàs Cebolla, and Rosa M. Baños. 2018. “Increasing Physical Activity through an Internet-Based Motivational Intervention Supported by Pedometers in a Sample of Sedentary Students: A Randomised Controlled Trial.” Psychology & Health 33 (4): 465–82. doi:10.1080/08870446.2017.1368511.
    • Harvard:
      Miragall, M. et al. (2018) ‘Increasing physical activity through an Internet-based motivational intervention supported by pedometers in a sample of sedentary students: A randomised controlled trial’, Psychology & Health, 33(4), pp. 465–482. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2017.1368511.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Miragall, M, Domínguez-Rodríguez, A, Navarro, J, Cebolla, A & Baños, RM 2018, ‘Increasing physical activity through an Internet-based motivational intervention supported by pedometers in a sample of sedentary students: A randomised controlled trial’, Psychology & Health, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 465–482, viewed 19 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Miragall, Marta, et al. “Increasing Physical Activity through an Internet-Based Motivational Intervention Supported by Pedometers in a Sample of Sedentary Students: A Randomised Controlled Trial.” Psychology & Health, vol. 33, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 465–482. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/08870446.2017.1368511.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Miragall, Marta, Alejandro Domínguez-Rodríguez, Jessica Navarro, Ausiàs Cebolla, and Rosa M. Baños. “Increasing Physical Activity through an Internet-Based Motivational Intervention Supported by Pedometers in a Sample of Sedentary Students: A Randomised Controlled Trial.” Psychology & Health 33, no. 4 (April 2018): 465–82. doi:10.1080/08870446.2017.1368511.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Miragall M, Domínguez-Rodríguez A, Navarro J, Cebolla A, Baños RM. Increasing physical activity through an Internet-based motivational intervention supported by pedometers in a sample of sedentary students: A randomised controlled trial. Psychology & Health [Internet]. 2018 Apr [cited 2019 Nov 19];33(4):465–82. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=pbh&AN=128502089