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TitlePromoting health behaviour in Portuguese children via Short Message Service: The efficacy of a text-messaging programme
Author(s)Silva, Cátia Sofia Botelho
Fassnacht, Daniel Benjamin
Ali, Kathina
Gonçalves, Sónia
Conceicao, Eva
Vaz, Ana
Crosby, Ross D.
Machado, Paulo P. P.
KeywordsChildren
Health promotion
Healthy behaviours
Technology
Issue date1-Jun-2015
PublisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
CitationSilva, C., Fassnacht, D. B., Ali, K., Gonçalves, S., Conceição, E., Vaz, A., ... & Machado, P. P. (2015). Promoting health behaviour in Portuguese children via Short Message Service: The efficacy of a text-messaging programme. Journal of health psychology, 20(6), 806-815
Abstract(s)A Short Message Service programme was adapted to monitor three health behaviours and provide supportive feedback. The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the programme to increase fruit/vegetable consumption and physical activity and to decrease screen time. A total of 139 Portuguese children, aged 8-10years, grouped by classroom, were randomly assigned to an intervention (8weeks of monitoring/feedback) or a control condition. Participants had their key behaviours assessed at baseline, post-intervention and follow-up. A three-level hierarchical linear model was developed. Results showed that the monitoring and feedback programme significantly increased fruit and vegetable consumption over time.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/52202
DOI10.1177/1359105315577301
ISSN1359-1053
Publisher versionhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1359105315577301
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