|Title:||Vegethon – Effect of a mobile app intervention on vegetable consumption in overweight adults: a randomized controlled trial|
|Project Description:||Vegethon is a theory-based, user-informed mobile app that was systematically developed using the IDEAS framework in collaboration with Stanford University. The intervention aims to increase vegetable consumption among overweight adults.
Vegethon enables easy self-monitoring of vegetable consumption and includes a range of features designed to engage the user (e.g., surprise challenges; leaderboard; weekly reports). It includes 18 behaviour change techniques (BCTs) such as goal setting; feedback; social comparison; prompts/cues; framing/reframing; identity.
Pilot work suggested that the Vegethon intervention was acceptable, feasible and effective at increasing vegetable intake amongst overweight adults.
A subsequent RCT (n= 135) found that daily vegetable consumption was significantly greater in the intervention group (Vegethon app) versus control (waiting list).
|Start date:||1st April 2015|
|End date:||31st March 2017|
|Contact person:||Professor Stephen Sutton|
|Contact Details:||Telephone: 01223 330329
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