Riitta Pyky, Heli Koivumaa-Honkanen, Anna-Maiju Leinonen, Riikka Ahola, Noora Hirvonen, Heidi Enwald, Tim Luoto, Eija Ferreira, Tiina M. Ikäheimo, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, Matti Mäntysaari, Timo Jämsä, Raija Korpelainen, Effect of tailored, gamified, mobile physical activity intervention on life satisfaction and self-rated health in young adolescent men: A population-based, randomized controlled trial (MOPO study), Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 72, 2017, Pages 13-22, ISSN 0747-5632, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.02.032
Effect of tailored, gamified, mobile physical activity intervention on life satisfaction and self-rated health in young adolescent men : a population-based, randomized controlled trial (MOPO study)
|Author:||Pyky, Riitta1,2,3,4; Koivumaa-Honkanen, Heli5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12; Leinonen, Anna-Maiju1,2,13;|
1Department of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Oulu Deaconess Institute, Oulu, Finland
2Center for Life Course Health Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
4Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
5Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
6Department of Child Psychiatry, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
7Department of Psychiatry, Kuopio University Hospital (KUH), Kuopio, Finland
8Department of Psychiatry, South-Savonia Hospital District, Mikkeli, Finland
9Department of Psychiatry, North Karelia Central Hospital, Joensuu, Finland
10Department of Psychiatry, SOSTERI, Savonlinna, Finland
11Department of Psychiatry, SOTE, Iisalmi, Finland
12Department of Psychiatry, Lapland Hospital District, Rovaniemi, Finland
13Infotech Oulu, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
14Information and Communication Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
15Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
16Biomimetics and Intelligent Systems Group, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
17Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
18Unit of Primary Health Care, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
19Centre for Military Medicine, The Finnish Defence Forces, Helsinki, Finland
20Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019082625556
|Publish Date:|| 2019-08-26
Background: Online behavior-change programs may increase physical activity in adolescents, but their effects on subjective health and wellbeing are not well known.
Purpose: We investigated the effects of a mobile physical activity intervention on life satisfaction and self-rated health among young adolescent men.
Methods: In this population-based study, 496 men (17.8y, SD 0.6y) participated in a 6-month trial. They were randomized into an intervention (n = 250) and a control group (n = 246). Only the intervention group had access to a tailored mobile service. Life satisfaction and self-rated health were inquired about at baseline and at the end of the trial.
Results: Life satisfaction improved in the intervention (p < 0.001) and control group (p = 0.01). Life satisfaction was most likely to improve among men with low baseline satisfaction (OR 13.8; 95% CI 3.7–51.8) and mood-related exercise motive (2.5 (1.1–5.6)). There were no statistically significant changes in self-rated health, but those who reported poor health at baseline (OR 9.6; 95% CI 3.7–24.9) and improved self-rated fitness during the trial (4.2 (1.5–11.9)) were more likely to gain improvements in self-rated health.
Conclusion: In this mobile physical activity intervention, improvements in self-rated health and life satisfaction were associated with low life satisfaction and poor self-rated health at baseline within the intervention group.
Computers in human behavior
|Pages:||13 - 22|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
3141 Health care science
217 Medical engineering
This study was supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture (DNRO 125/627/2009, 98/627/2010, 97/627/2011), Juho Vainio Foundation, Centre for Military Medicine Finland, Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District, City of Oulu, European Social Fund (project number S11580), European Regional Development Fund (70037/2010 and 70035/2011), the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, and Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of North Ostrobothnia. The funding sources had no role in the study design, collection, analysis or interpretation of the data, writing the manuscript, or the decision to submit the paper for publication. We would also like to thank Dr. Paula Virtanen from Polar Electro Ltd.for her cooperation in this study.
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