Presentation Title

Physical Activity: the Efficacy of Smartphone-based Intervention to Increase Physical Activity among College Students

Location

Guzman 202, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-17-2019 2:00 PM

End Date

4-17-2019 3:00 PM

Department

Public Health

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Brett Bayles, PhD, MPH

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 3.2 deaths worldwide are caused by insufficient physical activity (WHO| physical inactivity, 2018). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, estimates that about 300,000 deaths in the United States are caused by physical inactivity and a poor diet (CDC). Physical activity is defined as the movement of the body, produced by skeletal muscle, that increases the use of energy, brings it above a base level. The purpose of this study is to examine if the use of mobile phone physical activity applications will increase participants engagement in physical activities compared to a group that does not receive the phone application. The study was a pilot randomized control trial.

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Physical Activity: the Efficacy of Smartphone-based Intervention to Increase Physical Activity among College Students

Guzman 202, Dominican University of California

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 3.2 deaths worldwide are caused by insufficient physical activity (WHO| physical inactivity, 2018). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, estimates that about 300,000 deaths in the United States are caused by physical inactivity and a poor diet (CDC). Physical activity is defined as the movement of the body, produced by skeletal muscle, that increases the use of energy, brings it above a base level. The purpose of this study is to examine if the use of mobile phone physical activity applications will increase participants engagement in physical activities compared to a group that does not receive the phone application. The study was a pilot randomized control trial.