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dc.contributor.authorBailey, D-
dc.contributor.authorMugridge, LH-
dc.contributor.authorDong, F-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, X-
dc.contributor.authorChater, AM-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020, 17(12): 4414 (15 pp.)en_US
dc.description.abstract© 2020 by the authors. This study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of a self-regulation smartphone app for reducing prolonged sitting in people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This was a two-arm, randomised, controlled feasibility trial. The intervention group used the MyHealthAvatar-Diabetes smartphone app for 8 weeks. The app uses a number of behaviour change techniques aimed at reducing and breaking up sitting time. Eligibility, recruitment, retention, and completion rates for the outcomes (sitting, standing, stepping, and health-related measures) assessed trial feasibility. Interviews with participants explored intervention acceptability. Participants with T2DM were randomised to the control (n = 10) and intervention groups (n = 10). Recruitment and retention rates were 71% and 90%, respectively. The remaining participants provided 100% of data for the study measures. The MyHealthAvatar-Diabetes app was viewed as acceptable for reducing and breaking up sitting time. There were preliminary improvements in the number of breaks in sitting per day, body fat %, glucose tolerance, attitude, intention, planning, wellbeing, and positive and negative affect in favour of the intervention group. In conclusion, the findings indicate that it would be feasible to deliver and evaluate the efficacy of the MyHealthAvatar-Diabetes app for breaking up sitting time and improving health outcomes in a full trial.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Commission (MyHealthAvatar (No 60929)); Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (MyLifeHub (EP/L023830/1)).en_US
dc.subjectsedentary behaviouren_US
dc.subjecthealth appsen_US
dc.subjectbehaviour changeen_US
dc.subjecttheory of planned behaviouren_US
dc.subjecthealth coachingen_US
dc.titleRandomised Controlled Feasibility Study of the MyHealthAvatar-Diabetes Smartphone App for Reducing Prolonged Sitting Time in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitusen_US
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