Smartphone- & Wearable-based Activity Trackers – Determinants of Engagement (SWEAT-DE)


Project leadChen-Chia Pan

Approval date28.11.2023

Published date27.02.2024

SummaryThis study aims to investigate the use of smartphone- & wearable-based activity trackers for promoting health behavior changes among adults in Germany. The specific goals include assessing ownership, usage patterns, and user characteristics, examining determinants and correlates of uptake and engagement, and evaluating behavior changes and health outcomes associated with these technologies. The research addresses the lack of long-term engagement studies and the need for understanding socioeconomic and health-related differences in usage. The study will be conducted using a web-based questionnaire integrated into the NAKO Health Study, with data analysis incorporating demographic, socioeconomic, and health status variables. The findings have the potential to inform public health stakeholders, health professionals, app developers, and providers in improving digital behavior change interventions and increasing uptake and engagement.

Keywords activity-tracker behavior-change digital-health eHealth fitness-tracker mHealth physical-activity self-monitoring wearable

InstitutionsLeibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS, Universität Regensburg, Uni Bremen, UK Essen, Leibniz Institut für Präventionsforschung und Epidemiologie - BIPS, Leibniz-Institut für Präventionsforschung und Epidemiologie - BIPS, Studienzentrum Berlin-Mitte (Charité)

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