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Examining the use of evidence-based and social media supported tools in freely accessible physical activity intervention websites

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, August 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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39 tweeters
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Citations

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Title
Examining the use of evidence-based and social media supported tools in freely accessible physical activity intervention websites
Published in
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12966-014-0105-0
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Authors

Corneel Vandelanotte, Morwenna Kirwan, Amanda Rebar, Stephanie Alley, Camille Short, Luke Fallon, Gavin Buzza, Stephanie Schoeppe, Carol Maher, Mitch J Duncan

Abstract

It has been shown that physical activity is more likely to increase if web-based interventions apply evidence-based components (e.g. self-monitoring) and incorporate interactive social media applications (e.g. social networking), but it is unclear to what extent these are being utilized in the publicly available web-based physical activity interventions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether freely accessible websites delivering physical activity interventions use evidence-based behavior change techniques and provide social media applications.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 176 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 3 2%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 166 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 48 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 14%
Student > Bachelor 16 9%
Researcher 14 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 7%
Other 33 19%
Unknown 27 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 35 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 13%
Computer Science 15 9%
Social Sciences 13 7%
Other 30 17%
Unknown 38 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 November 2016.
All research outputs
#1,141,546
of 22,032,472 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#453
of 1,887 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,348
of 215,314 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#1
of 3 outputs
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