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Background: Increasing self-efficacy is an effective method to increase physical activity. A previous review identified which behaviour change techniques (BCTs) were associated with increases in self-efficacy and physical activity for healthy non-obese adults (e.g. action planning). The aim of this study was to identify which BCTs increase the self-efficacy and physical activity behaviour of obese adults. Methods: A search of two databases identified 34 intervention studies reporting self-efficacy towards engaging in physical activity of obese adults. All intervention descriptions were coded using the Michie et al’s (2011) 40 item CALO-RE taxonomy of BCTs. Meta-analysis and moderator analyses were conducted to examine the association across studies between whether or not specific BCT’s were included in interventions, and changes in self-efficacy or physical activity behaviour. Findings: Facilitate social comparison was the only technique that produced positive effects on both self-efficacy and physical activity behaviour (p
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference - Liverpool, United Kingdom|
Duration: 5 Sep 2012 → 7 Sep 2012
|Conference||British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference|
|Period||5/09/12 → 7/09/12|
Bibliographical noteThe full text of this item is not available from the repository. Paper presented at the 2012 British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, held 5-7 September 2012, Liverpool, UK.
The research from this conference presentation was later developed into a full-length journal article
- behaviour change techniques
- physical activity
What are the most effective techniques in changing obese individuals’ physical activity self-efficacy and behaviour: a systematic review and meta-analysisOlander, E. K., Fletcher, H., Williams, S., Atkinson, L., Turner, A. P. & French, D. P., 2013, In : International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 10, March, p. 29
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article
Olander, E. K., Fletcher, H., Williams, S., Atkinson, L., Turner, A. P., & French, D. P. (2012). What are the most effective techniques in changing obese individuals’ self-efficacy towards physical activity and their physical activity behaviour: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Paper presented at British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom.