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

Ellinor K. Olander, H. Fletcher, Stefanie Williams, Lou Atkinson, Andrew P. Turner, D.P. French

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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
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventBritish Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference - Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Duration: 5 Sep 20127 Sep 2012

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    ConferenceBritish Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLiverpool
    Period5/09/127/09/12

    Bibliographical note

    The 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

    Keywords

    • self-efficacy
    • obesity
    • behaviour change techniques
    • physical activity
    • exercise

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    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.