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
|Conference||British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference|
|Period||5/09/12 → 7/09/12|
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
- behaviour change techniques
- physical activity