How Should Web-Based Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Interventions be Designed for Young Office Workers? A Qualitative Approach

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title = "How Should Web-Based Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Interventions be Designed for Young Office Workers? A Qualitative Approach",
abstract = "Most young office workers do not reach current guidelines for physical activity (PA)and healthy eating. They find themselves in a critical phase of life which is characterizedby changing daily routines and new demands. Web-based interventionsare a promising approach aimed at promoting healthy behaviors. Nevertheless,usage and efficacy are often low and short-term. Target group participation is ofgrowing importance to identify expectations and preferences of potential users.Four focus groups were conducted with 36 young office workers (apprentices).The discussions were audio-recorded, transcribed and analyzed by two researchersfollowing the method of structuring content. Young office workers are lookingfor health information regarding PA and healthy eating which can be integratedinto everyday life. The content should be available in an up-to-date mix of multimedia.Themes for increasing platform usage are: interactivity, regular updates,possibility of documentation, individualization, a calendar option with regularsports events, a location finder and a reminder function to stay motivated. Furthermore,it is also mentioned that smartphone suitability and credibility are basicprerequisites for using a potential intervention. This present study makes an importantcontribution regarding the conception of future web-based interventionsfor young office workers.Keywords: Young office workers; Health promotion; Web-based interventions;Participation; Focus groups; Prevention",
author = "Christopher Grieben and Gerrit Stassen and Ingo Frob{\"o}se",
year = "2018",
language = "English",
volume = "3",
journal = "Journal of Healthcare Communications",
issn = "2472-1654",
number = "1",

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T1 - How Should Web-Based Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Interventions be Designed for Young Office Workers? A Qualitative Approach

AU - Grieben, Christopher

AU - Stassen, Gerrit

AU - Froböse, Ingo

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - Most young office workers do not reach current guidelines for physical activity (PA)and healthy eating. They find themselves in a critical phase of life which is characterizedby changing daily routines and new demands. Web-based interventionsare a promising approach aimed at promoting healthy behaviors. Nevertheless,usage and efficacy are often low and short-term. Target group participation is ofgrowing importance to identify expectations and preferences of potential users.Four focus groups were conducted with 36 young office workers (apprentices).The discussions were audio-recorded, transcribed and analyzed by two researchersfollowing the method of structuring content. Young office workers are lookingfor health information regarding PA and healthy eating which can be integratedinto everyday life. The content should be available in an up-to-date mix of multimedia.Themes for increasing platform usage are: interactivity, regular updates,possibility of documentation, individualization, a calendar option with regularsports events, a location finder and a reminder function to stay motivated. Furthermore,it is also mentioned that smartphone suitability and credibility are basicprerequisites for using a potential intervention. This present study makes an importantcontribution regarding the conception of future web-based interventionsfor young office workers.Keywords: Young office workers; Health promotion; Web-based interventions;Participation; Focus groups; Prevention

AB - Most young office workers do not reach current guidelines for physical activity (PA)and healthy eating. They find themselves in a critical phase of life which is characterizedby changing daily routines and new demands. Web-based interventionsare a promising approach aimed at promoting healthy behaviors. Nevertheless,usage and efficacy are often low and short-term. Target group participation is ofgrowing importance to identify expectations and preferences of potential users.Four focus groups were conducted with 36 young office workers (apprentices).The discussions were audio-recorded, transcribed and analyzed by two researchersfollowing the method of structuring content. Young office workers are lookingfor health information regarding PA and healthy eating which can be integratedinto everyday life. The content should be available in an up-to-date mix of multimedia.Themes for increasing platform usage are: interactivity, regular updates,possibility of documentation, individualization, a calendar option with regularsports events, a location finder and a reminder function to stay motivated. Furthermore,it is also mentioned that smartphone suitability and credibility are basicprerequisites for using a potential intervention. This present study makes an importantcontribution regarding the conception of future web-based interventionsfor young office workers.Keywords: Young office workers; Health promotion; Web-based interventions;Participation; Focus groups; Prevention

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VL - 3

JO - Journal of Healthcare Communications

T2 - Journal of Healthcare Communications

JF - Journal of Healthcare Communications

SN - 2472-1654

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