Does Physical Activity Application Use Promote Self-Efficacy for Exercise? A Study Among Aged People
Kari, T., Makkonen, M., Frank, L., & Kettunen, E. (2022). Does Physical Activity Application Use Promote Self-Efficacy for Exercise? A Study Among Aged People. In Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2022) (pp. 1438-1447). University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. https://doi.org/10.24251/HICSS.2022.179
DisciplineValue Creation for Cyber-Physical Systems and ServicesTietojärjestelmätiedeValue Creation for Cyber-Physical Systems and ServicesInformation Systems Science
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The importance of sustained physical activity in healthy aging is well established. To achieve sustained physical activity and exercise, related self-efficacy is important. Hence, solutions to promote self-efficacy for exercise among aged people are urgently needed. Digital wellness technologies provide a potential solution, but research on their potential to promote self-efficacy for exercise is scarce and more research is needed. To address this need, this study investigates how effective is the use of a physical activity application in promoting self-efficacy for exercise among aged people. Self-efficacy levels were compared between three different time points: before taking the application into use and after 4 and 12 months of use. The results suggest that physical activity application use can be effective in promoting self-efficacy for exercise among aged people as there was an improvement in most of the self-efficacy items as well as in total self-efficacy already after 4 months of use and this improvement was sustained after 12 months of use. ...
PublisherUniversity of Hawai'i at Manoa
Parent publication ISBN978-0-9981331-5-7
ConferenceHawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Is part of publicationProceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2022)
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Additional information about fundingWe are thankful to The Social Insurance Institution of Finland for funding the DigitalWells program and research project.
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