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Does Physical Activity Application Use Promote Self-Efficacy for Exercise? A Study Among Aged People (2022)


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


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All authors or editorsKari, Tuomas; Makkonen, Markus; Frank, Lauri; Kettunen, Eeva

Parent publicationProceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2022)

Conference:

  • Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Place and date of conferenceMaui, HI, USA3.-7.1.2022

eISBN978-0-9981331-5-7

Journal or seriesProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

ISSN1530-1605

eISSN2572-6862

Publication year2022

Pages range1438-1447

PublisherUniversity of Hawai'i at Manoa

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.24251/HICSS.2022.179

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/79495


Abstract

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.


Keywordsolder peoplephysical activityexercise (people)self-efficacyhealth promotionsports technologymobile apps

Free keywordsterveysteknologia


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating1


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