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Do activity monitors increase physical activity in adults with overweight or obesity? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Obesity, September 2016
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Title
Do activity monitors increase physical activity in adults with overweight or obesity? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in
Obesity, September 2016
DOI 10.1002/oby.21619
Pubmed ID
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Herman J. de Vries, Thea J.M. Kooiman, Miriam W. van Ittersum, Marco van Brussel, Martijn de Groot

Abstract

To systematically assess contemporary knowledge regarding behavioral physical activity interventions including an activity monitor (BPAI+) in adults with overweight or obesity. PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, PsycINFO, CENTRAL, and PEDro were searched for eligible full-text articles up to 1 July 2015. Studies eligible for inclusion were (randomized) controlled trials describing physical activity outcomes in adults with overweight or obesity. Methodological quality was independently assessed employing the Cochrane Collaboration's tool for risk of bias. Fourteen studies (1,157 participants) were included for systematic review and 11 for meta-analysis. A positive trend in BPAI+ effects on several measures of physical activity was ascertained compared with both wait list or usual care and behavioral physical activity interventions without an activity monitor (BPAI-). No convincing evidence of BPAI+ effectiveness on weight loss was found compared with BPAI-. Behavioral physical activity interventions with an activity monitor increase physical activity in adults with overweight or obesity. Also, adding an activity monitor to behavioral physical activity interventions appears to increase the effect on physical activity, although current evidence has not yet provided conclusive evidence for its effectiveness.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Finland 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Unknown 112 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 23%
Student > Bachelor 21 18%
Unspecified 18 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 16%
Researcher 8 7%
Other 23 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 33 29%
Unspecified 23 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 11%
Sports and Recreations 12 10%
Social Sciences 7 6%
Other 27 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 43. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 March 2019.
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#373,960
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Outputs from Obesity
#330
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Outputs of similar age from Obesity
#14
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