Effectiveness of the fun for wellness online behavioral intervention to promote well-being actions in adults with obesity or overweight: A randomized controlled trial

Seungmin Lee, Adam McMahon, Isaac Prilleltensky, Nicholas D. Myers, Samantha Dietz, Ora Prilleltensky, Karin A. Pfeiffer, André G. Bateman, Ahnalee M. Brincks

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Fun For Wellness (FFW) online intervention to increase well-being actions in adults with obesity in the United States in relatively uncontrolled settings. The FFW intervention is guided by self-efficacy theory. The study design was a large-scale, prospective, double-blind, and parallel-group randomized controlled trial. Data collection occurred at baseline, 30 days after baseline, and 60 days after baseline. Participants (N = 667) who were assigned to the FFW group (nFFW = 331) were provided with 30 days of 24-hr access to FFW. Supportive evidence was provided for the effectiveness of FFW in real-world settings to promote, either directly or indirectly, three dimensions of well-being actions: community, occupational, and psychological. This study shows that theory-based intervention may be effective in promoting well-being actions in adults with obesity in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-96
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • E-Health
  • M-Health
  • Mediation
  • Self-efficacy
  • Well-being actions self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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