Web-based physical activity interventions for older adults: A review

Hazwani Mohd Mohadis, Nazlena Mohamad Ali, Suzana Shahar, Alan F. Smeaton

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Abstract

Most web-based physical activity interventions were built based on the principles of universal design and may have overlooked age-related impairments experienced by older adult. Thus, it is intriguing to know how successful these web-based interventions are in enhancing older adult’s physical activity level despite of these shortcomings. The objective of this study hence is to review published literature regarding interactive web-based interventions promoting physical activity among older adults. EBSCOhost, ISI Web of Science and ScienceDirect databases were searched to identify relevant peer-reviewed papers. Results were summarized in a qualitative way. We included 15 papers reporting on web-based interventions with physical activity components. Ten and two studies respectively indicated positive and negative outcomes, while the outcomes of the remaining three studies remain unclear. Despite of computer illiteracy and age-related impairments experienced, there is preliminary evidence that suggest web-based interventions are effective in encouraging physical activity among older adults.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages405-419
Number of pages15
Volume9429
ISBN (Print)9783319259383, 9783319259383
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event4th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2015 - Bangi, Malaysia
Duration: 17 Nov 201519 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9429
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other4th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2015
CountryMalaysia
CityBangi
Period17/11/1519/11/15

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Keywords

  • Behaviour change
  • Older adults
  • Physical activity
  • Web-based intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Mohadis, H. M., Mohamad Ali, N., Shahar, S., & Smeaton, A. F. (2015). Web-based physical activity interventions for older adults: A review. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 9429, pp. 405-419). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9429). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25939-0_36

Web-based physical activity interventions for older adults : A review. / Mohadis, Hazwani Mohd; Mohamad Ali, Nazlena; Shahar, Suzana; Smeaton, Alan F.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 9429 Springer Verlag, 2015. p. 405-419 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9429).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohadis, HM, Mohamad Ali, N, Shahar, S & Smeaton, AF 2015, Web-based physical activity interventions for older adults: A review. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 9429, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 9429, Springer Verlag, pp. 405-419, 4th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2015, Bangi, Malaysia, 17/11/15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25939-0_36
Mohadis HM, Mohamad Ali N, Shahar S, Smeaton AF. Web-based physical activity interventions for older adults: A review. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 9429. Springer Verlag. 2015. p. 405-419. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25939-0_36
Mohadis, Hazwani Mohd ; Mohamad Ali, Nazlena ; Shahar, Suzana ; Smeaton, Alan F. / Web-based physical activity interventions for older adults : A review. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 9429 Springer Verlag, 2015. pp. 405-419 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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