Full title: Active8! Text messaging to promote physical activity in an NHS workplace
Keywords: Physical Activity, Dosing, e-mail, SMS, Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB)
Aims: To examine the effects of communication channels (e-mail and SMS), using tailored TPB-guided messages of 160 characters, on physical activity behavior, quality of life, and social-cognitive factors of health professionals.
Sample: Health Professionals at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Methods: Randomized Controlled Trial. Qualitative and quantitative surveys. Assessments were conducted pre, post and 1 month post receiving communication.
Funders: BUPA Foundation – The Medical Research Charity.
- Principal investigators: Prof. L. Suzanne Suggs & Dr. Holly Blake (University of Nottingham)
- Project managers: Lucía Aguirre
- Collaborators: Dingyuan (Sally) Zhou (University of Nottingham), Prof. Mark E. Batt (Nottingham Unversity Hospitals NHS Trust)
- Research assistant: Rebekah Tennyson