Incentive-based interventions for increasing physical activity and fitness

  • O'Malley G
  • Baker P
  • Francis D
  • et al.
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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:, The main aim of the review is to determine the effectiveness of using incentive-based approaches (IBAs) (financial and non-financial) to increase physical activity in community-dwelling children and adults., A secondary objective will be to address the use of incentives to improve cardiovascular and metabolic fitness., A final objective will be to explore:, whether there are any adverse effects associated with the use of IBAs for increasing physical activity;, whether there are any differential effects of IBAs within and between study populations by age, gender, education, inequalities and health status; and, whether the use of disincentive/aversive approaches leads to a reduction in sedentary behaviour.




O’Malley, G. C., Baker, P. R., Francis, D. P., Perry, I., & Foster, C. (2012). Incentive-based interventions for increasing physical activity and fitness. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

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