"Hidden" Social Networks in Behavior Change Interventions

  • Hunter PhD R
  • McAneney PhD H
  • Davis PhD M
 et al. 
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Abstract

We investigated whether "hidden" (or unobserved) social networks were evident in a 2011 physical activity behavior change intervention in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Results showed evidence of unobserved social networks in the intervention and illustrated how the network evolved over short periods and affected behavior. Behavior change interventions should account for the interaction among participants (i.e., social networks) and how such interactions affect intervention outcome.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Behavior
  • Behavior modification
  • Intervention
  • Medical Sciences
  • Physical fitness
  • Social networks

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Authors

  • Ruth F Hunter PhD

  • Helen McAneney PhD

  • Michael Davis PhD

  • Mark A Tully PhD

  • Thomas W Valente PhD

  • Frank Kee MD

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