Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : web-based


Effectiveness of Smartphone Apps and Team Supports by Social Media Approaches to Promote Physical Activity Levels among Indonesian Nursing Students: Feasibility Study

Suardi Suardi, Ernawati Ernawati, Ferdy Lainsamputy, Sumarmi Sumarmi, Fransiskus Xaverius Widiantoro

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 4484-4494

Background
Little known effectiveness of smartphone app exercise user in Indonesian nursing-students. It is necessary to explore the influence of interactive technologies on self-rated health or overall well-being. This study was evaluated an interactive smartphone-health app for nursing-students and the impact of a program building with psychosocial base on the increase of exercise efficacy to promote levels of physical activity (PA).
Methods
A pretest-posttest non-equivalent control design applied in 70 Indonesian nursing-students. A randomized assignment with a time-cluster technique used to avoid information contamination between groups. The web-based group received a social cognitive theory- based behavioral skill-building intervention by a web-based game with team competition for 10-week of a program. Outcome included level of PA, health outcomes, and self- efficacy. Multivariate ANCOVA and Chi-square test were adopted to test pre- and post- outcome effects.