The Effect of Interactive Pedometer with New Algorithm on 10,000 Step Goal Attainments
The pedometer, an objective assessment of measuring step counts, has often been used to motivate individuals to increase their ambulatory physical activity. Minimal contact pedometer-based intervention (MCPBI) is gaining in popularity because they are simple and inexpensive. MCPBI is based on self-monitoring by the participants; however, one limitation of using the self-monitoring approach was the participant attrition (i.e., dropout), which makes it difficult to achieve the successful intervention. A new algorithm for pedometer-based intervention, the systematic-monitoring based on conditional feedback, was designed to increase awareness and allow participants to more successfully attain their step goals. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the systematic-monitoring based on conditional feedback algorithm on 10,000 step goal attainments. The study result can be used to design more comprehensive pedometer-based physical activity interventions to increase individuals’ overall health status.
S.W. Nam, Y.W. Chang, S.B. Lee and N.J. Kim
J. O. Lee et al., "The Effect of Interactive Pedometer with New Algorithm on 10,000 Step Goal Attainments", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 345-346, pp. 873-876, 2007