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Development and Implementation of an Interactive Text Messaging Campaign to Support Behavior Change in a Childhood Obesity Randomized Controlled Trial.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Price, S; Ferisin, S; Sharifi, M; Steinberg, D; Bennett, G; Wolin, KY; Horan, C; Koziol, R; Marshall, R; Taveras, EM
Published in: Journal of health communication
January 2015

Text messaging is a promising means of intervening on an array of health issues among varied populations, but little has been published about the development of such interventions. The authors describe the development and implementation of an interactive text messaging campaign for parents to support behavior change among children in a childhood obesity randomized controlled trial. The authors invited 160 parents to participate in a text messaging intervention that provided behavior change support in conjunction with health coaching phone calls and mailed materials on behavioral goals. Throughout the 1-year intervention, the authors sent 1-2 text messages per week. The first asked how the child did with a target behavior the day before; parents who replied received an immediate feedback message tailored to their response. The second included a tip about how to work toward a behavioral goal. Baseline surveys indicate that text messaging is a common means of communication for parents, and many are willing to use text messaging to support behavior change for their child. Results at 1 year indicate a high level of engagement with the text messaging intervention, with nearly two thirds responding to 75% or more of the questions they were sent by text.

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Journal of health communication

DOI

EISSN

1087-0415

ISSN

1081-0730

Publication Date

January 2015

Volume

20

Issue

7

Start / End Page

843 / 850

Related Subject Headings

  • Text Messaging
  • Social Support
  • Public Health
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Parents
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Health Promotion
 

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Price, S., Ferisin, S., Sharifi, M., Steinberg, D., Bennett, G., Wolin, K. Y., … Taveras, E. M. (2015). Development and Implementation of an Interactive Text Messaging Campaign to Support Behavior Change in a Childhood Obesity Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Health Communication, 20(7), 843–850. https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2015.1018582
Price, Sarah, Stephanie Ferisin, Mona Sharifi, David Steinberg, Gary Bennett, Kathleen Y. Wolin, Christine Horan, Renata Koziol, Richard Marshall, and Elsie M. Taveras. “Development and Implementation of an Interactive Text Messaging Campaign to Support Behavior Change in a Childhood Obesity Randomized Controlled Trial.Journal of Health Communication 20, no. 7 (January 2015): 843–50. https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2015.1018582.
Price S, Ferisin S, Sharifi M, Steinberg D, Bennett G, Wolin KY, et al. Development and Implementation of an Interactive Text Messaging Campaign to Support Behavior Change in a Childhood Obesity Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of health communication. 2015 Jan;20(7):843–50.
Price, Sarah, et al. “Development and Implementation of an Interactive Text Messaging Campaign to Support Behavior Change in a Childhood Obesity Randomized Controlled Trial.Journal of Health Communication, vol. 20, no. 7, Jan. 2015, pp. 843–50. Epmc, doi:10.1080/10810730.2015.1018582.
Price S, Ferisin S, Sharifi M, Steinberg D, Bennett G, Wolin KY, Horan C, Koziol R, Marshall R, Taveras EM. Development and Implementation of an Interactive Text Messaging Campaign to Support Behavior Change in a Childhood Obesity Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of health communication. 2015 Jan;20(7):843–850.

Published In

Journal of health communication

DOI

EISSN

1087-0415

ISSN

1081-0730

Publication Date

January 2015

Volume

20

Issue

7

Start / End Page

843 / 850

Related Subject Headings

  • Text Messaging
  • Social Support
  • Public Health
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Parents
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Health Promotion