This application proposes to develop an innovative intervention that promotes physical activity to 14-17 year olds and assess its feasibility. The intervention is guided by Self Determination Theory and seeks to enhance adolescents'feelings of autonomy, competence, and relatedness, and ultimately, internally-driven motivation to be physically active, thereby increasing the likelihood of sustainable increases in physical activity. Increasing physical activity in a manner that will be sustained will ultimately decrease risk of both obesity and certain cancers.

Public Health Relevance

This application will test the feasibility of promoting PA to 14-17 year olds using text messages tailored to constructs from Self Determination Theory. Promoting PA to adolescents in a manner that is familiar, convenient, and acceptable has the potential to increase PA, thus reducing risk of both obesity and chronic disease, such as certain cancers.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Type
Exploratory/Developmental Grants (R21)
Project #
5R21HD066305-02
Application #
8206475
Study Section
Psychosocial Risk and Disease Prevention Study Section (PRDP)
Program Officer
Haverkos, Lynne
Project Start
2011-01-01
Project End
2013-12-31
Budget Start
2012-01-01
Budget End
2013-12-31
Support Year
2
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$172,500
Indirect Cost
$47,500
Name
Baylor College of Medicine
Department
Pediatrics
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
051113330
City
Houston
State
TX
Country
United States
Zip Code
77030
Thompson, Debbe I; Abdelsamad, Dina; Cantu, Dora A et al. (2012) Instructional physical activity monitor video in English and Spanish. Am J Prev Med 42:e29-30