Special Issue "Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Physical Activity, Exercise or Sedentary Behaviour Interventions"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: physical activity and health; irrespective of the population; children’s physical activity and health; and in particular; school-based interventions; close collaboration with engineers and computer scientists; my passion has extended to utilising technology to both measure and promote physical activity; clinical populations. Nonetheless; central to all my work is the role of behaviour change and intervention design and evaluation
The importance of leading an active, less sedentary, lifestyle for health, irrespective of the population, is well known. As such, there is a vast array of interventions that are designed and implemented to either enhance physical activity, whether it is generic behaviour change or structured exercise prescriptions, or reduce sedentary time. However, little research implements and reports in-depth evaluations, and there is often publication bias on successful “effective” interventions, rather than the process and, indeed, participants’ perceptions. As such, we are interested in mixed-methods evaluations of physical activity, exercise or sedentary behaviour interventions across all populations and settings. Different methodological and theoretical approaches are supported.
Dr. Kelly Mackintosh
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- Physical activity
- Sedentary behaviour
- Older Adults