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Christopher Gardner

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  • Incorporating Prototyping and Iteration Into Intervention Development: A Case Study of a Dining Hall-Based Intervention JOURNAL OF AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH McClain, A. D., Hekler, E. B., Gardner, C. D. 2013; 61 (2): 122-131

    Abstract:

    Previous research from the fields of computer science and engineering highlight the importance of an iterative design process (IDP) to create more creative and effective solutions.This study describes IDP as a new method for developing health behavior interventions and evaluates the effectiveness of a dining hall-based intervention developed using IDP on college students' eating behavior and values. Participants: participants were 458 students (52.6% female, age = 19.6 ± 1.5 years [M ± SD]).The intervention was developed via an IDP parallel process. A cluster-randomized controlled study compared differences in eating behavior among students in 4 university dining halls (2 intervention, 2 control).The final intervention was a multicomponent, point-of-selection marketing campaign. Students in the intervention dining halls consumed significantly less junk food and high-fat meat and increased their perceived importance of eating a healthful diet relative to the control group.IDP may be valuable for the development of behavior change interventions.

    View details for DOI 10.1080/07448481.2012.755189

    View details for Web of Science ID 000315773900009

    View details for PubMedID 23409862

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