Area 2: Interaction between individuals and their environment

Summary (as of Mar 2021)

Under this aim, we proposed to examine how the interaction between individuals and their environment affect diet and activity patterns in real-life using mobile technology and ecological momentary assessment methodology. As part of this aim, we made significant progress in development and initial implementation of research methods. To allow the collection of meaningful data throughout the day using smartphone apps and trackers, we developed a catalogue with behavior-relevant questions and also established how to best implement EMA studies. We also tested various data-collection apps and used them in studies such as the Continuous Glucose Monitoring, and Parks and Health. Capacity to run substantially larger and more complex studies has been built and will be actualised in upcoming projects such as Continuous Observations of Behavioural Risk Factors in Asia (COBRA) and Health@NUS.


Last updated Apr 21, 2023