Recently, reviews of interventions delivered via wearable activity trackers and smartphones have provided good evidence that these interventions can promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviours. However, few studies conducted within Asia are included in these reviews. This may be because there is a paucity of studies conducted within low- and middle-income countries, of which there are many such countries in Asia. Similarly, many reviews limit their search to randomised controlled trials meaning they would not capture studies in the earlier phases of design, development, and evaluation.
We set out to map the current state of the evidence for mobile health interventions targeting physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Asia. Our focus is on capturing and describing the breadth and depth of the evidence using a systematic scoping review methodology.
- Edney S, Chua XH, Müller AM, Kui KY, Müller-Riemenschneider F. mHealth interventions targeting movement behaviors in Asia: A scoping review. Obes Rev. 2021 Dec 19:e13396. doi: 10.1111/obr.13396.
Last updated Feb 21, 2022