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Table 3 Behavior change related website features

From: Examining the use of evidence-based and social media supported tools in freely accessible physical activity intervention websites

Website feature Number (n = 46) Percent Sub-score
Targeting other health behaviors (number):    
- Targeted only physical activity 5 10.9  
- Targeted one other behavior 6 13  
- Targeted two other behaviors 24 52.2  
- Targeted three or more other behaviors 11 24  
Targeting other health behaviors (what):    
- Weight loss 38 82.6  
- Diet or calories 37 80.4  
- Diabetes 10 21.7  
- High blood pressure 7 15.2  
- Cardio-vascular disease 5 10.9  
- Other diseases 16 36.8  
Tracking tools related to other behaviors:    
- Weight 26 56.5  
- Diet 19 41.3  
- Calories 17 37  
- Body mass index 16 34.8  
- Mood 6 13  
- Sleep 5 10.9  
- Stress 3 6.5  
- Tobacco use 1 2.2  
- Alcohol use, sitting time 0 0  
Educational information:    
- Provided general physical activity information 35 76.1 a
- Provided information on the benefits of physical activity 22 47.8 a
- Provided information on barriers to being active 3 6.5 a
- Provided references for the information provided 3 6.5 a
Physical activity tracking:    
- Provides any kind of physical activity assessment 27 58.7 a,b
- Provides a once off assessment, to assess current situation 26 56.5 a,b
- Provides ongoing self-monitoring of physical activity 25 54.3 a,b,c
- Allowed participants to set activity goals 19 41.3 a,b
Method used for physical activity tracking:    
- Online physical activity log 23 50  
- iPhone accelerometer 11 23.9  
- GPS 3 6.5  
- Heart rate monitor 1 2.2  
- Pedometer 1 2.2  
- Accelerometer (e.g. Fitbit, Jawbone UP) 0 0  
- Survey 0 0  
- Uses one method to track physical activity 12 26.1  
- Uses two methods to track physical activity 7 15.2  
- Uses three or more methods to track physical activity 4 8.8  
Type of physical activity tracking:    
- Time based (e.g. minutes) 23 50 a
- Activity based (e.g. walking) 22 47.8 a
- Intensity based (e.g. vigorous) 21 45.7 a
- Distance based (e.g. kilometres) 18 39.1 a
- Calorie based (e.g. Kcal) 13 28.9 a
- Other (e.g. steps, heart rate) 4 8.8 a
- One or two types of physical activity tracking 2 4.3  
- Three or four types of physical activity tracking 9 19.5  
- Five types of physical activity tracking 13 28.3  
Provision of feedback:    
- No form of feedback is being provided 25 54.3  
- Generic text-based feedback 23 50 a,b
- Generic image or graph based feedback 22 47.8 a,b
- Generic voice, video or avatar based feedback 0 0 a,b
- Targeted or tailored text-based feedback 1 2.2 a,b
- Targeted or tailored image or graph based feedback 2 4.3 a,b
- Targeted or tailored voice, video or avatar based feedback 0 0 a,b
  1. Note. Sub-score: a = part of the Behavioral Components Score; b = part of the Interactivity Score; c = part of the User Generated Content Score.