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Research project: Maintenance Of Physical AcTivity BeHaviour (MOTH) programme

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Physical activity is beneficial for supporting people to manage their long-term condition (LTC), through improvement or maintenance of functional activity, improvement in symptoms and prevention of future problems. Digital health interventions, such as mobile applications (apps), websites and wearables, can be effective for helping people to initiate activity in a variety of conditions. However, it is unknown whether this is maintained in the longer-term. The Maintenance Of Physical AcTivity BeHaviour (MOTH) programme aims to provide long-term solutions to support people with LTC to remain active.

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  • MOTH Project 1a: Maintaining physical activity through the use of digital interventions for people with a long-term condition/s (LTCs): A scoping review (previously systematic review, which was considered to be premature).
  • MOTH Project 1b: Determine the effectiveness of digital behaviour change interventions for supporting people with LTCs to maintain physical activity and identify the associated behaviour change techniques (BCT) through a more focused review.
  • MOTH Project 2: Exploring the factors that facilitate and hinder the implementation of digital tools for self-management of long-term conditions within existing healthcare structures and pathways
  • MOTH Project 3: Service evaluation of exercise referral schemes (Southampton (Falls) & Winchester (Stroke) schemes)

Funder: NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Wessex

Associated research themes

Active Living Theme

NIHR ARC Wessex: Long-Term Conditions: Integrating person-centred care approaches to optimise healthy living

Related research groups

Active Living and Rehabilitation

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