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Development of StopAdvisor: A theory-based interactive internet-based smoking cessation intervention

Development of StopAdvisor: A theory-based interactive internet-based smoking cessation intervention
Development of StopAdvisor: A theory-based interactive internet-based smoking cessation intervention
Reviews of internet-based behaviour-change interventions have shown that they can be effective but there is considerable heterogeneity and effect sizes are generally small. In order to advance science and technology in this area, it is essential to be able to build on principles and evidence of behaviour change in an incremental manner. We report the development of an interactive smoking cessation website, StopAdvisor, designed to be attractive and effective across the social spectrum. It was informed by a broad motivational theory (PRIME), empirical evidence, web-design expertise, and user-testing. The intervention was developed using an open-source web-development platform, ‘LifeGuide’, designed to facilitate optimisation and collaboration. We identified 19 theoretical propositions, 33 evidence- or theory-based behaviour change techniques, 26 web-design principles and nine principles from user-testing. These were synthesised to create the website, ‘StopAdvisor’ (see http://www.lifeguideonline.org/player/play/stopadvisordemonstration). The systematic and transparent application of theory, evidence, web-design expertise and user-testing within an open-source development platform can provide a basis for multi-phase optimisation contributing to an ‘incremental technology’ of behaviour change.
smoking cessation intervention, internet-based, website, theory-based
1869-6716
263-275
Michie, S.
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Brown, J.
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Miller, S.
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Yardley, L.
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Gardner, B.
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Shahab, L.
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McEwen, A.
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Stapleton, J.A.
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West, R.
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Michie, S.
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Brown, J.
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Geraghty, A.W.
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Miller, S.
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Yardley, L.
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Shahab, L.
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Stapleton, J.A.
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Michie, S., Brown, J., Geraghty, A.W., Miller, S., Yardley, L., Gardner, B., Shahab, L., McEwen, A., Stapleton, J.A. and West, R. (2012) Development of StopAdvisor: A theory-based interactive internet-based smoking cessation intervention. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2 (3), 263-275. (doi:10.1007/s13142-012-0135-6). (PMID:24073123)

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Abstract

Reviews of internet-based behaviour-change interventions have shown that they can be effective but there is considerable heterogeneity and effect sizes are generally small. In order to advance science and technology in this area, it is essential to be able to build on principles and evidence of behaviour change in an incremental manner. We report the development of an interactive smoking cessation website, StopAdvisor, designed to be attractive and effective across the social spectrum. It was informed by a broad motivational theory (PRIME), empirical evidence, web-design expertise, and user-testing. The intervention was developed using an open-source web-development platform, ‘LifeGuide’, designed to facilitate optimisation and collaboration. We identified 19 theoretical propositions, 33 evidence- or theory-based behaviour change techniques, 26 web-design principles and nine principles from user-testing. These were synthesised to create the website, ‘StopAdvisor’ (see http://www.lifeguideonline.org/player/play/stopadvisordemonstration). The systematic and transparent application of theory, evidence, web-design expertise and user-testing within an open-source development platform can provide a basis for multi-phase optimisation contributing to an ‘incremental technology’ of behaviour change.

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Published date: September 2012
Keywords: smoking cessation intervention, internet-based, website, theory-based
Organisations: Primary Care & Population Sciences, Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 363484
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/363484
ISSN: 1869-6716
PURE UUID: 24325667-d04b-42df-a5e9-45db298df7f7
ORCID for A.W. Geraghty: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7984-8351
ORCID for L. Yardley: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3853-883X

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Date deposited: 25 Mar 2014 14:34
Last modified: 09 Nov 2021 03:22

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Author: S. Michie
Author: J. Brown
Author: A.W. Geraghty ORCID iD
Author: S. Miller
Author: L. Yardley ORCID iD
Author: B. Gardner
Author: L. Shahab
Author: A. McEwen
Author: J.A. Stapleton
Author: R. West

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