König LM, Sproesser G, Schupp HT, Renner B
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2018;6(3):e55
2018-03-18
10.2196/mhealth.8261
Using a behavior stage model approach to describe the process of adopting nutrition and fitness apps revealed motivational stage differences between nonusers (being “unengaged,” having “decided not to act,” having “decided to act,” and being “disengaged”), which might contribute to a better understanding of the process of adopting mHealth apps and thus inform the future development of digital interventions. This study highlights that new user groups might be better reached by apps designed to address a more intuitive decision-making style.