Dugas M, Crowley K, Gao GG, Xu T, Agarwal R, Kruglanski AW, Steinle N
PLoS One.;13(3):e0192807. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0192807. eCollection 2018.
mHealth tools to help people manage chronic illnesses have surged in popularity, but evidence of their effectiveness remains mixed. The aim of this study was to address a gap in the mHealth and health psychology literatures by investigating how individual differences in psychological traits are associated with mHealth effectiveness. Drawing from regulatory mode theory, we tested the role of locomotion and assessment in explaining why mHealth tools are effective for some but not everyone.