Digital Health

BMed Lab has had a consistent focus on physical activity interventions that apply technology to the behaviour change experience. Studies investigate everything from exergames, to internet interventions and mobile phone apps.  
We are currently recruiting participants for a web-based intervention among those whose physical activity has been affected due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Find out more about the study and how to participate here.



Key papers on Internet and mobile health interventions


  1. Duan, Y., Shang, B., Liang, W., Du, G., Yang, M., & Rhodes, R.E.(2021). Effects of eHealth multiple health behavior intervention for physical activity, healthy diet and weight in people with non-communicable diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(2), e23786.

  2. Liu, S., Husband, C., La, H., Juba, M., Loucks, R., Harrison, A., & Rhodes, R.E.(2019). Development of a self-guided web-based intervention to promote physical activity using the Multi-process Action Control Framework. Internet Interventions 15, 35-42.

  3. Sahin, C., Naylor, P.J., & Rhodes, R.E.(2019). Tailored mobile text messaging interventions targeting type 2 diabetes self-management: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Digital Health, 5, 1-21. 


Key papers on Exergaming


  1. Kaos, M., Rhodes, R.E.,Hämäläinen P., & Graham, T.C.N. (2019). Social play in an exergame: How the need to belong predicts adherence. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 1-13.

  2. Rhodes, R. E., Beauchamp, M. R., Blanchard, C. M., Bredin, S. S. D., Warburton, D. E. R., & Maddison, R. (2019). Predictors of stationary cycling exergame use among inactive children in the family home.Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 41, 181-190. 

  3. Kaos, M.D., Beauchamp, M., Bursick, S.K., Latimer-Cheung, A.E., Hernandez, H., Warburton, D., Yao, C., Ye, Z., Graham, T.C., & Rhodes, R.E. (2018). Efficacy of online multi-player versus single-player exergames on adherence behaviours among children: A nonrandomized control trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 20, 1-12.

  4. Rhodes, R.E.,Nwachukwu, N., & Quinlan, A. (2018). Family exergaming: Correlates and preferences. Games for Health Journal, 7(3), 188-196.

  5. Rhodes, R.E., Blanchard, C.M., Bredin, S S.D., Beauchamp, M. R., Maddison, R., & Warburton, D.E.R. (2017). Stationary cycling exergame use among inactive children in the family home: A randomized trial. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40(6), 978-988.

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