Empirical Validation of a Computational Model of Influences on Physical Activity Behavior

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Abstract

The adoption and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle is a fundamental pillar in the quest towards a healthy society. Modern (mobile) technology allows for increasingly intelligent systems that can help to optimize people’s health outcomes. One of the possible directions in such mHealth systems is the use of intelligent reasoning engines based on dynamic computational models of behavior change. In this work, we investigate the accuracy of such a model to simulate changes in physical activity levels over a period of two to twelve weeks. The predictions of the model are compared to empirical physical activity data of 108 participants. The results reveal that the model’s predictions show a moderate to strong correlation with the actual data, and it performs substantially better than a simple alternative model. Even though the implications of these findings depend strongly on the application at hand, we show that it is possible to use a computational model to predict changes in behavior. This is an important finding for developers of mHealth systems, as it confirms the relevance of model-based reasoning in such health interventions.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmpirical Validation of a Computational Model of Influences on Physical Activity Behavior
PublisherSpringer/Verlag
Pages353-363
Number of pages11
Volume10351 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319600444
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Jun 2017
Event30th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering, and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2017 - Arras, France
Duration: 27 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10351 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference30th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering, and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2017
CountryFrance
CityArras
Period27/06/1730/06/17

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Keywords

  • Computational modeling
  • Dynamic modeling
  • Model validation
  • mHealth systems
  • Behavior change
  • Physical activity

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Mollee, J. S., & Klein, M. C. A. (2017). Empirical Validation of a Computational Model of Influences on Physical Activity Behavior. In Empirical Validation of a Computational Model of Influences on Physical Activity Behavior (Vol. 10351 LNCS, pp. 353-363). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10351 LNCS). Springer/Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60045-1_37
Mollee, J.S. ; Klein, M.C.A./ Empirical Validation of a Computational Model of Influences on Physical Activity Behavior. Empirical Validation of a Computational Model of Influences on Physical Activity Behavior. Vol. 10351 LNCS Springer/Verlag, 2017. pp. 353-363 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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Mollee, JS & Klein, MCA 2017, Empirical Validation of a Computational Model of Influences on Physical Activity Behavior. in Empirical Validation of a Computational Model of Influences on Physical Activity Behavior. vol. 10351 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 10351 LNCS, Springer/Verlag, pp. 353-363, 30th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering, and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2017, Arras, France, 27/06/17. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60045-1_37

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Empirical Validation of a Computational Model of Influences on Physical Activity Behavior. Vol. 10351 LNCS Springer/Verlag, 2017. p. 353-363 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10351 LNCS).

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Mollee JS, Klein MCA. Empirical Validation of a Computational Model of Influences on Physical Activity Behavior. In Empirical Validation of a Computational Model of Influences on Physical Activity Behavior. Vol. 10351 LNCS. Springer/Verlag. 2017. p. 353-363. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60045-1_37