Studying wearable health technology in the workplace using the Behavior Change Wheel: a systematic literature review and content analysis

Chen Yin Tung, Chia Chen Chang*, Jang Wei Jian, Yu Syuan Du, Cai Ting Wu

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

摘要

Wearable Health Technology (WHT) is considered to be fast, feasible, and effective in workplace health promotion programs. This study aims to analyze behavior change strategies applied to WHT products used by employees in health promotion programs. A systematic literature review of WHT in workplace health promotion between 2006 and 2020 was conducted. The Behavior Change Wheel (BCW) was used to undertake the content analysis. We identified 14 articles of WHT in the workplace. First, physical activity and weight management were the most common health issue. Second, using the BCW, we found guidelines, regulation and communication were the most frequently applied policy categories. Third, education, enablement and training were the most common intervention functions. For example, the promoter could provide health education information by WHT. Moreover, encouraging online would motivate employees to improve health behavior. There has been a growing interest in WHT with increasing complexity in research designs and specifications. While using WHT can be an appropriate strategy to adopt as employee health projects, other interventions should be considered, for incentivization and modeling, etc. The results of this study suggest using WHT should take related health behavior theories or variables into consideration to form a comprehensive health promotion programs.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 健康資訊學
  • 護理(雜項)
  • 健康資訊管理

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