STEP Together: A Hybrid Type 1 Effectiveness-Implementation Study of Social Incentives Strategies to Increase Physical Activity

This study uses a Hybrid Type 1 effectiveness-implementation design to adapt and test the effectiveness of two successful social incentive-based interventions, a gamification strategy and financial incentives donated to charity on the participants’ behalf, to increase physical activity among 225 low-income, mostly minority families in community settings.

Funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Grant number: R01-HL152430


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