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Data in Brief
Sedentary lifestyle is an escalating epidemic. Little is known about whether or how social media can be used to design a cost-effective solution for sedentary lifestyle. In this article we describe the data from a randomized controlled trial (RCT) that evaluated two prominent strategies for conducting exercise interventions using elements of social media: motivational media campaigns and online peer networks. The data file includes 217 participants’ basic demographic information, number of exercise class enrollments over 13 weeks, and self-reported number of days for exercise activities in the previous 7 days at baseline. Among the 217, 164 also have data on self-reported number of days for exercise activities at the post-program. Data are supplied with this article. The interpretation of these data can be found in the research article published by the authors in Preventive Medicine Reports in 2015.
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Zhang, J., Brackbill, D., Yang, S., & Centola, D. (2015). Identifying the Effects of Social Media on Health Behavior: Data from a Large-Scale Online Experiment. Data in Brief, 5 453-457. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2015.09.049
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
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