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Does It Work for Me? Supporting Self-Experimentation of Simple Health Behavior Interventions

Abstract Many individual-level behavioral interventions improve health and well-being. However, most interventions exhibit considerable heterogeneity in response. Put differently, what might be effective on average might not be effective for specific individuals. From an individual’s perspective, many healthy behaviors exist that seem to have a positive impact. However, few existing tools support people in identifying interventions that work for them, personally.

One approach to support such personalization is via self-experimentation using single-case designs. ‘Hack Your Health’ is a tool that guides individuals through an 18-day self-experiment to test if an intervention they choose (e.g., meditation, gratitude journaling) improves their own psyc... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Phatak, Sayali Shekhar (Author) / Buman, Matthew P (Advisor) / Hekler, Eric B (Committee member) / Huberty, Jennifer L (Committee member) / Johnston, Erik (Committee member) / Swan, Pamela D (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences / Behavioral sciences / behavior change / digital health / N-of-1 / self-experimentation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 155 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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