Adaptive Intervention Designs to Promote Behavioral Change in Adults: What Is the Evidence?


Department of Human Sciences/Human Nutrition, Ohio State University, 1787 Neil Ave., 325 Campbell Hall, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA. [Email]


Adaptive behavioral interventions tailor the type or dose of intervention strategies to individuals over time to improve saliency and intervention efficacy. This review describes the unique characteristics of adaptive intervention designs, summarizes recent diabetes-related prevention studies, which used adaptive designs, and offers recommendations for future research.


Adaptive intervention,Just-in-time adaptive intervention,Physical activity,Sequential multiple assignment randomized trial,Weight management,

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