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Lindqvist, Anna-KarinORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-3145-7698
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Jingili, N., Oyelere, S., Malmström Berghem, S., Brännström, R., Laine, T. H., Lindqvist, A.-K. & Rutberg, S. (2024). A Two-Stage co-Design Process of Battleship-AST Persuasive Game for Active School Transportation in Northern Sweden. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
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2024 (English)In: International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, ISSN 1044-7318, E-ISSN 1532-7590Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This research delves into the dynamics of active school transport (AST) by utilizing a two-stage co-design process and leveraging persuasive technology within a game for promoting AST called Battleship-AST. The primary aim of this research is to thoroughly investigate the two-stage game co-design process employed in creating a Battleship-AST game. Moreover, our research aims to evaluate participants’ perceptions regarding the motivating and engaging potential of the persuasive technology and gamification features embedded within the final iteration of the game. This evaluation aims to understand how these features influence participants’ motivation to increase their usage of AST through gameplay. In pursuit of these objectives, the research builds upon the existing Battleship-AST prototype and actively engages school children in a collaborative two-stage co-design process. Their valuable insights and preferences were harnessed in refining the game, which was subsequently tested during a tech event in Skellefteå, Sweden. The findings shed light on various aspects of the game’s impact, from its reception to the gamification features integrated within. Notably, the research highlights the positive impact of the co-design process, with increased motivation and engagement observed among the participants. Their involvement in shaping the game’s design resulted in a more engaging and enjoyable experience. The persuasive technology features, encompassing competition, collaboration, auditory cues, a virtual reward system, and an emphasis on similarity, played a pivotal role in sustaining engagement and motivating players. Elements such as rewards, leaderboard progression, and badges proved highly effective in encouraging continued participation and fostering a positive feedback loop. However, the study also identifies areas for potential improvement, including the need to measure real-life progress and refine the game’s levelling system. The research indicates that refining feedback mechanisms and tailoring game content to individual preferences could create an even more engaging experience. Additionally, long-term playtesting is proposed to assess the game’s extended impact. The findings offer promising avenues for enhancing motivation and engagement in AST, which can contribute to the promotion of healthier and more sustainable transportation choices among school children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2024
Keywords
Persuasive technology, gamification, games, active school transport, physical activity, co-design
National Category
Human Computer Interaction Media and Communication Technology
Research subject
Pervasive Mobile Computing; Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-105698 (URN)10.1080/10447318.2024.2355395 (DOI)
Funder
Vinnova, 2020-01867
Note

Funder: Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea; National Research Foundation of Korea [NRF-2023S1A5C2A02095195];

Fulltext license: CC BY

Available from: 2024-05-31 Created: 2024-05-31 Last updated: 2024-05-31
Savolainen, E., Lindqvist, A.-K., Mikaelsson, K., Nyberg, L. & Rutberg, S. (2024). Children’s active school transportation: an international scoping review of psychosocial factors. Systematic Reviews, 13(1), Article ID 47.
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2024 (English)In: Systematic Reviews, ISSN 2046-4053, Vol. 13, no 1, article id 47Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Over the last decades, the prevalence of AST has decreased significantly. Barriers to active school transport (AST) have been extensively examined in the literature, while psychosocial factors that facilitate AST have received less attention. To our best knowledge, there are currently no reviews on this subject. Therefore, the objective of this review was to scope the literature and identify published research about psychosocial factors related to AST.

Methods: Systematic searches conducted in PubMed, Web of Science, TRID, Scopus, and ERIC resulted in a total of 1933 publications, and 77 of them were considered eligible for this review.

Results: The results of the included articles were categorised into four psychosocial factors: confidence in ability, attitudes, social support, and social norms, which were all generally positively related to AST, with a few exceptions.

Conclusion: The findings of this review indicate that these psychosocial factors may be important to consider when developing interventions and highlight that both children and parents should be involved in the process. This knowledge can serve as a valuable guide for developing interventions to promote AST. However, the evidence base supporting these psychosocial factors requires further investigation to fully understand how and when to incorporate them to maximise AST efficacy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2024
Keywords
Active school commuting, Confidence in ability, Attitudes, Social support, Social norms
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-104238 (URN)10.1186/s13643-023-02414-y (DOI)38291491 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85183648004 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Vinnova, 2019–00936
Note

Validerad;2024;Nivå 2;2024-02-12 (joosat);

CC BY Full text license

Available from: 2024-02-12 Created: 2024-02-12 Last updated: 2024-04-05Bibliographically approved
Savolainen, E., Lindqvist, A.-K. & Rutberg, S. (2024). Feasibility of a school-based intervention to promote active school transportation – The school personnel's perspective. Journal of Transport & Health, 38, Article ID 101867.
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2024 (English)In: Journal of Transport & Health, ISSN 2214-1405, E-ISSN 2214-1413, Vol. 38, article id 101867Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

There is a growing need to invest in interventions that promote physical activity, such as active school transportation. Ideally, these interventions should be school-based to reach as many children as possible. However, school personnel have a heavy workload, and interventions must be feasible and sustainable. This study aims to explore the feasibility of a school-based intervention from the school personnel's perspective and increase knowledge about what makes an intervention in a school context feasible.

Methods

A qualitative design was applied with individual interviews with 19 participants, including principals, teachers, project coordinators, one school nurse, and one operation manager. The data were analyzed with qualitative content analysis.

Results

The result were formulated into one main theme “Crossing the threshold – enter and you might feel at home” and three subthemes “Flexibility for integration in the school context”, “Sensing meaningfulness is essential for being worth the effort” and “A supportive design to enhance enthusiasm”. These themes indicate that schools have a heavy workload and that there is a threshold for schools to invest time and effort into health promoting intervention. Flexibility, meaningfulness, and support were thus crucial elements for making an intervention in the school context feasible.

Conclusion

The results of this study outline a promising strategy to meet the needs of school personnel and can serve as a valuable guide for further research concerning school-based interventions aiming to promote health.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2024
Keywords
Feasibility, Active school transportation, School-based intervention, School personnel
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-104975 (URN)10.1016/j.jth.2024.101867 (DOI)
Funder
Vinnova, 2020–01867
Note

Validerad;2024;Nivå 2;2024-07-09 (joosat);

Full text: CC BY License;

This article has previously appeared as a manuscript in a thesis.

Available from: 2024-04-05 Created: 2024-04-05 Last updated: 2024-07-09Bibliographically approved
Kim, J., Lindqvist, A. K. & Castelli, D. M. (2024). Feasibility of utilizing gamified learning as a motivational strategy for promoting physical activity participation and healthy eating among college students. Journal of American College Health
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2024 (English)In: Journal of American College Health, ISSN 0744-8481, E-ISSN 1940-3208Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2024
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Human Computer Interaction
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-105120 (URN)10.1080/07448481.2024.2325929 (DOI)2-s2.0-85189625526 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2024-04-16 Created: 2024-04-16 Last updated: 2024-04-16
Forsberg, H., Palma-Leal, X., Ruiz-Alarcón, A., Aznar, S., Campos-Garzón, P., Rutberg, S., . . . Huertas- Delgado, F. J. (2024). How parents' perception of the social norm is associated with their adolescent's commuting behaviour to school. Journal of Transport & Health, 36, Article ID 101786.
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2024 (English)In: Journal of Transport & Health, ISSN 2214-1405, E-ISSN 2214-1413, Vol. 36, article id 101786Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2024
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-104858 (URN)10.1016/j.jth.2024.101786 (DOI)2-s2.0-85188053408 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Vinnova, 2021-03049European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), SOMM17/6107/UGR
Note

Validerad;2024;Nivå 2;2024-03-25 (hanlid);

Funder: Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness and the European Regional Development Fund (DEP2016-75598-R, MINECO/FEDER, UE); University of Granada

This article has previously appeared as a manuscript in a thesis.

Available from: 2024-03-25 Created: 2024-03-25 Last updated: 2024-07-04Bibliographically approved
Rutberg, S., Henriksson, M., Andersson, M., Palstam, A. & Lindqvist, A.-K. (2024). My Way to School Through a Camera Lens: Involving Children to Inform a Policy Recommendation on Active School Travel. Health Promotion Practice
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2024 (English)In: Health Promotion Practice, ISSN 1524-8399, E-ISSN 1552-6372Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Active school travel (AST) is an effective approach for increasing children’s physical activity and independent mobility, but policy supporting AST is lacking. This study aims to explore children’s experiences of AST to inform a policy recommendation. Photovoice methodology with a qualitative approach was applied, with children taking pictures on their way to school. This was followed by focus groups where the children explored their experiences of AST based on their photos. The data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The results show that the children valued independent mobility and wanted to be involved in decisions about their travels; they also expressed feelings of increased responsibility and personal growth as a consequence. Although the children recognized areas of improvement regarding infrastructure, especially regarding heavy traffic that jeopardized travel safety, they continued using AST. Finally, the children talked about the value of the health and environmental benefits of AST. Opportunities for friendship, play, and making decisions about their own time were highlighted as important incentives. The benefits from AST are many for children, as well as for society. The result has informed policy recommendations for AST, and the children’s input will be used to communicate the recommendations. Listening to the voices of children could be a steppingstone toward forming future healthy mobility initiatives. In that process, it is key to include children’s perspectives when formulating the AST policy for successful adoption and implementation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2024
Keywords
active commuting, active school travel, active transport, child/adolescent health, health promotion, photovoice, physical activity/exercise, public health laws/policies
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-107513 (URN)10.1177/15248399241255376 (DOI)001242003900001 ()38845227 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85195392959 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Vinnova, 2021-03049
Note

Full text license: CC BY

Available from: 2024-06-19 Created: 2024-06-19 Last updated: 2024-06-19
Burgueño, R., Lindqvist, A.-K., Nyberg, L., Chillon, P. & Rutberg, S. (2023). Basic psychological need satisfaction in active commuting to and from school BPNS-ACS(SWE). Journal of Transport & Health, 30, Article ID 101618.
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Transport & Health, ISSN 2214-1405, E-ISSN 2214-1413, Vol. 30, article id 101618Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

The absence of appropriate Swedish-language instrumentation to assess active commuting to school has largely hampered the study of the individual factors of the children, such as autonomy, competence, and relatedness to active commuting to school.

Purpose

Building upon self-determination theory, the objective of this research was to gather evidence of the validity and reliability of the Swedish version of the Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction in Active Commuting to and from School (BPNS-ACS) tool.

Methods

The cross-sectional and purposive sample included 273 children (51.28% girls) from urban areas.

Results

Confirmatory factor analysis underpinned the three-factor correlated model, which was invariant across gender. Evidence in support of discriminant and convergent validity and reliability was gathered. Criterion validity evidence was met by positive and significant predictions of autonomy, competence, and relatedness satisfaction on active commuting to and from school.

Conclusions

The Swedish version of the BPNS-ACS is a psychometrically robust measure of children’s perceptions of autonomy, competence, and relatedness satisfaction in active commuting to school and could be used to assess the effects of school-based interventions on need satisfaction for active commuting to school.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Need satisfaction, Need-based experiences, Active transport to school, Active school commuting, Children
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-96997 (URN)10.1016/j.jth.2023.101618 (DOI)000989722400001 ()2-s2.0-85153509231 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Vinnova, 2021-03049
Note

Validerad;2023;Nivå 2;2023-05-03 (joosat);

Licens fulltext: CC BY License

Available from: 2023-05-03 Created: 2023-05-03 Last updated: 2024-07-04Bibliographically approved
Forsberg, H., Rutberg, S., Nyberg, L. & Lindqvist, A.-K. (2023). Children's intervention participation is associated with more positive beliefs towards active school transportation among parents. Health Promotion International, 38(2), Article ID daad016.
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2023 (English)In: Health Promotion International, ISSN 0957-4824, E-ISSN 1460-2245, Vol. 38, no 2, article id daad016Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Insufficient physical activity among children is a critical issue and health promoting initiatives are required to reverse this trend. In response to the current situation, a school-based intervention aiming to increase physical activity with the aid of active school transportation (AST) was implemented in one municipality in northern Sweden. By adopting the framework of the Theory of Planned Behavior, we aimed to analyse beliefs among parents whose children were or were not involved in the AST intervention. All municipality schools were included. There were 1024 responses from parents, comprising 610 who responded either 'yes' or 'no' to participating in the intervention. An adjusted linear regression analysis showed that children's intervention participation was significantly associated with more positive beliefs towards AST among parents. These results indicates that it is possible to influence beliefs that are important in the parental decision-making process by the use of an AST intervention. Therefore, to make children´s active transport to school the more favorable choice for parents, it seems to be worthwhile to not only give children the opportunity to participate but also to involve parents and address their beliefs when designing interventions.Not enough physical activity among children is an important issue and health promoting initiatives are needed to reverse this trend. In response to the current situation, a school-based intervention aiming to increase physical activity using active school transportation (AST) was implemented in one municipality in northern Sweden. Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour framework, we aimed to analyse beliefs among parents whose children were or were not involved in the AST intervention. Children’s participation in the intervention was significantly associated with more positive beliefs towards AST among parents. These results indicate that it is possible to influence beliefs that are important in the parental decision-making process by the use of an AST intervention. Therefore, to make children’s active transport to school the more favourable choice for parents, it seems to be worthwhile to not only give children the opportunity to participate but also to involve parents and address their beliefs when designing interventions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2023
Keywords
active school transportation, children, intervention, parents, physical activity, theory of planned behaviour
National Category
Physiotherapy Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-96467 (URN)10.1093/heapro/daad016 (DOI)000954418800001 ()36932992 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85150666462 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2023;Nivå 2;2023-04-13 (hanlid);

Funder: Verket för innovationssystem (2020-01867)

Available from: 2023-04-13 Created: 2023-04-13 Last updated: 2023-12-19Bibliographically approved
Berg, H. t., Klüft, C., Lindqvist, A.-K., Nilsson, P., Niska, A., Rutberg, S., . . . Stigell, E. (2023). DN Debatt: Sluta skjutsa barnen till skolan - hälsa går före rädsla. Dagens Nyheter. (DN) (2023-02-18)
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2023 (Swedish)In: Dagens Nyheter. (DN), ISSN 1101-2447, no 2023-02-18Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Våra barn blir alltmer stillasittande, vilket får livslånga konsekvenser. En av de enklaste lösningarna står föräldrar i vägen för – på grund av rädsla. Föräldrarnas välvilja är i själva verket ett tydligt hot mot barnens hälsa, både i trafiken och genom livet. Sverige behöver en ny nationell rekommendation för aktiva skolresor, skriver åtta forskare och organisationer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Bonnier, 2023
National Category
Physiotherapy
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-95668 (URN)
Funder
Vinnova, 2021-03049
Available from: 2023-02-20 Created: 2023-02-20 Last updated: 2023-11-06Bibliographically approved
Klüft, C., Lindqvist, A.-K., Rutberg, S. & Hasselberg, P. (2023). Föräldrar, våga låta era barn cykla till skolan: Debattörerna: Stå upp mot normen – riskerna är låga. Aftonbladet, 09(03)
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2023 (Swedish)In: Aftonbladet, Vol. 09, no 03Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Schibsted Forlag, 2023
National Category
Physiotherapy
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-101292 (URN)
Available from: 2023-09-11 Created: 2023-09-11 Last updated: 2023-11-02Bibliographically approved
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