By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Learn the theorical strategies that were used in the Aim2Be app and
- List the critical steps involved in evaluating an app.
- Describe for who and under what conditions Aim2Be supports behaviour change.
Louise Masse, PhD, University of British Columbia
Dr. Louise Mâsse is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and a level 3 scientist at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Her current studies, which are funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Public Health Agency of Canada include: 1) Evaluating policies and capacity building interventions to influence children’s health behaviours, specifically physical activity (PA), sedentary and dietary behaviours in multiple settings including childcare, recreation centres, and schools; 2) Developing and evaluating gamified lifestyle modification interventions targeting children and their families; and 3) Understanding how transitional periods, specifically the transition from elementary to secondary schools, influence children’s PA, sedentary and dietary behaviours as well as weight outcomes.