What, When, and How Much: The Search for Financial Incentive Designs to Enhance the Reach of Weight Loss Programs
Participation rates (i.e., reach) of weight loss programs have been relatively low, limiting the potential for public health impacts. Financial incentives are common tools employed to increase program reach and adherence. However no known study has simultaneously examined wide ranges of incentive attributes and levels in terms of their influence on weight loss program participation. This study uses stated-preference methods to elicit individuals’ program participation preference towards different financial incentive attributes: amount, type and timing. Results from random parameter logit models show that immediate payments that are easily fungible in peoples’ daily lives will engender the highest participation rates. The observed heterogeneity, both in subject responses to program attributes and in terms of subject characteristics, indicates that a weight loss program with a one-size-fits-all financial incentive component will not maximize participation.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
|Date of creation:||10 Sep 2012|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Box 7505, Winston-Salem, NC 27109|
Phone: (336) 758-5334
Fax: (336) 758-6028
Web page: http://www.wfu.edu/academics/economics/
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ris:wfuewp:0103. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jo Lowe)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.