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Comparison of 3 Interventions to Increase Walking in Sedentary Women

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Abstract:

Objective: To increase walking activity in sedentary women. Methods: Women (N = 253) were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: video education/control, brief telephone calls with no counseling, and telephone calls with counseling. Assessments were made at baseline, 6 months, and 1 year. Results: All interventions increased the number of reported minutes walked and decreased the time to walk a mile. Conclusions: The variability in the telephone counseling and brief telephone call groups seemed to suggest a group of participants who were high responders.

Keywords: intervention; longitudinal; physical activity; telephone; women

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.30.4.1

Affiliations: 1: Health Sciences, for Research in Community Health, Professor of Nursing and of Preventive Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. 2: Area Co-Chair, Cognitive and Social Psychology Across the Life-Span, Psychology, Wayne State University, Department of Psychology, Detroit, MI.

Publication date: 2006-07-01

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