Exercise DVD Improves Exercise Expectations in Cardiovascular Outpatients
Authors: Vickers, Kristin S.; Nies, Mary A.; Dierkhising, Ross A.; Salandy, Simone W.; Jumean, Marwan; Squires, Ray W.; Thomas, Randal J.; Kopecky, Stephen L.
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 35, Number 3, May 2011 , pp. 305-317(13)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objective: To assess impact of exercise education intervention on exercise frequency and attitudes. Methods: Cardiovascular outpatients (N=509) were randomized to receive an education DVD or standard care. Outcome measures (baseline and 6 weeks) assessed exercise frequency and cognitive variables. Results: There was no difference between groups on exercise frequency change from baseline, but DVD group reported greater exercise outcome expectations than control group (P=0.01). There was a greater increase in relapse-prevention behavior in the DVD group, compared to control, for those with low relapse-prevention behavior at baseline (P=0.02). Conclusion: A minimal intervention improves outcome expectations for exercise.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2011
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