Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Am J Health Behav. 2003 Jul-Aug;27(4):380-8.

Randomized trial of 2 interventions to increase older women's exercise.

Author information

  • 1School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA. conn@missouri.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To test 2 interventions to increase older women's physical activity.

METHODS:

A randomized 2-way factorial experimental design compared the effects of 2 limited-contact interventions, motivational sessions and periodic prompts, among 190 women. Experimental participants received a 3-encounter motivational intervention. Those randomized to prompts received weekly telephone or mail-delivered cues.

RESULTS:

The prompting intervention consistently increased exercise and physical activity scores. The motivational intervention did not affect outcome scores.

CONCLUSIONS:

Prompting is a low-cost strategy for increasing exercise and physical activity among older women. Future research should examine alternative modes for prompt delivery.

PMID:
12882432
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Ingenta plc
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk