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Am J Health Behav. 2002 Sep-Oct;26(5):331-41.

Stage of motivational readiness: predictive ability for exercise behavior.

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Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park 20742, USA. dryoung@wam.umd.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine if stage of motivational readiness for exercise predicted adherence to a 9-month exercise intervention.

METHODS:

Three hundred forty-two individuals were randomized into a diet and physical activity trial. The exercise goal was to complete or add at least 10 miles of weekly brisk walking or jogging. Adherence was determined from logs.

RESULTS:

Sixty-four percent of men and 34% of women reported an increase of at least 10 miles per week. Adherence did not differ by baseline exercise motivational readiness stage.

CONCLUSIONS:

Future work should determine in what contexts stage-targeted interventions are most successful for adoption and maintenance of physical activity.

PMID:
12206443
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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