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J Health Psychol. 2016 Aug;21(8):1548-55. doi: 10.1177/1359105314558895. Epub 2014 Dec 8.

Enhancing physical activity promotion in midlife women with technology-based self-monitoring and social connectivity: A pilot study.

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1
Drexel University, USA mlb34@drexel.edu.
2
Drexel University, USA.

Abstract

This pilot study tested a novel program to promote adoption and maintenance of aerobic activity in midlife women. Lifestyle modification group sessions were held weekly for 3 months, followed by two booster sessions during the 3-month maintenance phase. During all 6 months of the program, participants used a physical activity sensor to automate self-monitoring and a web platform to facilitate social connectivity. Aerobic exercise increased from 63 to 132 minute/week from baseline to 3 months (p < .01), and activity was maintained at 6 months (135 minute/week). Technology enhancements have strong potential to promote maintenance of behavior change.

KEYWORDS:

Internet; exercise; intervention; lifestyle; social support

PMID:
25488937
DOI:
10.1177/1359105314558895
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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