TITLE

An Intervention to Promote Walking in Sedentary Women in the Community

AUTHOR(S)
Nies, Mary A.; Chruscial, Heather L.; Hepworth, Joseph T.
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Behavior;Sep/Oct2003, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p524
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: To evaluate a telephone counseling intervention that was designed to help sedentary women begin and maintain a walking program. Methods: Females (N=197) were randomly assigned to either an intervention, attention control, or no-attention control group. Assessments were made at baseline and 6 months. Results: Women in the intervention group reported more time walked each day than did control women (P<.05). The intervention worked equally for African American and European American women as well as for different income groups. Conclusion: Overall, a counseling intervention via telephone appears to be a good way to help women begin a walking program.
ACCESSION #
10838608

 

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