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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158627
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Older Adult's Longterm Adherence to a Walking Program
Abstract:
Older Adult's Longterm Adherence to a Walking Program
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Cheung, Corjena
Contact Address:SON, 6-101 Weaver Densford Hall, 308 Harvard St. S. E, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA
Co-Authors:Jean F. Wyman; Jennifer Peters
Long-term adherence to regular exercise is essential for older adult health. However, dropout rates from exercise programs are high (50-70%). This one-year follow-up study examines the long-term exercise adherence of community-dwelling older adults who were participants in a 16-week walking program known as Project Telewalk (walking at least 30 minutes/day, 5 days/week). Study aims are to: 1) determine the long-term exercise adherence rates of Project Telewalk participants; 2) identify exercise barriers and facilitators; and 3) identify strategies used to maintain exercise adherence. Project Telewalk compared the efficacy of three interventions on exercise adherence: self-monitoring only; weekly nurse telephone calls for exercise monitoring and prompting, and weekly computerized telephone system calls. Telewalk participants, who are the sampling frame for the follow-up study, were female (87%), white (99%), with a mean age of 75 years (range 55-87 years). Seventy percent had annual incomes of < 35,000 and 58% reported some college education. The mean Mini-Mental Status Score was 29 (range 24-30). Participants (N=83) who completed the Telewalk program were mailed a questionnaire with a $2 honorarium approximately one year following program completion. A reminder letter was sent to participants who did not return their survey within two weeks. This questionnaire included the Exercise Stage of Change (Marcus et al., 1992), SF-12 Health Survey, and investigator designed items on exercise adherence, barriers to exercise, strategies to adhere to regular exercise, and reactions to the study interventions. Data collection is in progress and will be completed in October 2002. The response rate to date has been 92%. Data analysis will include descriptive statistics to evaluate the demographic characteristics and the walking patterns of participants. T-tests and chi-square statistics will be used to identify the differences between adherers and nonadherers. Multiple regression will be used to determine factors that predict exercise adherence. AN: MN030243
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOlder Adult's Longterm Adherence to a Walking Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158627-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Older Adult's Longterm Adherence to a Walking Program</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cheung, Corjena</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 6-101 Weaver Densford Hall, 308 Harvard St. S. E, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jean F. Wyman; Jennifer Peters</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Long-term adherence to regular exercise is essential for older adult health. However, dropout rates from exercise programs are high (50-70%). This one-year follow-up study examines the long-term exercise adherence of community-dwelling older adults who were participants in a 16-week walking program known as Project Telewalk (walking at least 30 minutes/day, 5 days/week). Study aims are to: 1) determine the long-term exercise adherence rates of Project Telewalk participants; 2) identify exercise barriers and facilitators; and 3) identify strategies used to maintain exercise adherence. Project Telewalk compared the efficacy of three interventions on exercise adherence: self-monitoring only; weekly nurse telephone calls for exercise monitoring and prompting, and weekly computerized telephone system calls. Telewalk participants, who are the sampling frame for the follow-up study, were female (87%), white (99%), with a mean age of 75 years (range 55-87 years). Seventy percent had annual incomes of &lt; 35,000 and 58% reported some college education. The mean Mini-Mental Status Score was 29 (range 24-30). Participants (N=83) who completed the Telewalk program were mailed a questionnaire with a $2 honorarium approximately one year following program completion. A reminder letter was sent to participants who did not return their survey within two weeks. This questionnaire included the Exercise Stage of Change (Marcus et al., 1992), SF-12 Health Survey, and investigator designed items on exercise adherence, barriers to exercise, strategies to adhere to regular exercise, and reactions to the study interventions. Data collection is in progress and will be completed in October 2002. The response rate to date has been 92%. Data analysis will include descriptive statistics to evaluate the demographic characteristics and the walking patterns of participants. T-tests and chi-square statistics will be used to identify the differences between adherers and nonadherers. Multiple regression will be used to determine factors that predict exercise adherence. AN: MN030243 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:14:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:14:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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