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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159420
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Tailored Approach to Increasing Physical Activity Among Midlife and Older Women
Abstract:
A Tailored Approach to Increasing Physical Activity Among Midlife and Older Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Walker, Susan
Contact Address:CON, 985330 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330, USA
Co-Authors:Patricia A. Hageman; Carol H. Pullen
Purpose: Insufficient physical activity is among the top ten causes of morbidity and premature mortality among older women. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of a theory-based tailored intervention in increasing moderate intensity physical activity among midlife and older women as reflected in Healthy People 2010 Objectives. Conceptual Framework: The intervention was framed within the Health Promotion Model (Pender, 2002), with tailored newsletter messages based on women’s level of physical activity, identified goals, and perceived self-efficacy, benefits and barriers to physical activity. It was designed to reach women in their homes. Methods: The convenience sample of 31 women aged 50-68 (X=56.1 + 4.93 years) from a midwestern city was randomly assigned to tailored and generic Internet newsletter groups. Women in both groups completed a pretest computer questionnaire composed of reliable and valid behavioral instruments (Exercise Benefits/Barriers Scales, Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale, and modified 7-Day Activity Recall). An assessment of biomarkers of activity included VO2max estimated from the Rockport Walking Fitness Test and % body fat measured by bioimpedance analysis. The intervention consisted of 3 computer-generated tailored newsletters for the experimental group and 3 standard newsletters for the comparison group, accessed via the Internet monthly for 3 months. Follow up repeat assessment of all behavioral and biomarkers occurred 1 month after receipt of the last newsletter. Results and Conclusions: RM ANOVAS from baseline to follow-up were significant for barriers (time, p=.025), self-efficacy (time X group, p=.003), estimated VO2max (time X group, p=.047) and % body fat (time, p=.036; time X group, p=.017). Directions of change, effect sizes and power will be reported. The brief 3-month intervention delivered via the Internet was feasible and appears promising for enhancing both behavioral determinants and physical activity when employed over a longer time. AN: MN030068
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.titleA Tailored Approach to Increasing Physical Activity Among Midlife and Older Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159420-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Tailored Approach to Increasing Physical Activity Among Midlife and Older Women </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">Walker, Susan</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, 985330 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Patricia A. Hageman; Carol H. Pullen </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Insufficient physical activity is among the top ten causes of morbidity and premature mortality among older women. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of a theory-based tailored intervention in increasing moderate intensity physical activity among midlife and older women as reflected in Healthy People 2010 Objectives. Conceptual Framework: The intervention was framed within the Health Promotion Model (Pender, 2002), with tailored newsletter messages based on women&rsquo;s level of physical activity, identified goals, and perceived self-efficacy, benefits and barriers to physical activity. It was designed to reach women in their homes. Methods: The convenience sample of 31 women aged 50-68 (X=56.1 + 4.93 years) from a midwestern city was randomly assigned to tailored and generic Internet newsletter groups. Women in both groups completed a pretest computer questionnaire composed of reliable and valid behavioral instruments (Exercise Benefits/Barriers Scales, Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale, and modified 7-Day Activity Recall). An assessment of biomarkers of activity included VO2max estimated from the Rockport Walking Fitness Test and % body fat measured by bioimpedance analysis. The intervention consisted of 3 computer-generated tailored newsletters for the experimental group and 3 standard newsletters for the comparison group, accessed via the Internet monthly for 3 months. Follow up repeat assessment of all behavioral and biomarkers occurred 1 month after receipt of the last newsletter. Results and Conclusions: RM ANOVAS from baseline to follow-up were significant for barriers (time, p=.025), self-efficacy (time X group, p=.003), estimated VO2max (time X group, p=.047) and % body fat (time, p=.036; time X group, p=.017). Directions of change, effect sizes and power will be reported. The brief 3-month intervention delivered via the Internet was feasible and appears promising for enhancing both behavioral determinants and physical activity when employed over a longer time. AN: MN030068 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:59:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:59:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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