An Intervention to Promote Walking in Sedentary Women in the Community

Mary A. Nies, Heather L. Chruscial, Joseph T. Hepworth

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)524-535
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Community
  • Health promotion
  • Intervention
  • Physical activity
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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