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dc.contributor.authorBlevins, Raymond Vanceen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:42:56Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:42:56Z
dc.date.issued1991-12-19en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08182009-040322en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44271
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to explore how families ould respond to a health-related, home-centered family fitness program designed to improve lifestyle exercise and eating behaviors. This program involved five families (eleven subjects) recruited from Park Road High School in Rural Virginia. The program was based on family systems theory, and social learning principles. The program consisted of a one-week baseline period and five two-week intervention periods. A changing criterion design was utilized; and incentives ($15 toward active sports equipment) were offered during the final two phases if all family members met their food goals for both weeks of the given phase. The entire group was tested regarding personal health measures (flexibility, resting heart rate, resting blood pressure, height, weight, and body composition); strength (bent knee sit-ups, modified pull-ups); knowledge (written test); and cardiovascular endurance (one mile or 1/2 mile run/walk) at baseline at the six week point (interim) of the intervention, and at the ten week point (final).en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1991.B548.pdfen_US
dc.subjectFamily recreation.en_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1991.B548en_US
dc.titleThe fit family programen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentExercise Physiologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineExercise Physiologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairMetzler, Michael W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBaffi, Charles R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHumphrey, Reed H.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08182009-040322/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-08-18en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-08-18
dc.date.adate2009-08-18en_US


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