Improving exercise adoption: the effects of social support, personalized goal setting and feedback and prompting in a community walking program

dc.contributor.authorLombard, David Neubaueren
dc.contributor.committeechairWinett, Richard A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberFinney, Jack W.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGeller, E. Scotten
dc.contributor.committeememberSouthard, Douglas R.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRankin, Janet L. Walbergen
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:11:59Zen
dc.date.adate2008-06-06en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:11:59Zen
dc.date.issued1993-04-29en
dc.date.rdate2008-06-06en
dc.date.sdate2008-06-06en
dc.description.abstractAssessed the effects of frequency of prompting (phone calls once a week versus once every three weeks) and content of prompting (feedback and goal setting versus "touching base") in a walking program designed to meet ACSM's cardiovascular exercise goals. Survival analysis using six months of data points and using the criteria of walking at least 20 minutes a day for a at least three times per week indicated an effect for more frequent versus less frequent prompting (50% and 15%), but not for feedback and goal setting versus "touching base" prompting (31% and 30%). The results suggested the efficacy of frequent prompting delivered in inexpensive ways as a means to increase exercise adherence and the further parametric study of other basic behavior change strategies.en
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
dc.format.extentxiii, 215 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-06062008-145000en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06062008-145000/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37968en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V856_1993.L652.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 28761749en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1993.L652en
dc.subject.lcshExercise -- Physiological aspectsen
dc.subject.lcshFeedback (Psychology)en
dc.subject.lcshGoal (Psychology)en
dc.subject.lcshSocial interactionen
dc.titleImproving exercise adoption: the effects of social support, personalized goal setting and feedback and prompting in a community walking programen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
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