Does pedometer goal setting improve physical activity among native elders? Results from a randomized pilot study

Craig Sawchuk, Joan E. Russo, Steve Charles, Jack Goldberg, Ralph Forquera, Peter Roy-Byrne, Dedra Buchwald

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Abstract

We examined if step-count goal setting resulted in increases in physical activity and walking compared to only monitoring step counts with pedometers among American Indian/Alaska Native elders. Outcomes included step counts, self-reported physical activity and well-being, and performance on the 6-minute walk test. Although no significant between-group differences were found, within-group analyses indicated that elders significantly improved on the majority of step count, physical activity, health-related quality of life, and 6-minute walk outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-41
Number of pages19
JournalAmerican Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Does pedometer goal setting improve physical activity among native elders? Results from a randomized pilot study. / Sawchuk, Craig; Russo, Joan E.; Charles, Steve; Goldberg, Jack; Forquera, Ralph; Roy-Byrne, Peter; Buchwald, Dedra.

In: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, Vol. 18, No. 1, 28.11.2011, p. 23-41.

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Sawchuk, Craig ; Russo, Joan E. ; Charles, Steve ; Goldberg, Jack ; Forquera, Ralph ; Roy-Byrne, Peter ; Buchwald, Dedra. / Does pedometer goal setting improve physical activity among native elders? Results from a randomized pilot study. In: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research. 2011 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 23-41.
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