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

TitleDoes pedometer goal setting improve physical activity among Native elders? Results from a randomized pilot study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSawchuk, CN, Russo, JE, Charles, S, Goldberg, J, Forquera, R, Roy-Byrne, P, Buchwald, D
JournalAm Indian Alsk Native Ment Health ResAm Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res
Volume18
Pagination23-41
ISBN Number1533-7731 (Electronic)<br/>1533-7731 (Linking)
Accession Number21866498
KeywordsAged, Female, Goals, Humans, Indians, North American/ ethnology, Male, Middle Aged, Motor Activity, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Pilot Projects, Primary Health Care, Sedentary Lifestyle, Self Report, Walking/physiology/ psychology, Washington
AbstractWe 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.
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