Enhancing physical activity promotion in midlife women with technology-based self-monitoring and social connectivity: A pilot study

Meghan L. Butryn, Danielle Arigo, Greer A. Raggio, Marie Colasanti, Evan M. Forman

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Abstract

This pilot study tested a novel program to promote adoption and maintenance of aerobic activity in midlife women. Lifestyle modification group sessions were held weekly for 3 months, followed by two booster sessions during the 3-month maintenance phase. During all 6 months of the program, participants used a physical activity sensor to automate self-monitoring and a web platform to facilitate social connectivity. Aerobic exercise increased from 63 to 132 minute/week from baseline to 3 months (p <.01), and activity was maintained at 6 months (135 minute/week). Technology enhancements have strong potential to promote maintenance of behavior change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1548-1555
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume21
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology

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