Effect of individual feedback information in a correspondece course type walking program based on behavioral science

Yuri Akiyama, Mami Furuichi, Masahiro Miyachi, Noriko Takeda, Kensuke Sakai, Koichiro Oka, Yoshio Nakamura

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of individual feedback intervention (IFB) or general video intervention (GV) on promoting daily physical activity. One hundred and thirty-six community-dwelling people volunteered as subjects and participated in the 2-month walking program provided as a correspondence course. The subjects were randomly allocated to one of four groups, which consisted of either IFB or GV. Each of the groups was based on behavioral science. The stage of change in exercise, self-efficacy for exercise and daily physical activity were measured before and after intervention 4 months later during the follow-up period. There were statistically significant effects of both 'time' (F = 3.71, p = 0.026) and 'time'X'IFB' (F = 3.76, p = 0.025) in self-efficacy for exercise; while there was no significant effect of interaction between 'time'X'GV. As for daily physical activity, there was no significant effect of the interaction both of 'time'X'IFB' and 'time'X'GV. These results suggest the IFB of promoting self-efficacy for exercise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-166
Number of pages10
Journaljapanese journal of physical fitness and sports medicine
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Behavioral science
  • Correspondence course
  • Number of daily steps
  • Physical activity
  • Self-efficacy for exercise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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