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

  • Sawchuk C
  • Russo J
  • Charles S
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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.

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Authors

  • Craig N. Sawchuk

  • Steve Charles

  • Jack Goldberg

  • Ralph Forquera

  • Peter Roy-Byrne

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