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Effect of a storyboarding technique on selected measures of fitness among university employees.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20949845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of storyboarding (i.e., participants' written narrative) on improving fitness among university employees over 10 weeks. Groups consisted of storytelling during the program orientation, storytelling plus two coaching sessions, or the normal program only (control). Using difference (pretest from posttest) scores, a one-way multivariate analysis of variance indicated significant differences between groups (p < .01). For percent body fat, only the coached group was statistically superior to the control group (p < .03), while the two experimental groups were statistically similar. For submax VO2, both storyboarding groups were superior to the control group (p < .04). It was concluded that storyboarding may be an effective means for changing selected health behaviors.
Mark H Anshel; Toto Sutarso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research quarterly for exercise and sport     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0270-1367     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-18     Completed Date:  2010-12-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006373     Medline TA:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health and Human Performance at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Attitude to Health
Audiovisual Aids*
Body Composition
Health Promotion*
Middle Aged
Patient Compliance
Physical Fitness / physiology*

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