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A worksite intervention to enhance social cognitive theory constructs to promote exercise adherence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10186934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
IMPLICATIONS: Health promotion specialists at the worksite need intervention programs that are safe, effective, and efficient for their employees. This intervention was based in the classroom, and no exercise was performed during class. This is appealing to employees who do not have access to shower facilities at the worksite. Moreover, in many interventions, subjects exercise during class and have limited time to learn specific skills to help them adopt and maintain exercise outside the structure of the intervention. Having established favorable changes in social cognitive theory constructs attributable to the intervention, a follow-up study should be conducted to determine the extent to which these changes predict adherence to regular exercise. These studies would establish the causal linkages between social cognitive theory constructs and regular exercise.
LIMITATIONS: There were specific limitations, and the results should be interpreted cautiously. The sample size was relatively small, although similar to other exercise intervention research reviewed by Dishman. Another limitation of the sample was no random assignment to treatment or comparison group. The results apply only to the subjects who volunteered for this study. The measure of outcome-expectancy value is the most vulnerable of those used to measure outcome expectations and outcome expectancies. It is possible that the results of the study would be substantially altered if a better measure were available. The data were collected through self-administered questionnaires. It was assumed the subjects would provide accurate information, but reliance on self-reported data introduces potential sources of error.
J Hallam; R Petosa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health promotion : AJHP     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0890-1171     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Promot     Publication Date:    1998 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-01     Completed Date:  1998-12-01     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701680     Medline TA:  Am J Health Promot     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4-7     Citation Subset:  T    
Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Health Promotion / methods*
Occupational Health Services / methods*
Psychological Theory
Self Efficacy*

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