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ERIC Number: EJ903485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1930-4595
Examining the Impact of an Email Campaign to Promote Physical Activity and Walking in Adult Women Six-Weeks and One-Year Post-Intervention
Reed, Julian A.
ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, v4 n1 p64-69 Spr-Sum 2009
The purpose was to examine the impact of an email intervention campaign to increase physical activity among women. Participants' activity levels were assessed at baseline, immediately following the intervention and one year post intervention. (N = 475) received weekly Walking Tips Intervention Emails (WTIE) for 6 weeks. Participants were primarily Caucasian, college-educated, middle-aged women with income greater than $60,000. Following the intervention a significant increase in weekly moderate intensity physical activity was found (37% [n = 75]; t = -2.743, p = 0.007). Post-intervention the percentage of participants who walked 5 or more days significantly increased (N = 103; t = -3.168, p = 0.002). Minutes of walking per day increased significantly (t = -2.114, p = 0.039) as well. The percentage of respondents reporting to exercise regularly for 6 months or more significantly increased. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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