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ERIC Number: EJ932822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0268-1153
Effectiveness of a Computer-Tailored Print-Based Physical Activity Intervention among French Canadians with Type 2 Diabetes in a Real-Life Setting
Boudreau, Francois; Godin, Gaston; Poirier, Paul
Health Education Research, v26 n4 p573-585 Aug 2011
The promotion of regular physical activity for people with type 2 diabetes poses a challenge for public health authorities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of a computer-tailoring print-based intervention to promote the adoption of regular physical activity among people with type 2 diabetes. An experimental design was used; 325 participants between the age of 35 and 55 years old were randomized in one of two experimental conditions: the computer-tailoring intervention and the generic intervention. The two dependant variables were the frequency of participation and the intention to participate in leisure-time physical activities. Among the research hypotheses, only one was confirmed: the first computer-tailoring print on the practice of physical activity was more efficient than the first generic intervention at 1-month follow-up. Other similar studies will be necessary to determine the real potential of this type of approach for people with type 2 diabetes in a real-life setting.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada