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Jones, David B.; Richeson, Nancy E.; Croteau, Karen A.; Farmer, Bonnie Cashin – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
Focus group methodology was used to explore in depth the perceptions of older adults who had participated in a 12-week pedometer-based intervention. Nineteen women and 8 men, ages 55-86 years, volunteered to take part in the focus groups following participation in the intervention. Four focus groups of six to eight participants were scheduled at…
Descriptors: Intervention, Physical Activities, Focus Groups, Older Adults
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Croteau, Karen A.; Richeson, Nancy E.; Farmer, Bonnie C.; Jones, David B. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
This study investigated the effect of a 12-week pedometer-based intervention on daily step counts of 147 older adults randomly assigned to an intervention or wait-list control group (M age = 72.9 years, SD = 8.8). The intervention group significantly increased their daily step counts after 12 weeks (M = 639, SD = 2,239) and continued to…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Measurement Equipment, Physical Activities