A telephone-only motivational intervention to increase physical activity in rural adults: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Bennett2008ATM,
  title={A telephone-only motivational intervention to increase physical activity in rural adults: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Jill A. Bennett and Heather M Young and Lillian M. Nail and Kerri M. Winters-Stone and Ginger Hanson},
  journal={Nursing research},
  year={2008},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={24-32}
}
BACKGROUND Both urban and rural adults are likely to be inactive, but rural adults have less access to exercise classes or facilities to increase physical activity. OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether a telephone-only motivational interviewing (MI) intervention would increase daily physical activity of rural adults. METHODS This randomized controlled trial enrolled 86 physically inactive adults living in rural communities (mean age = 58 years, range = 30-81 years) who stated that they were ready… CONTINUE READING