Peer Volunteers Improve Long-Term Maintenance of Physical Activity With Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

@article{Buman2011PeerVI,
  title={Peer Volunteers Improve Long-Term Maintenance of Physical Activity With Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial.},
  author={Matthew P. Buman and Peter Giacobbi and Joseph M. Dzierzewski and Adrienne Aiken Morgan and Christina S McCrae and Beverly L Roberts and Michael Marsiske},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  year={2011},
  volume={8 s2},
  pages={S257-S266}
}
BACKGROUND Using peer volunteers as delivery agents may improve translation of evidence-based physical activity promotion programs for older adults. This study examined whether tailored support from older peer volunteers could improve initiation and long-term maintenance of physical activity behavior. METHODS Participants were randomized to 2 16-week, group-based programs: (1) peer-delivered, theory-based support for physical activity behavior change; or (2) an intervention typically… CONTINUE READING

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