Web-based Intervention to Promote Physical Activity by Sedentary Older Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial

  title={Web-based Intervention to Promote Physical Activity by Sedentary Older Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={Cally A Davies and Gang Chen and Sitwat Langrial and Elske Stolte and A Blair Irvine and Vicky A. Gelatt and John R Seeley and Pamela A. Macfarlane and Jeff M Gau},
  booktitle={Journal of medical Internet research},
BACKGROUND Physical activity (PA) for older adults has well-documented physical and cognitive benefits, but most seniors do not meet recommended guidelines for PA, and interventions are lacking. OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the efficacy of a 12-week Internet intervention to help sedentary older adults over 55 years of age adopt and maintain an exercise regimen. METHODS A total of 368 sedentary men and women (M=60.3; SD 4.9) were recruited, screened, and assessed online. They were… CONTINUE READING
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