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Health First-Study 2

2014-07-23 21:46:25 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The current study was designed to investigate the influence of choice of exercise program on exercise adherence. The two exercise programs included 1) traditional exercise at a fitness centre or 2) lifestyle exercise-walking using a pedometer to track steps. Biological and psychological indicators were examined to investigate the effect of choice in a sample of sedentary adults.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Exercise Adherence

Intervention

choice of exercise program

Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton
Alberta
Canada
T6G 2H9

Status

Completed

Source

University of Alberta, Physical Education

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:46:25-0400

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