Nyman, S.R. and Yardley, L., 2009. Web-site-based tailored advice to promote strength and balance training: An experimental evaluation. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 17 (2), pp. 210-222.
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This study evaluated a Web site providing tailored advice to encourage older people to undertake strength and balance training (SBT). Adults age 60–88 (N = 302) were randomized to read either generic advice or advice tailored to their self-perceived balance problems and activity preferences. Between-groups differences in attitudes toward SBT after reading the advice did not quite reach significance (p = .059), but the tailored group reported higher ratings than the generic group that the advice was personally relevant (p = .017) and that the activities would be good for them (p = .047). Within-groups differences in the tailored group showed that completing an action plan increased confidence in undertaking SBT (p = .006). These findings were supported by a meta-analysis that pooled the effect sizes with those of a previous study. Thus, a tailored Web site might be a cost-effective way of encouraging some older people to undertake SBT.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||falls; Internet; older people; prevention|
|Group:||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Deposited By:||Dr S. R. Nyman|
|Deposited On:||04 Oct 2010 15:21|
|Last Modified:||10 Sep 2014 14:50|
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