A pilot study combining Go4Life® materials with an interactive voice response system to promote physical activity in older women

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  • © 2016 Taylor & Francis. Telephone-based interactive voice response (IVR) systems could be an effective tool for promotion of physical activity among older women. To test IVR feasibility, we enrolled 30 older women in a 10-week physical activity intervention designed around National Institute on Aging (NIA) Go4Life® educational materials with IVR coaching. Participants (mean age = 76 years) significantly increased physical activity by a mean 79 ± 116 (SD) minutes/week (p < .001). Participants reported that the Go4Life® materials, pedometer, and IVR coaching (70% reported easy technology) were useful tools for change. This pilot study demonstrates IVR acceptability as an evidence-based physical activity program for older women.
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  • Saquib J; King AC; Castro CM; Tinker LF; Sims S; Shikany JM; Bea JW; Lacroix AZ; Van Horn L; Stefanick ML
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  • 454
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  • 28
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  • 5