Date of Publication

2-2-2009

Abstract

Introduction: associated health complications have increased steadily across the United States. As a result, physical activity considerations have become a more significant focus of healthcare providers and government agencies. Recent studies suggest that social support network approaches, such as the "buddy-system," improve participant adherence to physical activity regimens. To improve physical activity frequency and adherence, we implemented a buddy system approach with participants involved in a community outreach organization.

Advisor(s)

Hal Colston, NeighborKeepers

Karin Brenin, NeighborKeepers

Karen Richardson-Nassif, PhD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Agency

NeighborKeepers

Subjects

Educational and Community-Based Programs, Health Communication and Health Information Technology, Nutrition and Weight Status, Physical Activity

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