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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.
Hal Colston, NeighborKeepers
Karin Brenin, NeighborKeepers
Karen Richardson-Nassif, PhD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Educational and Community-Based Programs, Health Communication and Health Information Technology, Nutrition and Weight Status, Physical Activity
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Kraut, Aaron; Reyes, Barron; Mygatt, Catherine; LeClair, Tim; Gillett, Sarah; Wasserman, Molly; Colston, Hal; Brenin, Karin; and Richardson-Nassif, Karen, "Neighborkeepers: Buddies for Better HealthAn Intervention to Improve Physical Activity Habits" (2009). Public Health Projects, 2008-present. 15.