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A pilot study of the application of the transtheoretical model during strength training in older women

Journal of Women & Aging 23(1): 58-76

A pilot study of the application of the transtheoretical model during strength training in older women

A Transtheoretical Model (TTM) goal-setting tool was used during strength training in women. Volunteers (mean age = 69, N = 27) were assigned to a strength training only or strength training/behavior change 12-week intervention. A pre/posttest, quasiexperimental design assessed TTM constructs, Health-Related Quality of Life, and functional fitness measurements. Multiple ANCOVAs revealed significant differences between groups on lower body strength (p = .001), upper body flexibility (p = .002), Decisional Balance (p = .024,) and Stage of Change for Exercise (p = .010). Stage of change progression may be enhanced using a goal-setting tool during strength training in older women.

Accession: 051211564

PMID: 21271444

DOI: 10.1080/08952841.2011.540487

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