Preventing Chronic Disease | Text Messaging to Motivate Exercise Among Latino Adults at Risk for Vascular Disease: A Pilot Study, 2013 - CDC

In 2013, we administered a 15-item survey to determine the extent of text message usage among Latino adults in Kansas; for a subset of the survey participants, we also conducted a 6-week pilot trial to determine the effect of text messaging on exercise behaviors. Among the 82 survey participants, 78% had unlimited text messaging. At baseline, all trial participants were at the stage of contemplation; at 6 weeks, one (9%) trial participant remained at the contemplation stage and the other 10 (91%) participants progressed to the action/maintenance/termination stage. Use of text messaging to motivate exercise is feasible and potentially efficacious among Latinos.

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  • Syndication ID: 11944
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  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 10:50 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 01:11 AM


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