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

Juliann Saquib*, Abby C. King, Cynthia M. Castro, Lesley F. Tinker, Stacy Sims, James M. Shikany, Jennifer W. Bea, Andrea Z. Lacroix, Linda Van Horn, Marcia L. Stefanick

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-462
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2 2016

Keywords

  • Go4Life®
  • interactive voice response
  • intervention
  • physical activity
  • women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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