An extended theory of planned behavior intervention for older adults With Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

White, Katherine M., Terry, Deborah J., Troup, Carolyn, Rempel, Lynn A., Norman, Paul, Mummery, Kerry, Riley, Malcolm, Posner, Natasha, & Kenardy, Justin (2012) An extended theory of planned behavior intervention for older adults With Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 20(3), pp. 281-299.

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Abstract

A randomized controlled trial evaluated the effectiveness of a 4-wk extended theory of planned behavior (TPB) intervention to promote regular physical activity and healthy eating among older adults diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease (N = 183). Participants completed TPB measures of attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control, and intention, as well as planning and behavior, at preintervention and 1 wk and 6 wk postintervention for each behavior. No significant time-by-condition effects emerged for healthy eating. For physical activity, significant time-by-condition effects were found for behavior, intention, planning, perceived behavioral control, and subjective norm. In particular, compared with control participants, the intervention group showed short-term improvements in physical activity and planning, with further analyses indicating that the effect of the intervention on behavior was mediated by planning. The results indicate that TPB-based interventions including planning strategies may encourage physical activity among older people with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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ID Code: 55873
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1063-8652
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Human Kinetics
Deposited On: 19 Dec 2012 00:52
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2013 03:55

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