Brief Report

Active Ingredients for Adherence to a Tracker-Based Physical Activity Intervention in Older Adults

Maria C. Swartz, Zakkoyya H. Lewis, Michael D. Swartz, Eloisa Martinez, Elizabeth Lyons

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Abstract

Objectives: To identify factors associated with weekly adherence to a 12-week tracker-based activity intervention in older adults. Method: Using generalized linear mixed models in a secondary analysis (N = 35), we examined factors associated with weekly adherence (defined as wore the Jawbone Up24 tracker for ≥5 days and completed weekly calls). Factors examined included individual characteristics, gave and received virtual support, achieved step goals, barrier and task self-efficacy, and self-comment. Results: Participants’ (Mage = 61.7, SDage = 5.7) adherence changed from 86% (Week 1) to 74% (Week 12). Achieved the previous week’s goal (β = 1.13, p =.01) and received virtual support (β = 0.01, p =.02) significantly increased the odds of weekly adherence. Discussion: Achieved step goals and received virtual support were associated with improved adherence to our tracker-based activity intervention, which has promising potential to be translated into the clinical setting to promote active lifestyles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1023-1034
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Applied Gerontology
Volume38
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

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Self Efficacy
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Keywords

  • activity tracker
  • adherence
  • health promotion
  • physical activity
  • successful aging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Brief Report : Active Ingredients for Adherence to a Tracker-Based Physical Activity Intervention in Older Adults. / Swartz, Maria C.; Lewis, Zakkoyya H.; Swartz, Michael D.; Martinez, Eloisa; Lyons, Elizabeth.

In: Journal of Applied Gerontology, Vol. 38, No. 7, 01.07.2019, p. 1023-1034.

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Swartz, Maria C. ; Lewis, Zakkoyya H. ; Swartz, Michael D. ; Martinez, Eloisa ; Lyons, Elizabeth. / Brief Report : Active Ingredients for Adherence to a Tracker-Based Physical Activity Intervention in Older Adults. In: Journal of Applied Gerontology. 2019 ; Vol. 38, No. 7. pp. 1023-1034.
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