Text messaging to motivate exercise among latino adults at risk for vascular disease: A pilot study, 2013

Tracie C. Collins, Frank Dong, Elizabeth Ablah, Deborah M Parra-medina, Paula Cupertino, Nicole Rogers, Carolyn R. Ahlers-Schmidt

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number140219
JournalPreventing chronic disease
Volume11
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Text Messaging
Vascular Diseases
Hispanic Americans
Exercise
Maintenance
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy

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Collins, T. C., Dong, F., Ablah, E., Parra-medina, D. M., Cupertino, P., Rogers, N., & Ahlers-Schmidt, C. R. (2014). Text messaging to motivate exercise among latino adults at risk for vascular disease: A pilot study, 2013. Preventing chronic disease, 11(10), [140219]. https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd11.140219

Text messaging to motivate exercise among latino adults at risk for vascular disease : A pilot study, 2013. / Collins, Tracie C.; Dong, Frank; Ablah, Elizabeth; Parra-medina, Deborah M; Cupertino, Paula; Rogers, Nicole; Ahlers-Schmidt, Carolyn R.

In: Preventing chronic disease, Vol. 11, No. 10, 140219, 2014.

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Collins, TC, Dong, F, Ablah, E, Parra-medina, DM, Cupertino, P, Rogers, N & Ahlers-Schmidt, CR 2014, 'Text messaging to motivate exercise among latino adults at risk for vascular disease: A pilot study, 2013', Preventing chronic disease, vol. 11, no. 10, 140219. https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd11.140219
Collins, Tracie C. ; Dong, Frank ; Ablah, Elizabeth ; Parra-medina, Deborah M ; Cupertino, Paula ; Rogers, Nicole ; Ahlers-Schmidt, Carolyn R. / Text messaging to motivate exercise among latino adults at risk for vascular disease : A pilot study, 2013. In: Preventing chronic disease. 2014 ; Vol. 11, No. 10.
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