PREFERENCES FOR AN EXERCISE INTERVENTION USING TEXT MESSAGES WITH OLDER VETERANS: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
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  • Neal, Julia
    • Affiliation: School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health Sciences
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  • Mobile phone text messaging intervention programs have been shown to be cost-effective and convenient strategies to teach, support, and improve self-management among the general population. Mobile phone interventions are particularly effective in behavior management and in maintaining medication adherence. This study investigated the appropriateness of a text-messaging library for behavioral change in an exercise intervention for veterans. The purpose of the study was to summarize feedback concerning the current text library from participants, to examine messages for appropriateness, and determine the perceived utility of an exercise intervention delivered via text messages. Results from the current study suggest that a text messaging intervention for elderly veterans for exercise and health management is both desired and perceived as useful for behavior change. Modifications to the texting library should include categories specific to mental health management diabetes and messages focused on exercise encouragement. Implications for rehabilitation counseling research and practice are discussed.
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  • Burker, Eileen
  • Elbogen, Eric
  • Rak, Eniko
  • Chan, Dara
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  • Master of Science
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2016
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