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24-MONTH RESULTS FROM ACT - A MULTI-CENTER BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION DELIVERED IN PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS' OFFICES

Dunn, A. L.; Blair, S. N. FACSM; Rejeski, J. W.; Simons-Morton, D.

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Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: May 1999 - Volume 31 - Issue 5 - p S398
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The purpose of this symposium will be to discuss the 24-month primary and secondary outcomes from the Activity Counseling Trial (ACT). ACT is a multi-center randomized clinical trial conducted at 3 sites in Tennessee, Texas, and California. In this study, 874 sedentary men and women between the ages of 35 to 70 were randomized into one of three 2-year interventions. Interventions were based on Social Cognitive Theory and the Transtheoretical model and varied in a hierarchical fashion by level of counseling intensity and resources. Primary outcome measures for the study were physical activity and maximal oxygen uptake. Secondary outcome measures include blood pressure, cholesterol, percent body fat, body mass index, and psychosocial measures. Steven N. Blair will discuss the design and statistical analyses of the study. Andrea L. Dunn will describe the intervention methods. Jack Rejeski and Denise Simons-Morton will discuss the psychosocial results and the main findings, respectively.

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American College of Sports Medicine; 46th Annual Meeting; Washington State; Convention & Trade Center; June 2-5, 1999

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H-5 MINI-SYMPOSIUM 24-MONTH RESULTS FROM THE ACTIVITY COUNSELING TRIAL (ACT) - A MULTI-CENTER BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION DELIVERED IN

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