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The effectiveness of a brief intervention using a pedometer and step-recording diary in promoting physical activity in people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance

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Abstract


  • Issue addressed: To evaluate the effectiveness of a brief intervention using a pedometer and step-recording

    diary on promoting physical activity in people with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT).

    Methods: People with type 2 diabetes or IGT who attended the Illawarra Diabetes Service were invited to

    participate. Participants in the intervention group received a pedometer and a diary to record their daily steps

    for a two-week period. Both the intervention and comparison group received advice on physical activity.

    Physical activity levels were measured using the Active Australia Survey at baseline, and at two and 20 weeks.

    Results: A total of 226 participants were recruited. At two-week follow-up the mean self-reported minutes

    of walking was significantly higher in the intervention group than the comparison group (223 minutes versus

    164 minutes; p=0.01), as was the percentage of intervention participants achieving recommended levels

    of moderate-intensity physical activity (63.5% versus 41.8%, p=0.02) and the percentage of intervention

    participants achieving adequate levels of total physical activity (68.9% versus 48.0%, p=0.04). There were no

    differences between study groups for any physical activity measure at 20-week follow-up.

    Conclusions: A pedometer and a step-recording diary were useful tools to promote short-term increase in

    physical activity in people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or IGT. Future studies need to examine whether

    a longer intervention, individualised physical activity counselling and support for achieving step goals could

    result in increasing physical activity over the long term.

UOW Authors


  •   Furber, Susan E. (external author)
  •   Monger, Claire (external author)
  •   Franco, Lisa (external author)
  •   Mayne, Darren
  •   Jones, Lauren A. (external author)
  •   Laws, Rachel A. (external author)
  •   Waters, Louise (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Furber, S., Monger, C., Franco, L., Mayne, D., Jones, L. A., Laws, R. & Waters, L. (2008). The effectiveness of a brief intervention using a pedometer and step-recording diary in promoting physical activity in people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 19 (3), 189-195.

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  • 2-s2.0-57749096898

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1379&context=ihmri

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ihmri/362

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 189

End Page


  • 195

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Issue addressed: To evaluate the effectiveness of a brief intervention using a pedometer and step-recording

    diary on promoting physical activity in people with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT).

    Methods: People with type 2 diabetes or IGT who attended the Illawarra Diabetes Service were invited to

    participate. Participants in the intervention group received a pedometer and a diary to record their daily steps

    for a two-week period. Both the intervention and comparison group received advice on physical activity.

    Physical activity levels were measured using the Active Australia Survey at baseline, and at two and 20 weeks.

    Results: A total of 226 participants were recruited. At two-week follow-up the mean self-reported minutes

    of walking was significantly higher in the intervention group than the comparison group (223 minutes versus

    164 minutes; p=0.01), as was the percentage of intervention participants achieving recommended levels

    of moderate-intensity physical activity (63.5% versus 41.8%, p=0.02) and the percentage of intervention

    participants achieving adequate levels of total physical activity (68.9% versus 48.0%, p=0.04). There were no

    differences between study groups for any physical activity measure at 20-week follow-up.

    Conclusions: A pedometer and a step-recording diary were useful tools to promote short-term increase in

    physical activity in people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or IGT. Future studies need to examine whether

    a longer intervention, individualised physical activity counselling and support for achieving step goals could

    result in increasing physical activity over the long term.

UOW Authors


  •   Furber, Susan E. (external author)
  •   Monger, Claire (external author)
  •   Franco, Lisa (external author)
  •   Mayne, Darren
  •   Jones, Lauren A. (external author)
  •   Laws, Rachel A. (external author)
  •   Waters, Louise (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Furber, S., Monger, C., Franco, L., Mayne, D., Jones, L. A., Laws, R. & Waters, L. (2008). The effectiveness of a brief intervention using a pedometer and step-recording diary in promoting physical activity in people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 19 (3), 189-195.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-57749096898

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1379&context=ihmri

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ihmri/362

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 189

End Page


  • 195

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Australia