CRVAW Faculty Journal Articles

Title

A Behavioral Intervention to Increase Exercise Among Nursing Home Residents

Abstract

A behavioral intervention of goal-setting with feedback and contingent reinforcement was used to increase stationary bike riding in 8 male nursing home residents with multiple major medical and psychiatric disorders. A consistent increase in riding resulted among all participants. For 6 of the 8, levels were maintained after withdrawal of reinforcement. These findings support the effectiveness of behavioral strategies in enhancing health-promoting behaviors of physically disabled, institutionalized individuals.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1986

Notes/Citation Information

This published manuscript, in accordance with publisher copyright rules, is available only by linkage to the journal’s website. That link is http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/26/5/479.full.pdf+html.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1093/geront/26.5.479

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