A Behavioral Intervention to Increase Exercise Among Nursing Home Residents
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.
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Perkins, Kenneth A.; Rapp, Stephen R.; Carlson, Charles R.; and Wallace, Clinton E., "A Behavioral Intervention to Increase Exercise Among Nursing Home Residents" (1986). CRVAW Faculty Journal Articles. 160.