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dc.contributor.advisorWhite, Glen W.
dc.contributor.authorNary, Dorothy E.
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-21T15:16:00Z
dc.date.available2011-06-21T15:16:00Z
dc.date.issued2010-12-13
dc.date.submitted2010
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:11217
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/7619
dc.description.abstractA single-subject changing criterion design was used in two studies to empirically assess a home-based exercise treatment package for sedentary participants with severe mobility-related disabilities. The independent variable in both studies included a behavioral contract, education, goal setting, self-monitoring, reinforcement, and contingent attention. Both studies enrolled 2 participants and used seated exercise programs on videotape to deliver the intervention. In study 1, participants incrementally increased their exercise to a mean of three 17-minutes sessions per week over 14 weeks. In study 2, participants increased their weekly exercise to five 20-minutes sessions per week, and five 35-minute sessions per week, respectively, over 16 weeks. The second study also incorporated objective data collected with motion devices to validate participant self-reports of exercise. These findings indicate that a home-based exercise treatment package can assist individuals with severe mobility-related disabilities to increase exercise minutes and sessions, to work toward recommended physical activity goals for all Americans of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days of the week.
dc.format.extent138 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectBehavioral sciences
dc.subjectBehavioral psychology
dc.subjectExercise
dc.subjectHome-based intervention
dc.subjectMobility-related disabilities
dc.subjectPeople with disabilities
dc.subjectSingle subject design
dc.titleAn Empirical Assessment of a Home-Based Exercise Treatment Package for People with Severe Mobility-Related Disabilities Using a Changing Criterion Design: Two Studies
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberAltus, Deborah
dc.contributor.cmtememberFawcett, Stephen B.
dc.contributor.cmtememberPeterson, Jean
dc.contributor.cmtememberWatson-Thompson, Jomella
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineApplied Behavioral Science
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
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