Exercise DVD improves exercise expectations in cardiovascular outpatients

Kristin S. Vickers, Mary A. Nies, Ross A. Dierkhising, Simone W. Salandy, Marwan Jumean, Ray W. Squires, Randal J. Thomas, Stephen L. Kopecky

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Objective: To assess impact of exercise education intervention on exercise frequency and attitudes. Methods: Cardiovascular outpatients (N=509) were randomized to receive an education DVD or standard care. Outcome measures (baseline and 6 weeks) assessed exercise frequency and cognitive variables. Results: There was no difference between groups on exercise frequency change from baseline, but DVD group reported greater exercise outcome expectations than control group (P=0.01). There was a greater increase in relapse-prevention behavior in the DVD group, compared to control, for those with low relapse-prevention behavior at baseline (P=0.02). Conclusion: A minimal intervention improves outcome expectations for exercise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-317
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2011


  • DVD
  • Outcome expectations for exercise
  • Physical activity
  • Relapse prevention
  • Video education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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