A tailored program for the promotion of physical exercise among Korean adults with chronic diseases

Appl Nurs Res. 2006 May;19(2):88-94. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2005.01.004.


This study evaluated the effect of a tailored stage-matched intervention designed to increase exercise among Korean adults with chronic diseases. A physician and a nurse collaborated to deliver the intervention to 21 patients; the control group (CG) consisted of 20 patients. A nonequivalent CG pretest-posttest design was used. On follow-up, commitment to a plan for exercise was significantly greater in the intervention group (IG) than in the CG. Furthermore, the proportion of the IG in the active stage was significantly increased compared to that of the CG. The results suggest the potential of a stage-matched intervention program for increasing commitment to physical activity and for promoting progress through stages of exercise among patients with chronic diseases in a physician-based Korean clinic.

Publication types

  • Controlled Clinical Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chronic Disease / nursing*
  • Chronic Disease / psychology
  • Exercise Therapy / education*
  • Exercise Therapy / organization & administration
  • Family Practice / organization & administration
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Korea
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Motivation
  • Needs Assessment
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Patient Care Planning / organization & administration*
  • Patient Compliance / psychology
  • Patient Education as Topic / organization & administration*
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Self Efficacy
  • Surveys and Questionnaires