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Exercise consultation improves short-term adherence to exercise during phase IV cardiac rehabilitation : a randomized, controlled trial

Hughes, Adrienne R and Gillies, Fiona and Kirk, Alison F and Mutrie, Nanette and Hillis, William S and MacIntyre, Paul D (2002) Exercise consultation improves short-term adherence to exercise during phase IV cardiac rehabilitation : a randomized, controlled trial. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 22 (6). pp. 421-425. ISSN 0883-9212

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Abstract

This randomized-controlled trial demonstrates that an exercise consultation, based on the transtheoretic model of exercise behavior change, significantly improves short-term adherence to exercise.