Using goal setting, self-monitoring, and feedback to increase calorie expenditure in obese adults

Authors

  • Jeanne M. Donaldson,

    1. Florida Institute of Technology, FL, USA
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Psychology, University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611-2250, USA.
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  • Matthew P. Normand

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Psychology, University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95211, USA
    • Department of Psychology, University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95211.
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Abstract

Obesity has become a leading cause of health problems in America, many of which can be combated by increasing physical activity. As a result, interventions targeting increased physical activity are greatly needed. In this study, a package intervention consisting of goal setting, self-monitoring, and feedback was evaluated across five participants in a multiple baseline design with a brief reversal for three of the five participants. The intervention package increased calorie expenditure for all five participants. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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