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The purpose of this interview study is to learn why adults would join a walking program. This study involves interviews with persons who are 65 years of age or older. The interview takes approximately 25 minutes. A total of 132 people will be enrolled. This study will examine the utility or value of various potential features of an incentive-based walking program. These data will enable us to monitor and improve upon enrollment of incentive-based walking programs.
Willingness to Participate [ Time Frame: Participation in the study will include only one interview, lasting approximately 25 minutes. Willingness to participate will be assessed during this first and only interview with the participant. ]
The goal of this pilot project is to examine why adults would join an incentive-based walking program. Our focus is willingness to participate. Willingness to participate is measured on a 7 point ordinal scale.
Secondary Outcome Measures :
Self explicated conjoint task [ Time Frame: Participation in the study will include only one interview, lasting approximately 25 minutes. The self explicated conjoint task will be assessed during this first and only interview with the participant. ]
This study will examine the utility or value of various potential features of an incentive-based walking program. These data will enable us to monitor and improve upon enrollment of incentive-based walking programs.
How important is this feature? How desirable is this feature?
Importance: 7 point ordered scale from "extremely" to "not at all" Desirability: 7 point from "very desirable" to "very undesirable"
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Ages Eligible for Study:
65 Years and older (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Adults ages 65 and older who are generally in good health and are not enrolled in daily walking exercise programs, and are able to provide their own verbal informed consent.
age 65 or older
self rated health at least good on a scale of poor, fair, good, very good, excellent
self reports no physical reason not to exercise or health condition that would interfere with being active
self reports able to walk at least 2 blocks without assistance or stopping not participating in a daily walking exercise program