Goal-Setting Behavior for Physical Activity in Adults With Diabetes: A Pilot Project

Hanh Nguyen-Vaselaar, Joan M. Lappe

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Abstract

In this pilot project, patient-selected SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals were used a to increase self-reported physical activity and decrease hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) in patients with type II diabetes (T2DM). We assessed pre- and postintervention physical activity levels and HbA1C at the follow-up visits spaced 3–4 months apart. In this 23-participant study, patients showed a statistically significant improvement in physical activity when SMART goals were met and a statistically significant decrease in HbA1C with increased physical activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1281-1284
Number of pages4
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume17
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2021

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