Background: Sociocultural shifts have resulted in sedentary, aging population. Type 2 diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions. Older adults with type 2 diabetes generally do not follow an exercise program. Exercise is key therapy for type 2 diabetes. Current heatlh behavior change models lack explanation for behavior maintenance.
Thirteen interviews with older adults with type 2 diabetes who had been successful at maintaining an exercise program for at least six months results in the six-stage theory of progressive self-curing.
University of Minnesota Ph.D. dissertation. November 2009. Major: Nursing. Advisors: Margaret Moss, J.D., Ph.D., Advisor and Jayne Fulkerson, Ph.D. 1 computer file (PDF); xiv, 205 pages.
Weymiller, Audrey Jane.
Progressive self-curing: a grounded theory study of exercise behavior maintenance in older adults with Type 2 diabetes..
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