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Novel Approaches to Increasing Stair Use in a University Population


Abstract Research indicates that adults are not acquiring enough physical activity. Increasing the use of stairs is an accessible way to weave high intensity physical activity into the daily routine. The purpose of this study is to test the effect of four environmental changes on ascending stair use in a mixed population of college students, faulty, and staff on a southwest college campus. The study design included a 10-week time series design with alternating baseline and intervention phases, including a directional cue represented by footprints on the ground, a positive prompt, a deterrent prompt and a combination phase. Data was collected with both an in-person tally and a video recording device. The study included 6,140 observations and coded va... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Ford, Marley Rae (Author) / Adams, Marc (Advisor) / Der Ananian, Cheryl (Committee member) / Vaughan, Linda (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences / Behavioral sciences
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 80 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Exercise and Wellness 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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