Title

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

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Behavioral Interventions

Department

Psychology

ISSN

1072-0847

Volume

24

Issue

2

DOI

10.1002/bin.277

First Page

73

Last Page

83

Publication Date

April 2009

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.