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Disability and Rehabilitation

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Pilot test GoWoman, a small-group weight management intervention for mobility impaired women that was a disability- and gender-responsive adaptation of the Diabetes Prevention Program delivered in the online virtual world of Second Life®. Objectives were to (1) examine pre-/post-intervention differences in weight, waist circumference, diet, physical activity, self-efficacy for diet and physical activity, nutrition knowledge and social support for weight management, (2) determine intervention feasibility (fidelity, attrition, engagement, acceptability).


Nosek, MA, Robinson-Whelen, S, Ledoux, TA, Hughes, RB, O'Connor, DP, Lee, RE, Goe, R, Silveira, SL, Markley, R, Nosek, TM, GoWoman Consortium

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