Adherence is defined as the psychological drive that gives behavior direction and purpose.
More than _____% of people who start a new program will drop out within the first six months.
Which of the following is NOT one of the three primary categories of potential determinants for physical activity?
General trends reveal that members of which of the following populations are MOST likely to be performing higher levels of physical activity in unsupervised settings?
Those with fewer years of education
Those in a lower socioeconomic bracket
What is arguably the most important and influential personal attribute variable when predicting adherence to physical activity?
Cardiovascular disease status
Social support network
_______________ is the most common excuse for not exercising and for dropping out of an exercise program.
Perceived lack of time
Lack of access to facilities
Lack of social support
Lack of improvement
Which of the following individuals is MOST likely to adhere to a supervised physical activity program?
A highly motivator beginner who elects to begin a vigorous-intensity exercise program
An individual who perceives his health to be poor and had been encouraged by his doctor to exercise
An obese man who is motivated by a fear of adverse health conditions that are common in his family
A middle-aged man who has prehypertension but believes he has personal control over his health
Which of the following terms is defined as the belief in one’s own capabilities to successfully engage in a behavior?
Locus of control
When developing SMART goals, which of the following types of goals should be AVOIDED?
What is the MOST important tool when dealing with a client who is at risk for relapse?
Enhancing the client’s assertiveness
Developing a system of social support
Planning ahead and being prepared
Signing behavioral contracts
Long term program adherence is dependent on the clients ability to provide his or her own________.
The dropout rate in vigorous intensity exercise programs is almost the SAME as in moderate intensity activity programs.
People with chronic disease should not exercise.
What is the most important factor in starting an exercise programme ?