A pilot test of the usability of a lifestyle instrument based on the Deming approach to management

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dc.contributor.advisor Gobble, David C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Becker, Craig M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:11Z
dc.date.created 1992 en_US
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1992 .B43 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184540
dc.description.abstract This study was designed to determine if the Deming approach to monitoring manufacturing processes could be successfully adapted to monitoring lifestyle processes. This study tested a new self-monitoring instrument that provides quick, accurate, personal feedback. The usability of this new instrument was tested. Validity of the instrument was established through review by experts in appropriate lifestyle management disciplines.The pilot test of this new instrument was done in a program with a convenience sample of 29 people who used the instrument for 28 days. A high percentage of the participants used the instrument and found the instrument to be helpful in developing a healthy lifestyle, although they desired a less cumbersome format. It is recommended that the instrument be adapted for use in lifestyle change programs.
dc.description.sponsorship Institute for Wellness
dc.format.extent v, 74 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Behavior modification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Health behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Health and hygiene. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Food habits. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adjustment (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Total quality management. en_US
dc.title A pilot test of the usability of a lifestyle instrument based on the Deming approach to management en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/845958 en_US


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