Girls on the Move is a computer-based interactive physical activity program used in school-based clinics as a counseling tool about exercise among adolescent girls.
Aim 1. Develop a computer-based, tailored exercise promotion program for adolescent girls based on an existing model of a software system that corresponds to the core concepts of the transtheoretical model of change.
Aim 2. Implement in two middle school health clinics the multi-session exercise promotion intervention that will consist of access to the tailored software and the support of a nurse practitioner among adolescent girls who elected to participate.
Aim 3. Evaluate the intervention program by conducting a randomized trial to assess selected effectiveness outcomes.
Seventy-seven racially diverse sedentary girls from two middle schools in Michigan.