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Girls on the Move


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.