Feasibility and Acceptability of Stepping Exercise for Cardiovascular Fitness in Women
Applied Nursing Research
Nurses conducting clinical research often test the feasibility and acceptability of interventions before using them in large-scale experimental studies. This article specifically reviews stepping exercise as an intervention with women. In a literature review, three stepping modes (steptreadmill, bench/step, and stepper) were compared, with the steptreadmill being identified as the most advantageous for use in experimental research. An exemplar was constructed to illustrate feasibility and acceptability of steptreadmill exercise (motorized stair climbing) in 11 women with hypertension. Steptreadmill exercise is feasible and acceptable and shows promise for use in experimental studies where strict control over the exercise performed is required.
Stepping exercise, steptreadmill, cardiovascular fitness, women
Fish, A. F.; Christman, Sharon K.; Frid, D. J.; Smith, B. A.; and Bryant, C. X., "Feasibility and Acceptability of Stepping Exercise for Cardiovascular Fitness in Women" (2009). Nursing Faculty Publications. 8.