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Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2015, 3(1): 14-22 Back to browse issues page
Promoting Physical Activity in Women Referred to Health Centers Applying the Trans-theoretical Model
Nahid Eskandari, Marzieh Araban *, Amal Saki Malehi
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Background and objective: Despite all its advantages, many people still engage less physical activity in their leisure time. In this context, a theory-based intervention to promote physical activity in women referred to Izeh health centers was designed.
Methods: In a quasi-experimental study, a random sample of 120 women was selected and randomly assigned into experimental and control groups. A valid and reliable questionnaire including data on stages of change, benefits, barriers, self-efficacy and processes of change were used to collect the data. Data were gathered at baseline. educational intervention including lecture and group discussion was implemented for the experimental group. After 3-month follow-up, data were collected again and analyzed via SPSS16 using t test and Chi-square at the level of 0.05 significance.
Results: Although before the intervention, there was no significant association between experimental group and control, after the intervention, stage transition was significant between the two groups (p<0.05). The mean scores of the variables increased: self-efficacy (from 19.38±4.03 to 23.60±2.79), benefits (from 11.95±5.18 to 19.95±6.03), processes of change (from 33±7.57 to 47.23±5.01). This difference was not significant for barriers between two groups (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Implementing interventional programs based on Trans-theoretical Model could improve physical activity behavior.
Paper Type: Research Article.
Keywords: Trans-theoretical Model (TTM), Regular physical activity, Women, Izeh.
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Received: 2014/11/23 | Accepted: 2015/06/3
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Eskandari N, Araban M, Saki Malehi A. Promoting Physical Activity in Women Referred to Health Centers Applying the Trans-theoretical Model. Iran J Health Educ Health Promot. 2015; 3 (1) :14-22
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