Effect of a Structured Walking Program on Perceptions of Walking Outcome Expectancy in Midlife Healthy Women, Who Adopt and Maintain Leisure-Time Walking Behavior

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149164
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Presentation
Title:
Effect of a Structured Walking Program on Perceptions of Walking Outcome Expectancy in Midlife Healthy Women, Who Adopt and Maintain Leisure-Time Walking Behavior
Abstract:
Effect of a Structured Walking Program on Perceptions of Walking Outcome Expectancy in Midlife Healthy Women, Who Adopt and Maintain Leisure-Time Walking Behavior
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Aurilio, Louise A., PhD, RNC, CNA
P.I. Institution Name:Youngstown State University
Title:Assistant Professor
This study used a self-efficacy based intervention that tested the effect of a leisure-time walking (LTW) program on walking outcome expectancy perceptions in healthy midlife women, between the ages of 30-50, who adopted and maintained short-term LTW behavior. The sample consisted of healthy mid-life women (31) adopters , and (19) maintainers, who participated in a leisure-time walking intervention study. Instruments used in this study included the following: (1) Walking outcomes Expectancy Scale (WOES) and (2) the Center for Research in Chronic Disorders (CRCD) Sociodemographic Profile. Comparison of the scores for walking outcome expectancy perceptions at baseline (time 1), post-intervention (time 2) and eight-week post-intervention (time 3) were conducted for women, who adopted and women, who maintained LTW behavior. Friedman tests resulted in significant differences in walking outcome expectancy between the three time periods for adopters. There were statistically significant differences in scores between baseline and post-intervention as well as increases in mean rank scores for eight-week post-intervention. This suggests that walking outcome expectancy scores improved for women who adopted LTW. When comparing walking outcome expectancy scores for women classified as maintainers of LTW, a significant difference was found. Women who maintained leisure-time walking showed significant improvement in walking outcome expectancy scores over time. Wilcoxin tests showed that while scores improved over time, the only statistically significant finding was between post-intervention and eight week post-intervention. There were no statistically significant Wilcoxin test findings between baseline and post-intervention, even though mean ranks showed an increase between time 1 and 2 for women who maintained leisure-time walking behavior.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffect of a Structured Walking Program on Perceptions of Walking Outcome Expectancy in Midlife Healthy Women, Who Adopt and Maintain Leisure-Time Walking Behavioren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149164-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effect of a Structured Walking Program on Perceptions of Walking Outcome Expectancy in Midlife Healthy Women, Who Adopt and Maintain Leisure-Time Walking Behavior</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Aurilio, Louise A., PhD, RNC, CNA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Youngstown State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">laurilio@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This study used a self-efficacy based intervention that tested the effect of a leisure-time walking (LTW) program on walking outcome expectancy perceptions in healthy midlife women, between the ages of 30-50, who adopted and maintained short-term LTW behavior. The sample consisted of healthy mid-life women (31) adopters , and (19) maintainers, who participated in a leisure-time walking intervention study. Instruments used in this study included the following: (1) Walking outcomes Expectancy Scale (WOES) and (2) the Center for Research in Chronic Disorders (CRCD) Sociodemographic Profile. Comparison of the scores for walking outcome expectancy perceptions at baseline (time 1), post-intervention (time 2) and eight-week post-intervention (time 3) were conducted for women, who adopted and women, who maintained LTW behavior. Friedman tests resulted in significant differences in walking outcome expectancy between the three time periods for adopters. There were statistically significant differences in scores between baseline and post-intervention as well as increases in mean rank scores for eight-week post-intervention. This suggests that walking outcome expectancy scores improved for women who adopted LTW. When comparing walking outcome expectancy scores for women classified as maintainers of LTW, a significant difference was found. Women who maintained leisure-time walking showed significant improvement in walking outcome expectancy scores over time. Wilcoxin tests showed that while scores improved over time, the only statistically significant finding was between post-intervention and eight week post-intervention. There were no statistically significant Wilcoxin test findings between baseline and post-intervention, even though mean ranks showed an increase between time 1 and 2 for women who maintained leisure-time walking behavior.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:57:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:57:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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