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

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Title:
Effect of a Structured Walking Program on Perceptions of Walking Self-Efficacy in Midlife Healthy Women Who Adopt and Maintain Leisure-Time Walking Behavior
Abstract:
Effect of a Structured Walking Program on Perceptions of Walking Self-Efficacy 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 theory based intervention that tested the effect of a leisure-time walking program on walking self-efficacy perceptions. in healthy midlife women between the ages of 30 and 50, who adopted and maintained short-term leisure-time walking 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 Self-efficacy Scale (WSES)) and (2) the Center for Research in Chronic Disorders (CRCD) Sociodemographic Profile. Comparison of the scores for walking self-efficacy perceptions at baseline, post intervention and eight weeks post intervention were conducted for women who adopted and women who maintained leisure-time walking behavior. Friedman tests resulted in no significant differences in walking self-efficacy scores for adopters for any of the three time periods. However mean scores were higher at post-intervention (time 2)) and eight weeks post- intervention (time 3) than at baseline. Walking Self-efficacy scores did not show improvement over time for women who adopted leisure-time walking. When comparing walking self-efficacy scores for women who were classified , as maintainers of leisure-time walking, a significant difference was found. Women who maintained leisure-time walking showed significant improvement in walking self-efficacy scores over time. Wilcoxan tests showed that while scores improved over time, the only statistically significant finding was between baseline and post-intervention. There were no statistically significant Wilcoxin test findings between post-intervention and eight -week post ûintervention even though mean ranks showed an increase in scores for women who maintained leisure-time walking. This study was partially supported with funding from Delta Omega Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau
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 Self-Efficacy in Midlife Healthy Women Who Adopt and Maintain Leisure-Time Walking Behavioren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153850-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effect of a Structured Walking Program on Perceptions of Walking Self-Efficacy 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 theory based intervention that tested the effect of a leisure-time walking program on walking self-efficacy perceptions. in healthy midlife women between the ages of 30 and 50, who adopted and maintained short-term leisure-time walking 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 Self-efficacy Scale (WSES)) and (2) the Center for Research in Chronic Disorders (CRCD) Sociodemographic Profile. Comparison of the scores for walking self-efficacy perceptions at baseline, post intervention and eight weeks post intervention were conducted for women who adopted and women who maintained leisure-time walking behavior. Friedman tests resulted in no significant differences in walking self-efficacy scores for adopters for any of the three time periods. However mean scores were higher at post-intervention (time 2)) and eight weeks post- intervention (time 3) than at baseline. Walking Self-efficacy scores did not show improvement over time for women who adopted leisure-time walking. When comparing walking self-efficacy scores for women who were classified , as maintainers of leisure-time walking, a significant difference was found. Women who maintained leisure-time walking showed significant improvement in walking self-efficacy scores over time. Wilcoxan tests showed that while scores improved over time, the only statistically significant finding was between baseline and post-intervention. There were no statistically significant Wilcoxin test findings between post-intervention and eight -week post &ucirc;intervention even though mean ranks showed an increase in scores for women who maintained leisure-time walking. This study was partially supported with funding from Delta Omega Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:33:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:33:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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