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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157244
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Predictors of Physical Activity Adherence in New and Maintenance Exercisers
Abstract:
Predictors of Physical Activity Adherence in New and Maintenance Exercisers
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:McElwain, Catherine J., MSN, FNP, PhD(c)
P.I. Institution Name:University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing
Title:Doctoral Candidate
Contact Address:9951 Winona St, Westminster, CO, 80031, USA
Contact Telephone:303-430-4054
Purpose:  The purpose of this research is to develop evidence regarding the relative importance of goal-setting, use of a physical activity log, social support, employer support, and self-efficacy on physical activity adherence among two groups maintaining physical activity for differing lengths of time.  The central hypothesis is that these five variables predict initiation of physical activity, and that these same variables are important in long-term maintenance of high levels of physical activity.  It is also hypothesized that some variables will be more important at initiation of physical activity, and others will be more important during maintenance. The proposed research answers key questions about the relative importance of predictors from the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) (Prochaska & DiClemente, 1984), the Wellness Motivation Theory (Fleury, 1996; 1991), and the Health Promotion Model (Pender, 1996), which have not been combined in the existing literature involving physical activity. Background:  Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle.  However, in the, more than sixty percent of adults do not meet the minimum recommendations for physical activity (CDC, 2005; USDHHS, 1996).  Twenty-five percent of adults report engaging in no activity whatsoever (CDC; USDHHS).  In the, obesity has doubled in the past 20 years (Abid, et al., 2005). Diseases such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes are not only major issues for quality of life among Americans, they are also very costly to both the individual and society (Lowensteyn, 2000).  Regular physical activity therefore is an important goal of Healthy People 2010 (USDHHS, 2000).  Methods to evaluate initiation and attainment of these physical activity goals are imperative.  For these reasons, additional research regarding physical activity adherence is beneficial in learning ways to predict adherence and to motivate persons towards healthy lifestyles.  In better understanding the predictors of physical activity adherence and the relationships between them, it becomes possible to more effectively counsel patients and increase success rates of adherence to physical activity. Methods:  A descriptive-correlational, cross-sectional design will be employed for this study using multiple regression to test a model of physical activity adherence.  The source of the data will be surveys targeting a triathlete population that adheres to physical activity.  Participants will be asked to complete a survey about their physical activity and theory-based potential predictors of physical activity initiation and maintenance.  The variables intended for study include goal-setting, use of a training log, social support, employer support, and self-efficacy.  These variables will be evaluated in terms of their relative effects on physical activity adherence. Implications: Completion of the proposed research will advance the knowledge base regarding physical activity adherence.  This study will contribute to a beginning integration of existing empirically based predictors of physical activity into a more specific model of physical activity adherence for use in nursing.  Development of targeted interventions utilizing this newly gained knowledge to encourage patients? adherence to physical activity programs over time can subsequently be initiated.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePredictors of Physical Activity Adherence in New and Maintenance Exercisersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157244-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Predictors of Physical Activity Adherence in New and Maintenance Exercisers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McElwain, Catherine J., MSN, FNP, PhD(c)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Candidate</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">9951 Winona St, Westminster, CO, 80031, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">303-430-4054</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Cathy.McElwain@ucdenver.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose:&nbsp; The purpose of this research is to develop evidence regarding the relative importance of goal-setting, use of a physical activity log, social support, employer support, and self-efficacy on physical activity adherence among two groups maintaining physical activity for differing lengths of time.&nbsp; The central hypothesis is that these five variables predict initiation of physical activity, and that these same variables are important in long-term maintenance of high levels of physical activity.&nbsp; It is also hypothesized that some variables will be more important at initiation of physical activity, and others will be more important during maintenance. The proposed research answers key questions about the relative importance of predictors from the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) (Prochaska &amp; DiClemente, 1984), the Wellness Motivation Theory (Fleury, 1996; 1991), and the Health Promotion Model (Pender, 1996), which have not been combined in the existing literature involving physical activity.&nbsp;Background: &nbsp;Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle.&nbsp; However, in the, more than sixty percent of adults do not meet the minimum recommendations for physical activity (CDC, 2005; USDHHS, 1996).&nbsp; Twenty-five percent of adults report engaging in no activity whatsoever (CDC; USDHHS).&nbsp; In the, obesity has doubled in the past 20 years (Abid, et al., 2005).&nbsp;Diseases such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes are not only major issues for quality of life among Americans, they are also very costly to both the individual and society (Lowensteyn, 2000).&nbsp; Regular physical activity therefore is an important goal of Healthy People 2010 (USDHHS, 2000).&nbsp; Methods to evaluate initiation and attainment of these physical activity goals are imperative.&nbsp; For these reasons, additional research regarding physical activity adherence is beneficial in learning ways to predict adherence and to motivate persons towards healthy lifestyles.&nbsp; In better understanding the predictors of physical activity adherence and the relationships between them, it becomes possible to more effectively counsel patients and increase success rates of adherence to physical activity. Methods:&nbsp; A descriptive-correlational, cross-sectional design will be employed for this study using multiple regression to test a model of physical activity adherence.&nbsp; The source of the data will be surveys targeting a triathlete population that adheres to physical activity.&nbsp; Participants will be asked to complete a survey about their physical activity and theory-based potential predictors of physical activity initiation and maintenance.&nbsp; The variables intended for study include goal-setting, use of a training log, social support, employer support, and self-efficacy.&nbsp; These variables will be evaluated in terms of their relative effects on physical activity adherence.&nbsp;Implications: Completion of the proposed research will advance the knowledge base regarding physical activity adherence.&nbsp; This study will contribute to a beginning integration of existing empirically based predictors of physical activity into a more specific model of physical activity adherence for use in nursing.&nbsp; Development of targeted interventions utilizing this newly gained knowledge to encourage patients? adherence to physical activity programs over time can subsequently be initiated.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:41:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:41:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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