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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166110
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Maintenance Of Regular Physical Activity In Working Women
Author(s):
Speck, Barbara
Author Details:
Barbara Speck, PhD, University of Louisville School of Nursing, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, email: bjspec01@gwise.louisville.edu
Abstract:
The purpose of this longitudinal, correlational and descriptive study was to gain a better understanding of the factors associated with maintenance of regular physical activity in working women. The conceptual framework developed for this study included these variables: Psychological (self-efficacy, outcome expectation, value expectancy), Social Environmental (barriers, friend/family support, marital status, number of children at home, socioeconomic status), Physiologic (body mass index, percent body fat, blood pressure, age), and History of Physical Activity (type of physical activity, current level, length of current level, past experience). The outcome was maintenance of regular physical activity measured as both a continuous and a categorical variable. Data were collected at Time 1 and six months later; during the intervening six months subjects recorded their daily physical activity on calendar pages. Research questions identified predictors of maintenance of regular physical activity, and compared those who maintained regular physical activity, those who were irregular maintainers, and those who quit regular physical activity during the 6 months. The sample consisted of 122 working women. After six months there were 67 maintainers, 37 irregular maintainers, and 18 quitters. Significant differences between groups were identified in four antecedent (Time 1) variables: age (p= .0057), self-efficacy (p= .0005), length of time of current physical activity (p= .0024), and number of times started and stopped a formal program of physical activity (p= .0249). There were no significant differences between the groups in change in outcome expectation (p= .730) or value expectancy (p= .879). Five antecedent variables predicted maintenance (F=8.28, df=5.94, p=.0001), age, self-efficacy, friend support, family support, and number of times started and stopped an informal program of physical activity (R2 = .305). A prediction model with change variables included was significant (F=5.84, df=8, 88, p=.0001, R2 = .347). The model included the five antecedent variables as well as change in self-efficacy, change in friend support, and change in body mass index. A logistic regression model with the following antecedent variables and odds ratios (OR) predicted maintenance: age (OR = 2.11), self-efficacy (OR 4.22), educational level (OR 1.93), friend support (OR 1.28), and number of times started and stopped a formal (OR=0.50) and informal (OR=0.43) program of regular physical activity.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMaintenance Of Regular Physical Activity In Working Womenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSpeck, Barbaraen_US
dc.author.detailsBarbara Speck, PhD, University of Louisville School of Nursing, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, email: bjspec01@gwise.louisville.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166110-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this longitudinal, correlational and descriptive study was to gain a better understanding of the factors associated with maintenance of regular physical activity in working women. The conceptual framework developed for this study included these variables: Psychological (self-efficacy, outcome expectation, value expectancy), Social Environmental (barriers, friend/family support, marital status, number of children at home, socioeconomic status), Physiologic (body mass index, percent body fat, blood pressure, age), and History of Physical Activity (type of physical activity, current level, length of current level, past experience). The outcome was maintenance of regular physical activity measured as both a continuous and a categorical variable. Data were collected at Time 1 and six months later; during the intervening six months subjects recorded their daily physical activity on calendar pages. Research questions identified predictors of maintenance of regular physical activity, and compared those who maintained regular physical activity, those who were irregular maintainers, and those who quit regular physical activity during the 6 months. The sample consisted of 122 working women. After six months there were 67 maintainers, 37 irregular maintainers, and 18 quitters. Significant differences between groups were identified in four antecedent (Time 1) variables: age (p= .0057), self-efficacy (p= .0005), length of time of current physical activity (p= .0024), and number of times started and stopped a formal program of physical activity (p= .0249). There were no significant differences between the groups in change in outcome expectation (p= .730) or value expectancy (p= .879). Five antecedent variables predicted maintenance (F=8.28, df=5.94, p=.0001), age, self-efficacy, friend support, family support, and number of times started and stopped an informal program of physical activity (R2 = .305). A prediction model with change variables included was significant (F=5.84, df=8, 88, p=.0001, R2 = .347). The model included the five antecedent variables as well as change in self-efficacy, change in friend support, and change in body mass index. A logistic regression model with the following antecedent variables and odds ratios (OR) predicted maintenance: age (OR = 2.11), self-efficacy (OR 4.22), educational level (OR 1.93), friend support (OR 1.28), and number of times started and stopped a formal (OR=0.50) and informal (OR=0.43) program of regular physical activity.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:40:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:40:23Z-
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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