Applying socioecological model to improve women’s physical activity: A randomized control trial

Tehrani, H. and Majlessi, F. and Shojaeizadeh, D. and Sadeghi, R. and Kabootarkhani, M. H. (2016) Applying socioecological model to improve women’s physical activity: A randomized control trial. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 18 (2).

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Background: A sedentary life without sufficient physical activity is recognized as a risk factor for various diseases, and a major modifiable risk factor for noncommunicable diseases. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of intervention using socioecological model in promoting women’s physical activity in the city of Kerman, Iran. Materials and Methods: In this randomized, double-blinded, controlled study, 360 women were studied at health and medical centers of Kerman. This educational intervention was based on socioecological model and conducted on 4 levels of personal, social, organizational, and political. Data collection tool included a researcher-made questionnaire based on constructs of socioecological model and the international physical activity inventory. Results: The results indicated insignificant differences between the two groups in terms of perceived social, physical, and political support and also with regard to level of physical activity before intervention. However after the intervention and according to independent t test, significant differences were observed between two groups in perceived social, physical, and political support and also level of physical activity (P < 0.001). Furthermore, mean values of the above terms increased in the intervention group. Conclusions: According to the results, interventions based on socioecological model can positively affect women’s physical activity. © 2016, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal.

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Additional Information: Cited By :7 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Shojaeizadeh, D.; Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical SciencesIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health education Health promotion Physical activity Women adult Article attitude to health awareness body mass body weight clinical assessment controlled study double blind procedure female human metabolic equivalent model physical performance physical support questionnaire randomized controlled trial social support socioecological model
Subjects: WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2020 05:12
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2020 05:12

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