Women bound to be active

A pilot study to explore the feasibility of an intervention to increase physical activity and self-worth in women

Jennifer Huberty, Jamie Vener, Cara Sidman, Jessica Meendering, Bryan Blissmer, Laura Schulte, Judith A. Flohr, Lynda B. Ransdell

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Abstract

Increasing physical activity (PA) has become a national health objective due to its associated health benefits, but low participation rates. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of an 8-month (September 2006-April 2007) PA book club (Women Bound to Be Active-WBA) in increasing PA and self-worth (SW) among women. Fifty-six adult women participated in an 8-month intervention consisting of weekly meetings designed to improve PA knowledge, awareness, confidence, and SW. Results indicated a significant increase in PA and SW. The WBA program represents a creative theory-based approach to empowering women to be more active.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-101
Number of pages19
JournalWomen and Health
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Adherence
  • Exercise
  • Female
  • Self-esteem

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Women bound to be active : A pilot study to explore the feasibility of an intervention to increase physical activity and self-worth in women. / Huberty, Jennifer; Vener, Jamie; Sidman, Cara; Meendering, Jessica; Blissmer, Bryan; Schulte, Laura; Flohr, Judith A.; Ransdell, Lynda B.

In: Women and Health, Vol. 48, No. 1, 07.2008, p. 83-101.

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Huberty, Jennifer ; Vener, Jamie ; Sidman, Cara ; Meendering, Jessica ; Blissmer, Bryan ; Schulte, Laura ; Flohr, Judith A. ; Ransdell, Lynda B. / Women bound to be active : A pilot study to explore the feasibility of an intervention to increase physical activity and self-worth in women. In: Women and Health. 2008 ; Vol. 48, No. 1. pp. 83-101.
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