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 L. 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

Keywords

  • Adherence
  • Exercise
  • Female
  • Self-esteem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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