Women bound to be active: One year follow-up to an innovative pilot intervention to increase physical activity and self-worth in women

Jennifer L. Huberty, Jamie Vener, Laura Schulte, Sara M. Roberts, Beth Stevens, Lynda Ransdell

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Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to assess the effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention (a women's book club; Women Bound to be Active) in promoting long-term physical activity. Thirty-five women (26-70 years; mean age 50.6 years) completed the 8-month intervention and participated in the one-year follow-up. At follow-up, physical activity returned to baseline levels; however, self-worth and body mass index significantly improved. Women were more knowledgeable about physical activity at follow-up; however, they failed to maintain physical activity after the intervention. Components of the intervention were effective in improving self-worth and lowering BMI at one-year follow-up. To enhance long-term physical activity adherence, continued research and intervention modifications are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)522-539
Number of pages18
JournalWomen and Health
Volume49
Issue number6-7
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

Keywords

  • Adherence
  • Adult
  • Exercise
  • Female
  • Groupbased
  • Health
  • Social support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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