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

Jennifer 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
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

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

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  • Medicine(all)

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Women bound to be active : One year follow-up to an innovative pilot intervention to increase physical activity and self-worth in women. / Huberty, Jennifer; Vener, Jamie; Schulte, Laura; Roberts, Sara M.; Stevens, Beth; Ransdell, Lynda.

In: Women and Health, Vol. 49, No. 6-7, 09.2009, p. 522-539.

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Huberty, Jennifer ; Vener, Jamie ; Schulte, Laura ; Roberts, Sara M. ; Stevens, Beth ; Ransdell, Lynda. / Women bound to be active : One year follow-up to an innovative pilot intervention to increase physical activity and self-worth in women. In: Women and Health. 2009 ; Vol. 49, No. 6-7. pp. 522-539.
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