The authors studied the effectiveness of community-wide health education on physical activity knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and behavior.
Random samples of residents aged 18-74 years who lived in four central California cities (baseline, n=1,056 men and 1,183 women) were evaluated in 1979-1980 and approximately every 2 years thereafter to obtain four independent samples.
Moreover, every subject in the initial independent samples was asked to retum for follow-up every 2 years thereafter ; subjects who completed all four examinations constituted the cohort sample (n=408 men and 499 women).
Two medium-sized cities recelved health education and two similarly sized cities served as controls.
Results indicated little consistent evidence of a treatment effect on physical activity knowledge, attitudes, or self-efficacy in either men or women.
Among physical activity measures, there was an indication of a positive treatment effect for men in the independent samples for estimated daily energy expenditure and percent participation in vigorous activities (p<0.01), and for women in the independent (p=0.014) and cohort (p<0.01) samples for engagement in the number of moderate activities. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Education sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Mode de vie, Exercice physique, Fitness, Connaissance, Attitude, Efficacité personnelle, Comportement, Homme, Appareil circulatoire, Evaluation, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Sanitary program, Life habit, Physical exercise, Fitness, Knowledge, Attitude, Self efficacy, Behavior, Human, Circulatory system, Evaluation, California, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 96-0393662
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 10/04/1997.