Review IDs Determinants of Physical Activity in Women

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Review IDs Determinants of Physical Activity in Women
Review IDs Determinants of Physical Activity in Women

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women, positive and consistent determinants of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) include higher self-efficacy, self-rated health and intentions, and perceived behavioral control, according to a review published online July 28 in Obesity Reviews.

Stephanie A. Prince, Ph.D., from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in Canada, and colleagues searched six databases to identify prospective cohort studies that reported on intrapersonal, social, and/or physical environmental determinants of MVPA in women aged 18 to 65 years. Ninety-seven studies were included in the analysis.

The researchers found that 87 of the studies reported on one or more intrapersonal determinants. Thirty-four of the studies examined factors in the social and physical environments; none of them examined social policy. Higher self-efficacy, self-rated health and intentions, and perceived behavioral control were positive and consistent influencers of being physically active. There was a negative correlation between having children in the household and MVPA.

"Physical activity intervention studies should consider a woman's level of self-efficacy and perceived behavioral control to be physically active," the authors write. "Additional studies are needed on the impact of children in the household, having a spouse/partner, and using group goal setting. More evidence is needed to evaluate the impact of environmental factors."

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease



Sign up for myCME e-newsletters




More in Home

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes found to transmit Zika virus

Periodontal Inflammation a Risk With Tongue Piercing

Periodontal Inflammation a Risk With Tongue Piercing

And, two young females with tongue piercings have deep lingual infrabony lesions, periodontitis

Risk of OD Highest for First Days of Opioid  Benzodiazepine Use

Risk of OD Highest for First Days of ...

Five-fold increased risk of opioid-related overdose during first 90 days of concurrent use

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »