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Personal, social and environmental determinants of resilience to physical inactivity amongst socioeconomically disadvantaged women

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Cleland, V and Ball, K and Salmon, J and Timperio, A and Crawford, D, Personal, social and environmental determinants of resilience to physical inactivity amongst socioeconomically disadvantaged women, Health Education Research: Theory and Practice, 25, (2) pp. 268-281. ISSN 0268-1153 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1093/her/cyn054

Abstract

While sex and socio-economic disparities in physical activity have been well documented, not all disadvantaged women are inactive. This study aimed to examine correlates of achieving recommended levels of physical activity among women of low socio-economic position. In 2005, a population-based sample of 291 women with low educational attainment provided survey data on leisure time physical activity (LTPA). Participants reported potential personal (enjoyment and self-efficacy; barriers; intentions; guilt and priorities; routines and scheduling; occupational physical activity; television viewing), social (support from family/friends; social participation; sport/recreation club membership; dog ownership) and environmental (aesthetics; safety; local access; footpaths; interesting walks; busy roads to cross; heavy traffic) correlates of physical activity. Nearly 40% of participants achieved recommended LTPA (150 min week-1). Multivariable analyses revealed that higher levels of self-efficacy for walking [prevalence ratio (PR) 2.05, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.19-3.53], higher enjoyment of walking (PR 1.48, 95% CI 1.04-2.12), greater intentions to be active (PR 1.97, 95% CI 1.12-3.45) and having set routines for physical activity (PR 1.91, 95% CI 1.18-3.09) were significantly associated with achieving recommended LTPA. Personal factors were the characteristics most strongly associated with achieving recommended levels of LTPA among women from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. © The Author 2008. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Epidemiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and Health
Author:Cleland, V (Dr Verity Cleland)
ID Code:72346
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2011-08-25
Last Modified:2011-08-25
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