JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31833
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Author Mori, Keiko| Suzuki, Hisao| Wang, Da Hong| Takaki, Jiro| Takigawa, Tomoko| Ogino, Keiki|
Abstract <p>The present study aimed to investigate the status of physical activity and the differences in psychological factors associated with physical activity from the perspective of transtheoretical model stages between prime- and middle-aged Japanese. The study involved 375 prime-aged volunteers (175 men, 200 women) and 557 middle-aged volunteers (247 men, 310 women) living in Kuse, a town in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. We found that the prime-aged men at the preparation stage had significantly higher self-efficacy scores than at the contemplation stage (p&#60;0.01). Middle-aged men had significantly higher self-efficacy scores at the contemplation stage than at the precontemplation stage (p&#60;0.001). Middle-aged women, meanwhile, had significantly higher self-efficacy scores at the maintenance stage than at the action stage (p&#60;0.01), and at the contemplation stage than at the precontemplation stage (p&#60;0.001). The present findings provide valuable information about the differences in psychological factors affecting physical activity between prime-aged and middle-aged community-dwelling Japanese. This information may be useful to health professionals as they develop effective community-based intervention programs for target populations.</p>
Keywords transtheoretical model prime-aged and middle-aged Japanese physical activity self-efficacy interest in physical activity for improving health
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2009-04
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume63
Issue issue2
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 97
End Page 104
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 19404341
Web of Sience KeyUT 000265457600004