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Khosronia L, Jafari F, Hajimiri K. Effect of Education Based on Trans-Theoretical Model on Physical Activity of Reproductive Aged Women Referred to Health Centers in Zanjan. J. Hum. Environ. Health Promot. 2020; 6 (3) :115-120
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1- Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, School of Health, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.
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Background: Despite the health benefits of physical activity, many people still adopt sedentary lifestyles. This study aimed to investigate the effect of education based on trans-theoretical model (TTM) on physical activity of women of reproductive age in Zanjan.
Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study. Using convenience sampling method, the sample size of 120 women was selected and randomly allocated to study groups. The data was collected using a short version of Physical Activity Change Algorithm Questionnaire and IPAQ (International Physical Activity Questionnair) before and 3 months after intervention. In addition to training sessions, the intervention 2 group was trained to use pedometer.
Results: Before the intervention most of the women were in contemplation and preparation stages and 3 months after the intervention, women in intervention groups moved to action and maintenance stages (P < 0.001). There was significant difference in mean time of weekly walking and physical activity in three groups 3 months after the intervention (P < 0.001). These changes were more prominent in women who used pedometer.
Conclusion: The findings showed that education based on the trans-theoretical model was effective in promoting the physical activity. Using the pedometer along with education had effect on improvement of the physical activity.
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Health Promotion
Received: 2020/06/24 | Accepted: 2020/09/23 | Published: 2020/09/30

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