Volume 3, Number 3 (Summer 2016)                   IAHS 2016, 3(3): 87-91 | Back to browse issues page



DOI: 10.18869/IAHS.3.3.87

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Rahimian M, Mohammadi M, Mehri A, Rakhshani M. Impact of Performing Health Promotion Model Intervention on Physical Activity of Health Volunteer of Torbat-e-Jam City, Iran. IAHS. 2016; 3 (3) :87-91
URL: http://iahs.kaums.ac.ir/article-1-101-en.html

1- Health Education Department, Health School, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran
2- Health Education Department, Health School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , m_mohammadimm@yahoo.com
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Abstract

Aims: Regular physical activity can reduce the burden of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers, and can prevent early death. This study examined the impact of performing health promotion model intervention on physical activity of the health volunteers.

Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional research is part of a three-month Intervening study started in 2015 on 80 health volunteers in Torbat-e Jaam City, Iran, which was selected by multistage random sampling method and participants were divided into two interventional and control groups. A Demographic Questionnaire and The Persian version of International Physical Activity Questionnaire were used to collect data. The data was analyzed in SPSS 16 using independent T, Pearson's correlation coefficient and linear regression tests.

Findings: Before the intervention the mean of perceived benefit score was 31.3±4.5 that was evaluated as “good” but self-efficacy and behavior scores were 5.8±4.1 and 912.4±750.8 that were assessed as “poor”. Physical activity had positive correlation with perceived benefits, self-efficacy, commitment, positive, emotion and situational influences and a negative correlation with perceived barriers. Overall 66.8% of the physical activity was predicted by Pender’s Health Promotion Model variables. There was a significant difference between the mean scores of physical activity and other structures of HPM in the experimental group after the intervention and its score before intervention.

Conclusion: Educational program based on Pender's health promotion model is effective in improving physical activity of health volunteers.

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Article Type: Descriptive & Survey | Subject: Health Service Effectiveness and Management
Received: 2016/07/17 | Accepted: 2016/08/24 | Published: 2016/11/15
* Corresponding Author Address: 7th Floor, Building No. 2 of SBUMS, Arabi Avenue, Daneshjoo Boulevard, Velenjak, Tehran, Iran. Postal Code: 1983963113

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