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Assessing the Physical Activity of Health Volunteers Based on the Pender's Health Promotion Model
M. Rahimian *1, M. Mohammadi2, A. Mehri2, M.H. Rakhshani2
1- Department of Health Education, School of Health, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran , rahimianm1@mums.ac.ir
2- Department of Health Education, School of Health, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran
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Abstract

Aims: Physical inactivity has been identified as the 4th leading risk factor for global mortality causing an estimated of 3.2million deaths per year. This study aimed to assess the physical activity of health volunteers with Pender's Health Promotion Model.

Instrument & Methods: This cross-sectional analytical study was performed on 80 health volunteers in Torbat-e-Jam City, Iran, in 2015. A researcher-made questionnaire with the following sections was used to gather data; perceived benefits, perceived barriers, self-efficacy, interpersonal influences, positive emotion, commitment, modeling and competing preferences. SPSS 16 sofware was used to analyze data by independent T, Pearson's correlation coefficient and linear regression tests.

Findings: There was no significant difference between the scores according to educational levels, age groups, BMI score, marital status, habitat and experience as a health volunteer duration. Physical activity had positive correlation with perceived benefits, self-efficacy, commitment, positive emotion and situational influences and a negative correlation with perceived barriers. Situational influences, as the strongest predictor of the physical activity, predicted 35.1% of it and then positive emotions predicted 34.7% and self-efficacy predicted 23.4% of physical activity.

Conclusion: The level of physical activity in health volunteers of Torbat-e-Jam City, Iran, is not appropriate and is less than moderate.

Keywords: Physical Activity, Attitude of Health Personnel, Health Promotion
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Article Type: Descriptive & Survey | Subject: Health Service Effectiveness and Management
Received: 2015/10/26 | Accepted: 2015/12/13 | Published: 2016/03/14
* Corresponding Author Address: Torbat-e jam Health Center, Shahid Beheshti Street, Torbat-e-Jam, Iran
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Rahimian M, Mohammadi M, Mehri A, Rakhshani M. Assessing the Physical Activity of Health Volunteers Based on the Pender's Health Promotion Model. IAHS. 2015; 2 (4) :157-162
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