Personal, social and environmental correlates of resilience to physical inactivity among women from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds

Cleland, Verity J., Ball, Kylie, Salmon, Jo, Timperio, Anna F. and Crawford, David A. 2010, Personal, social and environmental correlates of resilience to physical inactivity among women from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, Health education research, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 268-281.

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Title Personal, social and environmental correlates of resilience to physical inactivity among women from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds
Author(s) Cleland, Verity J.
Ball, Kylie
Salmon, Jo
Timperio, Anna F.
Crawford, David A.
Journal name Health education research
Volume number 25
Issue number 2
Start page 268
End page 281
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Cary, N. C.
Publication date 2010-04
ISSN 0268-1153
1465-3648
Summary 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 111706 Epidemiology
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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