Effectiveness of a primary care exercise referral intervention for changing physical self-perceptions over 9 months

AH Taylor, KR Fox

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    Abstract

    This study investigated the effectiveness of a 10-week primary care exercise referral intervention on the physical self-perceptions of 40-70 year olds. Participants (N = 142) were assessed, randomized to an exercise or control group, and reassessed at 16 and 37 weeks. The Physical Self-Perception Profile (PSPP; K. R. Fox, 1990), fitness, physical activity, body mass index, body fat (skinfolds), and hip and waist circumference were assessed. A multivariate analysis of variance revealed significant Group X Time interactions, with the exercise group showing greater physical self-worth, physical condition, and physical health at 16 and 37 weeks. Changes in all PSPP scales at baseline and 37 weeks were related to changes in anthropometric measures and adherence to the 10-week exercise program but not to changes in submaximal fitness parameters.
    Translated title of the contributionEffectiveness of a primary care exercise referral intervention for changing physical self-perceptions over 9 months
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11 - 21
    Number of pages11
    JournalHealth Psychology
    Volume24
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

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    Publisher: American Psychological Association

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