Applying exercise stage of change to a low-income underserved population
Department of Emergency Medicine
Adult; Behavior Therapy; *Behavioral Research; Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; Educational Status; *Exercise; Female; Humans; Louisiana; Male; *Medically Underserved Area; Middle Aged; Models, Psychological; *Poverty; Questionnaires; Risk Factors; *Self Efficacy
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Emergency Medicine | Exercise Science | Health Services Administration | Musculoskeletal, Neural, and Ocular Physiology | Public Health
OBJECTIVES: To validate the transtheoretical model for exercise behavior and the constructs of decisional balance and self-efficacy for exercise in a low-income, poorly educated primary care sample.
METHODS: Patients attending public primary-care clinics from 4 separate sites in Louisiana were interviewed regarding their health behaviors.
RESULTS: The data provide equivocal support for applying the transtheoretical model for exercise and integrating it with other models of behavior change within this population.
CONCLUSIONS: Further studies modifying the decisional balance measures are necessary before definitive statements regarding the applicability of these models to exercise within this specialized population can be made.
DOI of Published Version
Am J Health Behav. 2003 Mar-Apr;27(2):99-107.
American journal of health behavior
Carmack Taylor CL, Boudreaux ED, Jeffries SK, Scarinci IC, Brantley PJ. (2003). Applying exercise stage of change to a low-income underserved population. Emergency Medicine Publications. https://doi.org/10.5993/ajhb.27.2.1. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/emed_pp/40