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Women Physical Activity and its Effective Factors Using a Social-Ecological Model


Abbasgholizadeh Nategh, Abazari Malek, Hazrati Sadegh and Adham Davoud*

Background: Physical activity is a health indicator that prevents many health problems as obesity and cardiovascular disease. The social-ecological model (SEM), is a suitable model for design and implementation to promotion of health programs. The aim of this study is a survey of physical activity and effective factors in women on the basis of social-ecological model (SEM) in Ardabil city in 2014. Patients/Methods: This study was a cross-sectional and 500 women randomly selected. Data Collection tools are demographic information questionnaire, IPAQ questionnaire and social-ecological model (SEM) constructs which was completed self-report method. Data were analyzed for Pearson correlation test in SPSS22. Results: The average age of women are 28/62 years. Their physical activity levels of approximately 984 ± 48 minutes per week Physical activity level were respectively light physical activity (37%), moderate physical activity (60%) and intensive physical activity (2%). The highest physical activity is belonged to walking and moderate physical activity is in home. The results of Pearson correlation test showed that relationship between physical activity and health belief model, self-efficacy and interpersonal relationship. Conclusions: Given that physical activity in women in our study is low. We can encourage people to be physically active and to emphasize different aspects of benefits of physical activity the promotion of the women health. Thi

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