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Physical Activity and Stages of Change among College Students

Author(s): Gholamreza Sharifirad | Abdurrahman Charkazi | Mohaddeseh Tashi | Hossein Shahnazi | Elias Bahador

Journal: Health Promotion Perspectives
ISSN 2228-6497

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 71;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: University | Student | Activity | Iran

Background: To investigate of physical activity distribution bases on stages of changeamong Isfahan University of Medical Sciences central part of Iran.Methods: Exercise behavior stages of change construct questionnaire were collected from504 participants by using a convenience sample in May 2010.Results: 73.8% of subjects were in earlier stages of exercise behavior (Precontemplation,contemplation, and preparation stages) and tended to be inactive. The exercise behavior wasnot influenced by age, education levels, and marital status.Conclusion: The majority of the university students are suffering physical inactivity that needto design more effective physical activity promotion programs in the community and universitieslevel.
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