Relationship of psychological factors with physical activity stage of change in prime-and middle-aged Japanese

Keiko Mori, Hisao Suzuki, Da Hong Wang, Jiro Takaki, Tomoko Takigawa, Keiki Ogino

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Abstract

The present study aimed to investigate the status of physical activity and the differences in psychological factors associated with physical activity from the perspective of transtheoretical model stages between prime- and middle-aged Japanese. The study involved 375 prime-aged volunteers (175 men, 200 women) and 557 middle-aged volunteers (247 men, 310 women) living in Kuse, a town in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. We found that the prime-aged men at the preparation stage had significantly higher self-efficacy scores than at the contemplation stage (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-104
Number of pages8
JournalActa Medica Okayama
Volume63
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

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Keywords

  • Interest in physical activity for improving health
  • Physical activity
  • Prime-aged and middle-aged Japanese
  • Self-efficacy
  • Transtheoretical model

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Relationship of psychological factors with physical activity stage of change in prime-and middle-aged Japanese. / Mori, Keiko; Suzuki, Hisao; Wang, Da Hong; Takaki, Jiro; Takigawa, Tomoko; Ogino, Keiki.

In: Acta Medica Okayama, Vol. 63, No. 2, 05.2009, p. 97-104.

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Mori, Keiko ; Suzuki, Hisao ; Wang, Da Hong ; Takaki, Jiro ; Takigawa, Tomoko ; Ogino, Keiki. / Relationship of psychological factors with physical activity stage of change in prime-and middle-aged Japanese. In: Acta Medica Okayama. 2009 ; Vol. 63, No. 2. pp. 97-104.
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