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Aghamolaei T, Zare F, Ghanbarnejad A, Haji-Alizadeh K. Relationship of Exercise Benefits/Barriers and self efficacy with stages of change for physical activity in Abu Musa Island employees, Iran. 3. 2014; 1 (1) :31-38
URL: http://jpm.hums.ac.ir/article-1-39-en.html

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Background: Regular physical activity is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between pros, cons and self-efficacy with stages of change for exercise behavior in employees of Abu Musa Island. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, through cluster sampling,119 employees in of fices on Abu Musa Island were selected. Data of pros, cons and self-efficacy were collected using Physical activity staging, Exercise Benefits/Barriers scale and Exercise self-efficacy scale and were analyzed using the SPSS16. Results: According to the results, %16.8 of employees were in the pre-contemplation stage,%10 in the contemplation stage, %31.1 in preparation stage, %13.4 in action stage and %28.7 in the maintenance stage.There was a significant association between pros and cons and regular physical activity.(p<0.01). Conclusion: In order to change physicala ctivity behavior and achieve the stages of action and maintenance designing and implementation of appropriate training programs about the benefits of exercise and eliminating the barriers is recommended. Key words: Physical activity, Benefits, Barriers, Self efficacy, Transtheoretical model
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/23 | Accepted: 2014/10/26 | Published: 2015/02/10

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