Volume 2, Issue 1 (4-2015)                   J Prevent Med 2015, 2(1): 1-9 | Back to browse issues page

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Introduction: Low physical activity causes overweight and obesity. Sedentary lifestyle is associated with the risk of many chronic diseases. The purpose of this study was Prediction of Physical Activity based on BASNEF Model Constructs in female teachers in schools of Bandar Abbas.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study data of 87 female teachers working in sixteen schools of Bandar Abbas were analyzed. Data were collected by a questionnaire based on BASNEF Model Constructs and analyzed using SPSS 19 software and multivariate regression analysis.

Results: The results showed that subjective norms (B=0.23, p<0.03) and enabling factors (B=0.29, p<0.005) predict significantly intention for physical activity, the more subjective norms and enabling factors scores, the more intention for physical activity. Also the results showed that intention (B=0.56, p<0.001) and enabling factors (B=0.21, p<0.01) predict significantly physical activity, the more intention and enabling factors scores, the more physical activity.

Conclusion: It is recommended that in design and implementation of interventions to encourage women to do physical activity, appropriate programs in order to influence subjective norms and increase enabling factors and ultimately intention for physical activity should be considered.

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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/01/4 | Accepted: 2015/05/6 | Published: 2015/10/14

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