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Women Bound to Be Active (Year 3 & 4): Can a Book Club Help Women Overcome Barriers to Physical Activity and Improve Self-Worth?
Women & Health
  • Jennifer L. Huberty, University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Jamie Vener, Southern Oregon University
  • Lynda Ransdell, Boise State University
  • Laura Schulte, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Melissa A. Budd, University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Yong Gao, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2010
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Abstract

Little progress has been made toward increasing physical activity (PA) in women. This study aimed to determine if an 8-month theory-based book club intervention (Women Bound to Be Active) was effective in increasing: (a) self-worth, (b) benefits relative to barriers to PA, and (c) PA in women (n=51). Findings suggested a book-club was effective for improving: self-worth, the benefits relative to barriers to PA, and possibly participation in PA. This is an innovative model to help women become more active and learn skills that may enable them to be active on their own long after a PA program has ended.

Copyright Statement

This is an electronic version of an article published in Women & Health, Volume 50, Issue 1. Women & Health is available online at: www.informaworld.com/smpp. DOI: 10.1080/03630241003601103

Citation Information
Jennifer L. Huberty, Jamie Vener, Lynda Ransdell, Laura Schulte, et al.. "Women Bound to Be Active (Year 3 & 4): Can a Book Club Help Women Overcome Barriers to Physical Activity and Improve Self-Worth?" Women & Health (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/yong_gao/1/