CitationSun, Haichun; Vamos, Cheryl A.; Flory, Sara S. B.; DeBate, Rita; Thompson, Erika L.; & Bleck, Jennifer (2017). Correlates of long-term physical activity adherence in women. Journal of Sport and Health Science. vol. 6 (4) pp. 434-442
AbstractAbstractBackground Little is known about the factors that may influence women's adherence to moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) using longitudinal data. The purpose of this study was to examine the correlates of long-term physical activity (PA) participation among women. Methods Female data from Waves I, III, and IV (n = 5,381) of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) were used for the analysis. The outcome of PA adherence was operationalized as (1) consistently physically active (at least 5 instances during the week) in both Waves III and IV (during adulthood), and (2) consistently not physically active or only physically active in either Wave III or IV. Predictor variables from Wave I (during adolescence) included race/ethnicity, PA level, self-perception of being physically fit, general health status, attempt to change weight, parents' income level, parents' education, well-being, depression, access to PA resources, days of physical education (PE), and grade level. Crude and adjusted logistic regression models were utilized to estimate the adjusted odds ratios (aOR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) for the outcome variable. Results
Keyword(s)Females Longitudinal Moderate to vigorous physical activity Social ecological frameworks
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Sport and Health Science
Vamos, Cheryl A.
Flory, Sara S. B.
Thompson, Erika L.