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Vahedian shahroudi M, Sedghi F, Esmayli H A, Lael-monfared E. Effect of Intervention Counseling 5A Step Method Based on the Structure on Stage of Change to Promote Physical Activity Female Employees in Mashhad Factories Industrial. sjsph. 2016; 14 (1) :59-70
URL: http://sjsph.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5357-en.html

1- Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Management, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2- MSc. Student, Department of Health and Management, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran , Sedghif1@mums.ac.ir
3- Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
4- Msc. Instructor, Department of Publich Health, Torbatheydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbatheydariyeh, Iran
Abstract:   (2731 Views)

Background and Aim: One of the most important health problems in the modern society is reduced appropriate physical activity by people. The five-step counselling process, which is composed of five essential principles in health counselling, can help to improve health behaviors, such as physical activity, in different individuals. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of an educational intervention using the five-step counseling process based on the stage of change construct on physical activity promotion in female-employees working in Toos Industrial State factories, Mashad, Iran.

Materials and Methods: This was a controlled intervention study including 76 women working in the Mashad industrial estate factories, Iran, divided into an experimental (n=36) and a control (n=40) group. Data were collected using the standard Marcus Physical Activity Stages of Change Questionnaire and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), which measures physical activity at three levels of light, moderate and severe, and analyzed using the SPSS software; a P<0.05 was considered to indicate statistical significance.

Results: The results showed that there were no statistically significant differences before the consultation intervention between the two study groups as regards the stage of change and level of physical activity (p>0.05). Further analysis of the data revealed that the intervention had caused increases in both the physical activity and stage of change (P<0.05).

Conclusion: Based on the findings, it is concluded that the five-step counselling process is effective in promoting physical activity and can be used as an appropriate strategy by health professionals in the health-service delivery centers and organizations to promote the health behaviors of people.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2016/07/4 | Accepted: 2016/07/4 | Published: 2016/07/4

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