The effects of health fitness program on behavioral regulation in exercise and physical activity participation among women with sedentary lifestyle

Ayiesah Ramli, Nor Azura Azmi, Lim Yoke Sim

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a health fitness program on behavior regulation in exercise and physical activity participation among women with sedentary lifestyle in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Design: This was a quasi-experimental study with a pre and post-Test evaluation carried out following a three-week intervention. Materials and Methods: There were 53 women with sedentary lifestyle participated. The intervention program consists of educational sessions on physically active lifestyle and an hour of aerobic dance. The Behavior Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire 2 (BREQ-2) was administered at baseline and 3 weeks later to evaluate participants' behavioral regulations in the exercise program. The Godin Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire (GLTEQ) was administered weekly to assess how often participants' engagement in leisure time physical activity. Results: Participants' mean scores for the BREQ-2 increased and was statistically significant for intrinsic regulation (p <0.001), identified regulation (p lt; 0.001), introjected regulation (p <0.001) but mean score decreased and was significant in external regulation (p <0.001) and amotivation (p <0.001). Total METs of physical activity level improved (p <0.001) between week one and three, following participation in the health fitness program. Conclusion: The physical activity intervention combined with implementation of self regulation dramatically improved the behavior regulation among sedentary women to exercise which indirectly increased their leisure time physical activity level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-308
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume22
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Fingerprint

Sedentary Lifestyle
Exercise
Health
Leisure Activities
Dancing
Life Style

Keywords

  • behavior regulation
  • BREQ-2
  • GLTEQ
  • Physical activity
  • women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

@article{a5b554a7a47d49b69b5339a9ca7957f4,
title = "The effects of health fitness program on behavioral regulation in exercise and physical activity participation among women with sedentary lifestyle",
abstract = "Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a health fitness program on behavior regulation in exercise and physical activity participation among women with sedentary lifestyle in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Design: This was a quasi-experimental study with a pre and post-Test evaluation carried out following a three-week intervention. Materials and Methods: There were 53 women with sedentary lifestyle participated. The intervention program consists of educational sessions on physically active lifestyle and an hour of aerobic dance. The Behavior Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire 2 (BREQ-2) was administered at baseline and 3 weeks later to evaluate participants' behavioral regulations in the exercise program. The Godin Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire (GLTEQ) was administered weekly to assess how often participants' engagement in leisure time physical activity. Results: Participants' mean scores for the BREQ-2 increased and was statistically significant for intrinsic regulation (p <0.001), identified regulation (p lt; 0.001), introjected regulation (p <0.001) but mean score decreased and was significant in external regulation (p <0.001) and amotivation (p <0.001). Total METs of physical activity level improved (p <0.001) between week one and three, following participation in the health fitness program. Conclusion: The physical activity intervention combined with implementation of self regulation dramatically improved the behavior regulation among sedentary women to exercise which indirectly increased their leisure time physical activity level.",
keywords = "behavior regulation, BREQ-2, GLTEQ, Physical activity, women",
author = "Ayiesah Ramli and Azmi, {Nor Azura} and Sim, {Lim Yoke}",
year = "2015",
language = "English",
volume = "22",
pages = "304--308",
journal = "International Medical Journal",
issn = "1341-2051",
publisher = "Japan International Cultural Exchange Foundation",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The effects of health fitness program on behavioral regulation in exercise and physical activity participation among women with sedentary lifestyle

AU - Ramli, Ayiesah

AU - Azmi, Nor Azura

AU - Sim, Lim Yoke

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a health fitness program on behavior regulation in exercise and physical activity participation among women with sedentary lifestyle in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Design: This was a quasi-experimental study with a pre and post-Test evaluation carried out following a three-week intervention. Materials and Methods: There were 53 women with sedentary lifestyle participated. The intervention program consists of educational sessions on physically active lifestyle and an hour of aerobic dance. The Behavior Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire 2 (BREQ-2) was administered at baseline and 3 weeks later to evaluate participants' behavioral regulations in the exercise program. The Godin Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire (GLTEQ) was administered weekly to assess how often participants' engagement in leisure time physical activity. Results: Participants' mean scores for the BREQ-2 increased and was statistically significant for intrinsic regulation (p <0.001), identified regulation (p lt; 0.001), introjected regulation (p <0.001) but mean score decreased and was significant in external regulation (p <0.001) and amotivation (p <0.001). Total METs of physical activity level improved (p <0.001) between week one and three, following participation in the health fitness program. Conclusion: The physical activity intervention combined with implementation of self regulation dramatically improved the behavior regulation among sedentary women to exercise which indirectly increased their leisure time physical activity level.

AB - Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a health fitness program on behavior regulation in exercise and physical activity participation among women with sedentary lifestyle in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Design: This was a quasi-experimental study with a pre and post-Test evaluation carried out following a three-week intervention. Materials and Methods: There were 53 women with sedentary lifestyle participated. The intervention program consists of educational sessions on physically active lifestyle and an hour of aerobic dance. The Behavior Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire 2 (BREQ-2) was administered at baseline and 3 weeks later to evaluate participants' behavioral regulations in the exercise program. The Godin Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire (GLTEQ) was administered weekly to assess how often participants' engagement in leisure time physical activity. Results: Participants' mean scores for the BREQ-2 increased and was statistically significant for intrinsic regulation (p <0.001), identified regulation (p lt; 0.001), introjected regulation (p <0.001) but mean score decreased and was significant in external regulation (p <0.001) and amotivation (p <0.001). Total METs of physical activity level improved (p <0.001) between week one and three, following participation in the health fitness program. Conclusion: The physical activity intervention combined with implementation of self regulation dramatically improved the behavior regulation among sedentary women to exercise which indirectly increased their leisure time physical activity level.

KW - behavior regulation

KW - BREQ-2

KW - GLTEQ

KW - Physical activity

KW - women

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84949501270&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84949501270&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84949501270

VL - 22

SP - 304

EP - 308

JO - International Medical Journal

JF - International Medical Journal

SN - 1341-2051

IS - 4

ER -