Women Bound to Be Active: A Pilot Study to Explore the Feasibility of an Intervention to Increase Physical Activity and Self-Worth in Women
. Increasing physical activity (PA) has become a national health objective due to its associated health benefits, but low participation rates. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of an 8-month (September 2006–April 2007) PA book club (Women Bound to Be Active-WBA) in increasing PA and self-worth (SW) among women. Fifty-six adult women participated in an 8-month intervention consisting of weekly meetings designed to improve PA knowledge, awareness, confidence, and SW. Results indicated a significant increase in PA and SW. The WBA program represents a creative theory-based approach to empowering women to be more active.
Women & Health
DOI of Published Version
Taylor & Francis
Meendering, Jessica R.; Huberty, Jennifer; Vener, Jamie; Sidman, Cara; Blissmer, Bryan; Schrulte, Laura; Flohr, Judith; and Ransdell, Lynda, "Women Bound to Be Active: A Pilot Study to Explore the Feasibility of an Intervention to Increase Physical Activity and Self-Worth in Women" (2008). Health and Nutritional Sciences Faculty Publications. 108.