Effect of health education on promotion of physical activity in housewives who refer to health centers of Kermanshah

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Azam Geravandi 1 , Ghofranipour Fazlolah 2 , Mansour Rezaei‎ 3 , * , Zahra Laghaei‎ 1 , Shaida Sepahi‎ 4

1 Health Education Unit, Deputy of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

2 Department of Health Education, Medical Sciences Faculty, Tarbiar Modarres University, Tehran‎, Iran

3 Department Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

4 Health Education Unit, Deputy of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Andorra

How to Cite: Geravandi A , Fazlolah G, Rezaei‎ M , Laghaei‎ Z , Sepahi‎ S . Effect of health education on promotion of physical activity in housewives who refer to health centers of Kermanshah, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2014 ; 3(3):e82122.

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Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 3 (3); e82122
Published Online: November 08, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 08, 2014
Accepted: September 14, 2014

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Abstract

Background: Physical activity is important health behavior for prevention of disease and death. But, the universal estimation of sedentary lifestyle among adults is 17%. This amount among persons who have lower activity (less than 2.5 hours per week) is 31-51%. More than 70% of Iran's population hasn't enough physical activities. The aim of this study was to evaluation of health education on promotion of physical activity in housewives.
Methods: This educational intervention was carried out on the housewives in Kermanshah city. The data collection tool was questionnaire structured by researcher. Interventions was included classroom, CDs and manual training. Data in two periods (before and two months after the intervention) were collected and analyzed using SPSS 16 software.
Results: Most of participants in intervention and control groups had 25-34 years old. Educational levels between groups hadn’t significant difference (P= 0.104). After education, Mean of physical activity in intervention group in compare to control group had significant difference (P=0.031).

Conclusion: This intervention had a significant effect on increasing physical activity. Although in some cases, increased physical activity was also observed in the control group, but this increase was not statistically significant. In another word, the effect of training on physical activities in the intervention group is observable and we can consider it as result of training.
 

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Health Education housewives physical Activity

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