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Physical activity in the context of clustering patterns of health-promoting behaviors.
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PMID:  21721968     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To describe differences in physical activity in the context of clustering patterns of health-promoting behaviors.
DESIGN: A cross-sectional study with 1724 participants (response rate, 91.1%).
SETTING: Tadami Town, in a rural area of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
SUBJECTS: Part of the general population who participated in annual health checkups (age range, 30-93 years).
MEASURES: The Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II was used to assess frequency of health-promoting behaviors (physical activity, health responsibility, spiritual growth, interpersonal relationships, nutrition, and stress management). Smoking status, alcohol consumption, and disease status were self-reported. Public health nurses measured the weight and height of participants.
ANALYSIS: Cluster analysis was conducted to identify clustering patterns of health-promoting behaviors other than physical activity. Differences in physical activity between identified clusters were examined by multiple logistic regression analysis.
RESULTS: Four clusters were identified and labeled as "Most challenged" (20.4%), "Adherence to norms" (30.3%), "Well in mentality" (20.9%), and "Health-promoting" (28.4%). "Health-promoting" was the most physically active cluster, followed by "Adherence to norms" and "Well in mentality."
CONCLUSIONS: Although the survey methodology was subject to selection, self-report, and recall biases, we have described physical activity in the context of clustering patterns of health-promoting behaviors. Laying the groundwork for physical activity in the lifestyle is important for establishing health-promotion strategies to increase physical activity.
Satoshi Tsuboi; Takehito Hayakawa; Hideyuki Kanda; Tetsuhito Fukushima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health promotion : AJHP     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0890-1171     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Promot     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-04     Completed Date:  2011-09-01     Revised Date:  2011-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701680     Medline TA:  Am J Health Promot     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  410-6     Citation Subset:  T    
Department of Hygiene & Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Body Mass Index
Cluster Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Behavior*
Health Promotion / methods*
Health Status
Interpersonal Relations
Life Style*
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Population Surveillance
Rural Population / statistics & numerical data

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