10,000 Steps Rockhampton: Evaluation of a whole community approach to improving population levels of physical activity

Brown, W J, Mummery, K., Eakin, E and Schofield, G. (2006) 10,000 Steps Rockhampton: Evaluation of a whole community approach to improving population levels of physical activity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 3 1: 1-14.


Author Brown, W J
Mummery, K.
Eakin, E
Schofield, G.
Title 10,000 Steps Rockhampton: Evaluation of a whole community approach to improving population levels of physical activity
Journal name Journal of Physical Activity and Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1543-3080
Publication date 2006-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 3
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Editor J. Morrow
S. Blair
Place of publication Champaign
Publisher Human Kinetics
Collection year 2006
Subject C1
321216 Health Promotion
730301 Health education and promotion
Formatted abstract
Objectives: To describe the effectiveness of a multi-strategy physical activity (PA) intervention. Methods: Self-report data from random samples were collected prior to and following intervention. Social marketing, healthcare provider, and environmental strategies were concurrently implemented with a central coordinating theme of “10,000 Steps Rockhampton.” Results: There was evidence of significant project reach and awareness. The downward trend in PA seen in the comparison community (48.3% to 41.9% “active”) was not evident in Rockhampton. Women were the “early adopters” in this project; with an increase of 5% (95% CI: –0.6, 10.6) in the percent categorized as “active” (compared with decreases among women in the comparison community and among men in both communities). Conclusions: High levels of project awareness, combined with modest increases in activity levels in women, demonstrate initial project effects. Longer term interventions, focusing on sustainable individual, social, and environmental change strategies are needed to maintain and improve this result.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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