'10000 Steps Flanders': evaluation of the state-wide dissemination of a physical activity intervention in Flanders

Dubuy, Veerle and De Cocker, Katrien A. and De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse M. and Maes, Lea and Metsu, Pieter and Van Acker, Ragnar and Cardon, Greet M. (2013) '10000 Steps Flanders': evaluation of the state-wide dissemination of a physical activity intervention in Flanders. Health Education Research, 28 (3). pp. 546-551. ISSN 0268-1153

Abstract

The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of the state-wide dissemination of a physical activity (PA) intervention in Flanders. In 2011, a random sample was taken of the entire adult (25-75 years) population of Flanders. Data of the Flemish sample were compared with baseline data of the intervention and control group of '10 000 Steps Ghent' (2005). In total, data of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire were available of 2556 respondents (1675 of the comparison sample and 881 of the Flemish sample). Pedometer data were obtained by 269 respondents of the Flemish sample and by 1236 respondents of the comparison sample. Compared with the comparison sample of 2005, the Flemish sample reported more walking (P < 0.001), moderate (P < 0.001), vigorous (P < 0.001), work-related (P < 0.001), leisure time (P = 0.01) and household PA (P = 0.03). Step count analyses revealed that the Flemish sample took more pedometer-based daily step counts (P < 0.001) than the comparison sample. Furthermore, a higher proportion of respondents reaching the 10 000 steps/day goal (P = 0.005) was found in the Flemish sample. A positive effect of '10 000 Steps Flanders' was found. Results indicate that a state-wide approach based on socio-ecological models is an effective strategy to promote PA in a large population.


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Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 05:32
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 01:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: physical activity intervention, Flanders, 10,000 steps, questionnaire, step counter, pedometer, steps per day, survey
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14121454
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37055

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