Preferred physical activity among Setswana-speaking community-dwelling adults in Potchefstroom

Onagbiye, Sunday O. and Moss, Sarah J. and Cameron, Melainie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5788-8790 (2017) Preferred physical activity among Setswana-speaking community-dwelling adults in Potchefstroom. South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, 39 (1). pp. 97-110. ISSN 0379-9069


Abstract

Promoting physical activity (PA) in a population by means of enjoyable activities may serve as motivation for long-term participation in PA and improve health outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine the most preferred type of PA among adults in a Setswana-speaking community from a low socio-economic district of Potchefstroom for future implementation of PA interventions. A sample of 130 people (men: n=50, 38.5%; women: n=80, 61.5%) aged 35 to 65 years (45.8±9.0) agreed to participate in the study. Frequency analyses and chi-square tests were performed to determine the most preferred type and time of PA. Regression analyses were performed to determine the association between preferred type of PA and demographic variables. Most participants (87.7%) reported regular participation in PA. Walking (39.2%) was the most preferred type of PA, followed by domestic duties (13.8%). Exercising before 12am was preferred by 70% of the participants. Age and marital status were the variables most closely associated with PA participation. Weight-bearing activities, such as walking and activities of daily living, such as domestic chores, are recommended for future exercise interventions directed to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2022 06:28
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 23:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: physical activity; preference; PA intervention; quality of life; NCDs; Setswana; adults
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science > 420199 Allied health and rehabilitation science not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200401 Behaviour and health
20 HEALTH > 2005 Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) > 200503 Health related to specific ethnic groups
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46127

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