Women bound to be active: A pilot study to explore the feasibility of an intervention to increase physical activity and self-worth in women
Date of Original Version
Increasing physical activity (PA) has become a national health objective due to its associated health benefits, but low participation rates. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of an 8-month (September 2006-April 2007) PA book club (Women Bound to Be Active-WBA) in increasing PA and self-worth (SW) among women. Fifty-six adult women participated in an 8-month intervention consisting of weekly meetings designed to improve PA knowledge, awareness, confidence, and SW. Results indicated a significant increase in PA and SW. The WBA program represents a creative theory-based approach to empowering women to be more active. © 2008 by The Haworth Press.
Women and Health
Huberty, Jennifer L., Jamie Vener, Cara Sidman, Jessica Meendering, Bryan Blissmer, Laura Schulte, Judith A. Flohr, and Lynda B. Ransdell. "Women bound to be active: A pilot study to explore the feasibility of an intervention to increase physical activity and self-worth in women." Women and Health 48, 1 (2008): 83-101. doi:10.1080/03630240802132120.