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A Study of the Decisional Balance’s Role in Exercise Status Among Yazd’s Staff on the Basis Process of Change Model
Saeid Mazloomy, Maryam Mohammadi , Mohammad Ali MorovatiSharifabad, Hossein Falahzade
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Background: According to statistical evidence put forward by WHO in 2003, lack of physical activity is the reason for 1.9 million deaths in the world. More than 60% of adults in the world and more than 80% of Iranian adults do not perform sufficient levels of physical activity. Despite the great advantages of exercise a huge portion of the population of many countries do not exercise adequately thus deprived of its benefits. Transtheoretical model is identified as a comprehensive model for behavior change and decision balance is regarded as a fundamental structure of the model which centers around positive and negative behavior change consequences. In this study decision was made to check the situation of sport change process in Yazd’s staff according to Transtheoretical Model and its relation with decision balance.

Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 220 subjects were recruited. The subjects were selected through 2-stage cluster sampling-test the instruments for data collection were a questionnaire that consisted of two parts (demographic variables and construct of TTM. Data analyzed by ANOVA and T-test through SPSS and P<0.05 was significant.

Results: Results of the study on 152 males (69.1%) and 68 females (30.9%) with the age average of 34±8.68 indicated a significant relationship between pros and cons with stages of change (p<0.0001) and between pros with age (0.004).

Conclusion: With regard to the fact that transtheoretical model has revealed a significant relationship between decisional balance and stage of change in exercise. It is proposed that accomplish educational class for employees, in order to increase pros and reduce cons of exercise.


Keywords: Transtheoretical model, Exercise, staff, Yazd
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Mazloomy S, Mohammadi M, MorovatiSharifabad M A, Falahzade H. A Study of the Decisional Balance’s Role in Exercise Status Among Yazd’s Staff on the Basis Process of Change Model . ZJRMS. 2009; 11 (2)
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