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Atoosa Solimanian, Shamsoddin Niknami, Ibrahim Hajizadeh, Davood Shojaeezadeh, Mahmoud Tavousi. Predictors of physical activity to prevent osteoporosis based on extended Health Belief Model. Payesh. 2014; 13 (3) :313-320
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1- Department of Health Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Health Education & Promotion Research Group, Health Metrics Research Center, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
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Objective (s): The purpose of this study was to test predictors of physical activity to prevent osteoporosis using an adapted form of the Health Belief Model in a sample of women.
Methods: This was a cross sectional study among women aged 30 years and over using a theory-based new instrument. In this methodological study, path analysis was used for testing predictors of a desired behavior (physical activity).
Results: In all 240 women wer entered into the study. The results obtained form path analysis indicated that the data was fit with the extended Health Belief Model (χ2/df= 2.54, P < 0.0001, CFI = 0.94, GFI = 0.96, and RMSEA = 0.07). As such results showed that the model explained 48% of variances observed. Cues to action, Self-efficacy, and Self-regulation had the greatest effect on the behavior studied.
Conclusion: The findings support the application of the extended Health Belief Model for prediciting a behavior change.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2013/11/30 | ePublished ahead of print: 2014/03/19 | Published: 2014/05/15

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