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Conference Paper: Key determinants (Ecological/Environmental Model) associated with being highly or moderately active in Hong Kong residents

TitleKey determinants (Ecological/Environmental Model) associated with being highly or moderately active in Hong Kong residents
Authors
KeywordsMedical sciences
Sports medicine
Issue Date2010
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.acsm-msse.org
Citation
The 57th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and 1st World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®, Baltimore, Md., 1-5 June 2010. In Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2010, v. 42 n. 5, suppl. 1, p. 247 How to Cite?
AbstractPsychosocial factors as well as features of the built environment can be important determinants of our physical activity (PA) habits. Self-efficacy and social support from others, neighbourhoods aesthetics, proximity to commercial destinations and recreational facilities are often correlated with walking for transport, leisure-time PA and total PA. PURPOSE: As most studies have been undertaken in low density Occidental urban areas, the aim was to use an ecological model to examine which characteristics of neighbourhoods common in a high density Asian city might contribute to enhancing the levels of PA of it residents. METHODS: A total of 348 residents were recruited from 32 selected neighborhoods (balance of high/low walkability and high/low socio-economic status, SES), aged 18-65 years (42.2% male). Adopting an ecological model of PA, residents completed a self-report questionnaire on the perceived neighborhood characteristics (NEWS-A); residential housing quality (BEQQ); PA habits (IPAQ-long); psychosocial factors; and perceived health (SF-12). Multinomial logistic regressions determined the ecological factors contributing to the odds of being highly or moderately active vs. low active. RESULTS: In our summary model, (i) three factors were associated with higher odds of being moderately active (v low active): college/university graduate (1.75 Odds Ratio (OR), p=0.02), barriers to PA (1.39 OR, p=0.05); overall self-efficacy (1.21 OR, p<0.01); whilst (ii) four factors were associated with the odds of being highly active (v low active): litter/social disorder (0.56 OR, p=0.05), overall self-efficacy (1.21 OR, p=0.02); overall support from family (1.14 OR, p=0.02), overall support from friends (1.17 OR, p<0.01). CONCLUSIONS: The associations seen in an ultra-dense Asian city are not too dissimilar those reported in less dense Western cities, but surprisingly neither area walkability, nor area SES, nor most perceived neighborhood characteristics were associated with being in a higher PA category. Having high self-efficacy and social support remain important factors for Hong Kong residents to gain adequate levels of PA.
DescriptionSession: A-22 Free Communication/Poster - Environment, Policy, and Physical Activity (June 2, 2010)
This journal suppl. is proceedings of the 57th ACSM Annual Meeting
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205537
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dc.contributor.authorMacfarlane, DJen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, AKCen_US
dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, Den_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, LHen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, CLKen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-20T03:34:44Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-20T03:34:44Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 57th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and 1st World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®, Baltimore, Md., 1-5 June 2010. In Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2010, v. 42 n. 5, suppl. 1, p. 247en_US
dc.identifier.issn0195-9131-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205537-
dc.descriptionSession: A-22 Free Communication/Poster - Environment, Policy, and Physical Activity (June 2, 2010)-
dc.descriptionThis journal suppl. is proceedings of the 57th ACSM Annual Meeting-
dc.description.abstractPsychosocial factors as well as features of the built environment can be important determinants of our physical activity (PA) habits. Self-efficacy and social support from others, neighbourhoods aesthetics, proximity to commercial destinations and recreational facilities are often correlated with walking for transport, leisure-time PA and total PA. PURPOSE: As most studies have been undertaken in low density Occidental urban areas, the aim was to use an ecological model to examine which characteristics of neighbourhoods common in a high density Asian city might contribute to enhancing the levels of PA of it residents. METHODS: A total of 348 residents were recruited from 32 selected neighborhoods (balance of high/low walkability and high/low socio-economic status, SES), aged 18-65 years (42.2% male). Adopting an ecological model of PA, residents completed a self-report questionnaire on the perceived neighborhood characteristics (NEWS-A); residential housing quality (BEQQ); PA habits (IPAQ-long); psychosocial factors; and perceived health (SF-12). Multinomial logistic regressions determined the ecological factors contributing to the odds of being highly or moderately active vs. low active. RESULTS: In our summary model, (i) three factors were associated with higher odds of being moderately active (v low active): college/university graduate (1.75 Odds Ratio (OR), p=0.02), barriers to PA (1.39 OR, p=0.05); overall self-efficacy (1.21 OR, p<0.01); whilst (ii) four factors were associated with the odds of being highly active (v low active): litter/social disorder (0.56 OR, p=0.05), overall self-efficacy (1.21 OR, p=0.02); overall support from family (1.14 OR, p=0.02), overall support from friends (1.17 OR, p<0.01). CONCLUSIONS: The associations seen in an ultra-dense Asian city are not too dissimilar those reported in less dense Western cities, but surprisingly neither area walkability, nor area SES, nor most perceived neighborhood characteristics were associated with being in a higher PA category. Having high self-efficacy and social support remain important factors for Hong Kong residents to gain adequate levels of PA.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.acsm-msse.org-
dc.relation.ispartofMedicine and Science in Sports and Exerciseen_US
dc.subjectMedical sciences-
dc.subjectSports medicine-
dc.titleKey determinants (Ecological/Environmental Model) associated with being highly or moderately active in Hong Kong residentsen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailMacfarlane, DJ: djmac@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailCerin, E: ecerin@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailHo, D: danielho@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLi, LH: lhli@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLam, CLK: clklam@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityMacfarlane, DJ=rp00934en_US
dc.identifier.authorityCerin, E=rp00890en_US
dc.identifier.authorityHo, D=rp01001en_US
dc.identifier.authorityLi, LH=rp01010en_US
dc.identifier.authorityLam, CLK=rp00350en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1249/01.MSS.0000384315.08469.87-
dc.identifier.hkuros238423en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros171627-
dc.identifier.volume42-
dc.identifier.issue5, suppl. 1-
dc.identifier.spage247-
dc.identifier.epage247-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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