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Article: Contextual barriers to lifestyle physical activity interventions in HONG KONG

TitleContextual barriers to lifestyle physical activity interventions in HONG KONG
Authors
KeywordsActive transport
Humidity
Stair climbing
Temperature
Walking
Issue Date2008
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.acsm-msse.org
Citation
Medicine And Science In Sports And Exercise, 2008, v. 40 n. 5, p. 965-971 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: Increased lifestyle physical activity, for instance, use of active transport, is a current public health target. Active transport interventions that target stair climbing are consistently successful in English-speaking populations yet unsuccessful in Hong Kong. We report two further studies on active transport in the Hong Kong Chinese. Methods: Pedestrians on a mass transit escalator system (study 1) and in an air-conditioned shopping mall (study 2) were encouraged to take the stairs for their cardiovascular health by point-of-choice prompts. Observers coded sex, age, and walking on the mass transit system, with the additional variables of presence of children and bags coded in the shopping mall. In the first study, a 1-wk baseline was followed by 4 wk of intervention (N = 76,710) whereas in the second study (shopping mall) a 2-wk baseline was followed by a 2-wk intervention period (N = 18,257). Results: A small but significant increase in stair climbing (+0.29%) on the mass transit system contrasted with no significant changes in the shopping mall (+0.09%). The active transport of walking on the mass transit system was reduced at higher rates of humidity and temperature, with steeper slopes for the effects of climate variables in men than in women. Conclusions: These studies confirm that lifestyle physical activity interventions do not have universal application. The context in which the behavior occurs (e.g., climate) may act as a barrier to active transport. © 2008 by the American College of Sports Medicine.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87866
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.041
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.007
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dc.contributor.authorEves, FFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMasters, RSWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcmanus, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, Pen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWhite, MJen_HK
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dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationMedicine And Science In Sports And Exercise, 2008, v. 40 n. 5, p. 965-971en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0195-9131en_HK
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dc.description.abstractPurpose: Increased lifestyle physical activity, for instance, use of active transport, is a current public health target. Active transport interventions that target stair climbing are consistently successful in English-speaking populations yet unsuccessful in Hong Kong. We report two further studies on active transport in the Hong Kong Chinese. Methods: Pedestrians on a mass transit escalator system (study 1) and in an air-conditioned shopping mall (study 2) were encouraged to take the stairs for their cardiovascular health by point-of-choice prompts. Observers coded sex, age, and walking on the mass transit system, with the additional variables of presence of children and bags coded in the shopping mall. In the first study, a 1-wk baseline was followed by 4 wk of intervention (N = 76,710) whereas in the second study (shopping mall) a 2-wk baseline was followed by a 2-wk intervention period (N = 18,257). Results: A small but significant increase in stair climbing (+0.29%) on the mass transit system contrasted with no significant changes in the shopping mall (+0.09%). The active transport of walking on the mass transit system was reduced at higher rates of humidity and temperature, with steeper slopes for the effects of climate variables in men than in women. Conclusions: These studies confirm that lifestyle physical activity interventions do not have universal application. The context in which the behavior occurs (e.g., climate) may act as a barrier to active transport. © 2008 by the American College of Sports Medicine.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.acsm-msse.orgen_HK
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dc.rightsMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Copyright © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.en_HK
dc.subjectActive transporten_HK
dc.subjectHumidityen_HK
dc.subjectStair climbingen_HK
dc.subjectTemperatureen_HK
dc.subjectWalkingen_HK
dc.titleContextual barriers to lifestyle physical activity interventions in HONG KONGen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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