Perceived barriers to community-based health promotion program participation.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
OBJECTIVES: To examine barriers and self-efficacy relative to attendance at a cardiovascular risk reduction program. METHODS: Subjects (N=161) represented 3 levels of program participation: full, minimum, and none. Survey scales for barriers to attendance and health behavior change, food security, and self-efficacy for nutrition and physical activity were administered. RESULTS: Minimum and no-exposure participants perceived significantly more barriers to attendance than did the full-exposure participants (P<0.05); barriers to health behavior change were not significantly different. Self-efficacy for nutrition and physical activity were not significantly different among the groups. CONCLUSIONS: Health promotion programs need to consider anytime, any place modes of program delivery to address "program day and time" and "no time to attend" barriers perceived by target audiences.
- Gatewood, JG; Litchfield, RE; Ryan, SJ; Geadelmann, JDM; Pendergast, JF; Ullom, KK
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- 32 / 3
Start / End Page
- 260 - 271
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