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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/323931
Title:
Physical activity and awareness in breast screening attendees in Black Country, UK
Authors:
Lahart, I. M.; Reichl, C.; Metsios, G. S.; Nevill, Alan M.; Carmichael, A. R.
Abstract:
This study aimed to determine the physical activity levels and awareness of the influence of physical activity and overweight/obesity on breast cancer risk among NHS breast screening programme (NHSBSP) attendees. One hundred and eighty-eight (white British = 95%; post-menopausal = 80%) attendees completed a demographic and anthropometric data questionnaire, International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and awareness of breast cancer risk factors questionnaire. IPAQ data were reported as continuous measures (MET-min·week−1) and as categorical variables (low, moderate and high activities). The highest median physical activity levels were reported in the domestic physical activity domain (756 MET-min·week−1). Most participants were categorized as ‘moderately active’ (45%), while 30% were classified in the ‘high activity’ and 25% as ‘low activity’ categories. Almost a third of participants (30%) reported no leisure-time physical activity and 83% reported no vigorous physical activity. There was high awareness of the effects of physical activity (75%) and obesity (80%) on breast cancer risk. No significant differences were found between physical activity categories and awareness that physical activity can reduce breast cancer risk (p > 0.05). However, compared with moderate and high activity categories, participants in the ‘low activity’ category were significantly more likely to respond that they thought they achieved recommended physical activity levels (p < 0.05). Participants who are unaware of their inadequate physical activity levels may have a less positive intention to increase physical activity levels. Practical strategies aimed to increase knowledge of the recommended physical activity guidelines and facilitate the achievement of these guidelines may be required for NHSBSP attendees.
Citation:
Physical activity and awareness in breast screening attendees in Black Country, UK 2014 Health Promotion International
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Health Promotion International
Issue Date:
10-Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/323931
DOI:
10.1093/heapro/dau053
Additional Links:
http://www.heapro.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/doi/10.1093/heapro/dau053
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0957-4824; 1460-2245
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorLahart, I. M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorReichl, C.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMetsios, G. S.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarmichael, A. R.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-29T14:13:06Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-29T14:13:06Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-10-
dc.identifier.citationPhysical activity and awareness in breast screening attendees in Black Country, UK 2014 Health Promotion Internationalen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0957-4824-
dc.identifier.issn1460-2245-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/heapro/dau053-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/323931-
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to determine the physical activity levels and awareness of the influence of physical activity and overweight/obesity on breast cancer risk among NHS breast screening programme (NHSBSP) attendees. One hundred and eighty-eight (white British = 95%; post-menopausal = 80%) attendees completed a demographic and anthropometric data questionnaire, International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and awareness of breast cancer risk factors questionnaire. IPAQ data were reported as continuous measures (MET-min·week−1) and as categorical variables (low, moderate and high activities). The highest median physical activity levels were reported in the domestic physical activity domain (756 MET-min·week−1). Most participants were categorized as ‘moderately active’ (45%), while 30% were classified in the ‘high activity’ and 25% as ‘low activity’ categories. Almost a third of participants (30%) reported no leisure-time physical activity and 83% reported no vigorous physical activity. There was high awareness of the effects of physical activity (75%) and obesity (80%) on breast cancer risk. No significant differences were found between physical activity categories and awareness that physical activity can reduce breast cancer risk (p > 0.05). However, compared with moderate and high activity categories, participants in the ‘low activity’ category were significantly more likely to respond that they thought they achieved recommended physical activity levels (p < 0.05). Participants who are unaware of their inadequate physical activity levels may have a less positive intention to increase physical activity levels. Practical strategies aimed to increase knowledge of the recommended physical activity guidelines and facilitate the achievement of these guidelines may be required for NHSBSP attendees.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.heapro.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/doi/10.1093/heapro/dau053en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Health Promotion Internationalen_GB
dc.subjectbreast screeningen_GB
dc.subjectphysical activitiesen_GB
dc.subjectobesityen_GB
dc.titlePhysical activity and awareness in breast screening attendees in Black Country, UKen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalHealth Promotion Internationalen_GB
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