Ornwanya Poomsrikaew Funded Projects
Social-Cognitive Factors and Exercise Behavior among Thais: An Application of the Health Action Process Approach Model
Funding Source: UIC College of Nursing, Seth D. Rosen Graduate Student Research Award
Dates: 5/01/10– 4/30/11
Abstract: Purpose: To (1) explore the relationship between social-cognitive factors and exercise behavior, and (2) examine the effect of age and gender (moderators) on the direction or strength of the relationship between social-cognitive factors (independent variables) and exercise behavior (dependent variable.)
Design: Cross-sectional study will be used in the study.
Sample and setting: A convenience sample who are (1) 18 years of age or older (2) able to read Thai, and (3) alert and oriented will be recruited from two Divisions of Civil Registration and Identification Card at Udonthani Municipality, and Udonthani District Office in Thailand. Six hundred and five subjects will be recruited.
Method: Self-administrated questionnaires will be used to obtain data at one point in time.
Implications: Understanding the influences of social-cognitive factors on exercise behavior is vitally important in developing public education exercise programs, reducing heart attack risk factors of the Thai people, and guiding future research.