Effects of a Community-Based, Professionally Supervised Intervention on Physical Activity Levels Among Residents of Recife, Brazil

Effects of a Community-Based, Professionally Supervised Intervention on Physical Activity Levels Among Residents of Recife, Brazil

Author Simoes, Eduardo J. Google Scholar
Hallal, Pedro Google Scholar
Pratt, Michael Google Scholar
Ramos, Luiz Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Munk, Marcia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Damascena, Wilson Google Scholar
Perez, Diana Parra Google Scholar
Hoehner, Christine M. Google Scholar
Gilbertz, David Google Scholar
Malta, Deborah Carvalho Google Scholar
Brownson, Ross C. Google Scholar
Institution Ctr Dis Control & Prevent
Univ Fed Pelotas
CDC
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Recife Secretariat Hlth
Washington Univ
Minist Hlth Brazil
Abstract Objectives. We evaluated the effects of a community-based intervention, the Academia da Cidade program (ACP), on increasing leisure-time physical activity among residents of Recife, Brazil.Methods. We used the International Physical Activity Questionnaire to assess leisure-time physical activity and transport physical activity (i.e., activities involved in traveling from place to place) levels in a random sample of 2047 Recife residents surveyed in 2007. We also examined factors related to exposure to ACP (participation in the intervention, residing near an intervention site, hearing about or seeing intervention activities). We estimated prevalence odds ratios (ORs) of moderate to high leisure-time and transport physical activity levels via intervention exposures adjusted for sociodemographic, health, and environmental variables.Results. Prevalence ORs for moderate to high levels of leisure-time physical activity were higher among former (prevalence OR=2.0; 95% confidence interval [CI]=1.0, 3.9) and current (prevalence OR=11.3; 95% CI=3.5, 35.9) intervention participants and those who had heard about or seen an intervention activity (prevalence 013=1.8; 95% CI=1.3, 2.5). Transport physical activity levels were inversely associated with residing near an ACP site.Conclusions. the ACP program appears to be an effective public health strategy to increase population-level physical activity in urban developing settings. (Am J Public Health. 2009;99:68-75. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2008.141978)
Language English
Sponsor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Prevention Research Centers Program
Grant number Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Prevention Research Centers Program: U48/DP000060-02
Date 2009-01-01
Published in American Journal of Public Health. Washington: Amer Public Health Assoc Inc, v. 99, n. 1, p. 68-75, 2009.
ISSN 0090-0036 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Amer Public Health Assoc Inc
Extent 68-75
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2008.141978
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000262241400013
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/31234

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