A model testing factors that influence physical activity for Taiwanese adults with anxiety†
Article first published online: 7 APR 2008
Copyright © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 31, Issue 5, pages 476–489, October 2008
How to Cite
Ma, W.-F., Lane, H.-Y. and Laffrey, S. C. (2008), A model testing factors that influence physical activity for Taiwanese adults with anxiety. Res. Nurs. Health, 31: 476–489. doi: 10.1002/nur.20279
We wish to acknowledge Dr. Gayle M. Timmerman and Dr. Bonnie Rickelman for their help in developing the study design and Dr. Kristopher L. Arheart, the statistician, for helping data analysis.
- Issue published online: 5 SEP 2008
- Article first published online: 7 APR 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 JAN 2008
- mental health;
- physical activity;
- model testing;
The aim of this study was to test a theoretical model of the facilitators and barriers to physical activity for Taiwanese adults with anxiety. Structural equation modeling was used to examine both one-way direct and indirect influences of 11 personal and cognitive-emotional factors on physical activity in this population (N = 239). The final version of the model provided a good fit to the data, with nine variables explaining 23.3% of the variance in physical activity. Perceived life stress events, perceived benefits of activity, and perceived self-efficacy for activity directly influenced physical activity. The results suggest that these variables should be addressed in designing treatment physical activity programs for Taiwanese individuals with anxiety. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 31:476–489, 2008