The purposes of the study were to explore the relationship of demographic factors and exercise behavior between participants and non-participants in a Community Fitness Test Program. Five sessions of the health fitness test were provided in 12 neighborhoods in An-Nan District, Tainan City. The information of participant’s demographic characteristics and exercise behavior was also collected by a questionnaire. For those who did not participate in the test, 330 samples were randomly select from the same area. Face-to-face interviews were administered to collect their demographic data and exercise behaviors. Female, middle-aged or the elderly, being sedentary work types, and participating more in light, moderate, or strength exercise were more likely to undertake the fitness test. Non-participants were male, less than 44 years old, labor work and those less engaged in exercise. It was concluded that there are differences of demographic factors and exercise behavior between participants and non-participants. The results of this study can be used to develop advanced fitness programs in the community.
|Translated title of the contribution||Health Fitness Test in a Community: Comparing Demographic and Exercise Behavioral Characteristics of Participants and Non-Participants|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Journal||臺灣家庭醫學雜誌 ＝ Taiwan Journal of Family Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Dec 1|