Results of Walking in Faith: A Faith-Based Physical Activity Program for Clergy

Benjamin L. Webb, Melissa J. Bopp

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Abstract

Clergy are disproportionately affected by obesity and chronic disease. Physical activity (PA) offers a viable option for addressing the health of clergy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a culturally tailored PA program for clergy. Clergy (N = 44) were randomly assigned to an intervention group or wait-list control group. Baseline and follow-up measures included PA behavior and psychosocial measures. Analyses revealed a significant effect of the intervention on sedentary behavior, PA behavior, self-efficacy for PA, and outcome expectations for PA. Culturally tailored PA programs could potentially influence PA behavior and psychosocial mediators of PA among clergy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-574
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)
  • Religious studies

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