Community-based physical activity interventions among women: a systematic review.
Bottom Line: Review and assess the effectiveness of community-based physical activity interventions among women aged 18-65 years.There was no evidence, on the basis of effectiveness, for social cognitive theory-based interventions and inconclusive evidence of effectiveness for the rest of interventions.There is insufficient evidence to assess the effectiveness of community-based interventions for enhancing physical activity among women.
Affiliation: Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.Show MeSH
Mentions: Overall, the initial search identified 2110 publications. After deduplication, 1218 relevant articles remained. At first the screening of titles led to 315 potentially relevant articles. The abstract content of all 315 studies were then screened and finally 53 articles remained, which had inclusion and exclusion criteria of systematic review on the basis of titles and abstracts assessment. The full text of the 25 studies were included for details assessment, resulting in 16 articles being excluded (figure 1). The reasons for exclusion were irrelevant outcomes for this review (n=5), PA interventions without evaluation (n=4), non-community-based intervention (n=2), involvement of disease-state populations and participants who were more than 65 years of age in the study (n=3), publication of two similar articles in different journals (n=1) and the use convenience sampling (n=1).
Affiliation: Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.