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The Start2Bike program is effective in increasing health-enhancing physical activity: a controlled study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, June 2017
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Title
The Start2Bike program is effective in increasing health-enhancing physical activity: a controlled study
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BMC Public Health, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4523-1
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Linda Ooms, Cindy Veenhof, Dinny H. de Bakker

Abstract

The sports club is seen as a new relevant setting to promote health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) among inactive population groups. Little is known about the effectiveness of strategies and activities implemented in the sports club setting on increasing HEPA levels. This study investigated the effects of Start2Bike, a six-week training program for inactive adults and adult novice cyclers, on HEPA levels of participants in the Netherlands. To measure physical activity, the Short QUestionnaire to ASsess Health-enhancing physical activity was used (SQUASH). Start2Bike participants were measured at baseline, six weeks and six months. A matched control group was measured at baseline and six months. The main outcome measure was whether participants met the Dutch Norm for Health-enhancing Physical Activity (DNHPA: 30 min of moderate-intensity activity on five days a week); Fit-norm (20 min of vigorous-intensity activity on three days a week); and Combi-norm (meeting the DNHPA and/or Fit-norm). Other outcome measures included: total minutes of physical activity per week; and minutes of physical activity per week per domain and intensity category. Statistical analyses consisted of McNemar tests and paired t-tests (within-group changes); and multiple logistic and linear regression analyses (between-group changes). In the Start2Bike group, compliance with Dutch physical activity norms increased significantly, both after six weeks and six months. Control group members did not alter their physical activity behavior. Between-group analyses showed that participants in the Start2Bike group were more likely to meet the Fit-norm at the six-month measurement compared to the control group (odds ratio = 2.5; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.1-5.8, p = 0.03). This was due to the Start2Bike participants spending on average 193 min/week more in vigorous-intensity activities (b = 193; 95% CI = 94-293, p < 0.001) and 130 min/week more in sports activities (b = 130; 95% CI = 82-178, p < 0.001) than control group members. Start2Bike positively influences HEPA levels of participants by increasing participation in sport. A relatively short sporting program, offered by a sports club, can be used to encourage less active people to engage in and continue sport at HEPA levels. Overall, sport can contribute to health through increased HEPA and the sports club can serve as a setting to stimulate this.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 35 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 4 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Master 3 9%
Professor 2 6%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 14 40%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 7 20%
Social Sciences 3 9%
Psychology 2 6%
Engineering 2 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 14 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 August 2017.
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#6,262,045
of 11,648,047 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#4,761
of 8,011 outputs
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#112,616
of 264,703 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#114
of 182 outputs
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