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dc.contributor.authorKaasalainen, Karoliina
dc.contributor.authorKasila, Kirsti
dc.contributor.authorVillberg, Jari
dc.contributor.authorKomulainen, Jyrki
dc.contributor.authorPoskiparta, Marita
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-31T11:44:18Z
dc.date.available2014-01-31T11:44:18Z
dc.date.issued2013fi
dc.identifier.citationKaasalainen, K., Kasila, K., Villberg, J., Komulainen, J., & Poskiparta, M. (2013). A cross-sectional study of low physical fitness, self-rated fitness and psychosocial factors in a sample of Finnish 18- to 64-year-old men. <em>BMC Public Health</em>, 13 (1113), 1-10. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-1113">doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1113</a> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/13/1113">http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/13/1113</a>fi
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_59985
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/42901
dc.description.abstractBackground. The biological risk factors of inactivity and poor cardiorespiratory fitness are well established. However, risk groups are hard to reach and they may have misperceptions of their need for change. This study explored self-ratings of physical fitness (PF) and the relationship between objectively estimated physical fitness (PFI) and psychosocial factors among Finnish men of working-age. Methods. Cross-sectional data on 899 Finnish men (aged 18–64) were collected in 2011. Health- related physical fitness was evaluated with a physical fitness index calculated from the results of selected fitness tests. The men were subsequently classified into three groups: low, moderate and high PFI. Psychosocial factors and self-rated fitness were elicited in the questionnaire. The data were analysed with crosstabulations, chi square-test and logistic regression analysis. Results. One-fifth of the participants had low PFI. Forty-five per cent of the low-fit middle-aged (35–49 years) men self-reported poor PF, while 80 per cent of the younger (18–34 years) low-fit men self-reported moderate or good PF. The health benefits and recommended dose of physical activity were well known in all the PFI categories. The low-fit men were health conscious, but lacked adequate exercise skills, self-efficacy and social support. However, logistic regressions revealed that, in the younger men, likelihood of better knowledge was not related to higher PFI. Among the 50-to-64-year-old men, high PFI was not associated with a higher social support. Conclusions. Poor exercise skills, self-efficacy and social support were related to low PFI. Physical activity promotion for low-fit men should take into account age differences in the relationship between psychosocial factors and physical fitness. Thus, new and effective ways to establish social support and motivation for physical activity among low-fit men in all working-age groups are needed. Further research is also warranted on whether estimation of PFI could be used as a practical health counselling tool.fi
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBioMed Central
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBMC Public Health
dc.relation.urihttp://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcpublichealth/
dc.subject.otherFyysinen kuntofi
dc.subject.otherfyysinen aktiivisuusfi
dc.subject.othermotivaatiofi
dc.subject.otherpsykososiaaliset tekijätfi
dc.subject.otherkeski-ikäisetfi
dc.subject.othermiehetfi
dc.subject.otherPhysical fitnessfi
dc.subject.otherPhysical activityfi
dc.subject.otherMotivationfi
dc.subject.otherPsychosocial factorsfi
dc.subject.otherMiddle-agedfi
dc.subject.otherMenfi
dc.titleA cross-sectional study of low physical fitness, self-rated fitness and psychosocial factors in a sample of Finnish 18- to 64-year-old menfi
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201401311169
dc.contributor.laitosTerveystieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Health Sciencesen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2014-01-31T04:30:04Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange1-10
dc.relation.issn1471-2458
dc.relation.numberinseries1113
dc.relation.volume13
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
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dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1186/1471-2458-13-1113


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