Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420


Nazaruk D

Nazaruk D
Primary Care, General Practice and Public Health,
Statesboro, Georgia

  • Research Article
    The Determinants of Strength Training in Rural Women, Ages 20-44 Years: A Qualitative Study
    Author(s): Nazaruk D, Tedders SH, Alfonso ML and Vogel LRNazaruk D, Tedders SH, Alfonso ML and Vogel LR

    Despite multiple health benefits of strength training, it is reported that only 14.7% of American women engage in the recommended amount of physical activity. Whereas the potential negative consequences of not exercising are well documented, there is a scarcity of literature that investigates the determinants of strength training in rural women. In-depth interviews were utilized to identify the perceptions, knowledge, motivation, and skills regarding strength training. Fifteen women from four target counties participated in this qualitative study. The study was guided by Self-determination Theory. Results indicated that factors such as the lack of knowledge about strength training, the lack of skills, the history of sports participation and the perceived effect of strength training on a woman’s appearance can possibly explain some of the reasons for low strength training partici.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000312

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