Effects of action planning and coping planning within the theory of planned behaviour: a physical activity study of patients undergoing hemodialysis

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Objective: Patients on dialysis have low physical activity levels. The aim of the study was to examine the validity of action planning and coping planning within the theory of planned behaviour framework, for predicting physical activity behaviour of patients on hemodialysis.
Methods: One hundred and forty four patients who were undergoing emodialysis were selected from dialysis centers. The mean age of the patients was 56.61 (SD= 11.38) years. The patients completed a questionnaire including variables from the theory of planned behaviour, action planning and coping planning. Physical activity was prospectively assessed at 4-weeks with the validated International Physical Activity Questionnaire self-report measure. A hierarchical
regression analysis was performed to examine the effects of action planning and coping planning on physical activity behaviour.
Results: There was a main effect for coping planning but not for action planning. Moreover, the analyses resulted in a significant amount of incremental variance accounted for by the interaction of coping planning and intention.
Conclusion: Results suggest the combination of high levels of coping planning and intention is associated with increases in physical activity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPsychology of Sport and Exercise
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)609-614
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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