Assessing transcultural validity of the transtheoretical model with Chinese Americans and physical activity

Wei Chen Tung, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Transtheoretical model has shown promise in promoting adoption and maintenance of physical activity and was used to guide this study. A cross-sectional design with snowball sampling was applied to recruit 201 Chinese Americans. Self-efficacy scores were significantly higher for participants in maintenance than those in precontemplation. There were no significant differences in perceived benefits and barriers in different stages. The transtheoretical model partially applied to the participants for whom the reinforcement of self-efficacy is more important than emphasizing the benefits or decreasing the barriers to regular physical activity. Cultural issues may play a critical role and should be further investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-295
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

Fingerprint

Asian Americans
Self Efficacy
Maintenance
Exercise
Reinforcement (Psychology)
Study Guide

Keywords

  • Chinese American
  • Nursing
  • Physical activity
  • Transtheoretical model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

Cite this

Assessing transcultural validity of the transtheoretical model with Chinese Americans and physical activity. / Tung, Wei Chen; Hsu, Chiu-Hsieh.

In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol. 20, No. 3, 07.2009, p. 286-295.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{b2f94288680540f7bae2325e0152844f,
title = "Assessing transcultural validity of the transtheoretical model with Chinese Americans and physical activity",
abstract = "Transtheoretical model has shown promise in promoting adoption and maintenance of physical activity and was used to guide this study. A cross-sectional design with snowball sampling was applied to recruit 201 Chinese Americans. Self-efficacy scores were significantly higher for participants in maintenance than those in precontemplation. There were no significant differences in perceived benefits and barriers in different stages. The transtheoretical model partially applied to the participants for whom the reinforcement of self-efficacy is more important than emphasizing the benefits or decreasing the barriers to regular physical activity. Cultural issues may play a critical role and should be further investigated.",
keywords = "Chinese American, Nursing, Physical activity, Transtheoretical model",
author = "Tung, {Wei Chen} and Chiu-Hsieh Hsu",
year = "2009",
month = "7",
doi = "10.1177/1043659609334929",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "20",
pages = "286--295",
journal = "Journal of Transcultural Nursing",
issn = "1043-6596",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Assessing transcultural validity of the transtheoretical model with Chinese Americans and physical activity

AU - Tung, Wei Chen

AU - Hsu, Chiu-Hsieh

PY - 2009/7

Y1 - 2009/7

N2 - Transtheoretical model has shown promise in promoting adoption and maintenance of physical activity and was used to guide this study. A cross-sectional design with snowball sampling was applied to recruit 201 Chinese Americans. Self-efficacy scores were significantly higher for participants in maintenance than those in precontemplation. There were no significant differences in perceived benefits and barriers in different stages. The transtheoretical model partially applied to the participants for whom the reinforcement of self-efficacy is more important than emphasizing the benefits or decreasing the barriers to regular physical activity. Cultural issues may play a critical role and should be further investigated.

AB - Transtheoretical model has shown promise in promoting adoption and maintenance of physical activity and was used to guide this study. A cross-sectional design with snowball sampling was applied to recruit 201 Chinese Americans. Self-efficacy scores were significantly higher for participants in maintenance than those in precontemplation. There were no significant differences in perceived benefits and barriers in different stages. The transtheoretical model partially applied to the participants for whom the reinforcement of self-efficacy is more important than emphasizing the benefits or decreasing the barriers to regular physical activity. Cultural issues may play a critical role and should be further investigated.

KW - Chinese American

KW - Nursing

KW - Physical activity

KW - Transtheoretical model

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=67650494812&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=67650494812&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/1043659609334929

DO - 10.1177/1043659609334929

M3 - Article

C2 - 19376963

AN - SCOPUS:67650494812

VL - 20

SP - 286

EP - 295

JO - Journal of Transcultural Nursing

JF - Journal of Transcultural Nursing

SN - 1043-6596

IS - 3

ER -