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Original Article
The Effects of a Walking Leader Program on Walking Knowledge and Self-efficacy
Chang Hyun Lee, Young Im Kim, Souk Young Kim
Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing 2014;21(2):178-187.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2010.21.2.178
Published online: April 4, 2014

1Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, JeJu National University, Korea.

2Professor, Department of Nursing , Korea National Open University, Korea.

3Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, EulJi University, Korea.

• Received: February 10, 2010   • Revised: June 14, 2010   • Accepted: June 17, 2010

© 2010 Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing

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  • Purpose
    The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of a walking leader program on changes in walking knowledge and self-efficacy.
  • Methods
    The subjects were 276 participants who participated in the nationwide walking leader program 9 times from May to September in 2008. Data were collected before and after the program by an organized questionnaire.
  • Results
    1) Knowledge related to walking exercise increased significantly to 4.14 point from 2.90 point after the program (t=-20.70, p<.001). 2) Self-efficacy related to walking exercise increased significantly to 4.08 point from 3.40 point after the program (t=13.93, p<.001). 3) Significant factors that affected knowledge and self efficacy before the program were regular exercise and subjective health status. The history of chronic disease and smoking were significantly affecting factors to knowledge and self-efficacy after the program.
  • Conclusion
    The walking leader program promoted the participants' walking knowledge and self-efficacy. It is necessary to develop more specific programs tailored to socio-demographic characteristics of participants and to make efforts to increase participants with active public information.
Table 1
Knowledge and Self Efficacy by General Characteristics (Pretest) (N=276)
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Note: Except missing variables.

Table 2
Knowledge and Self Efficacy by Health Behavior (Pretest) (N=276)
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Table 3
Changes in Knowledge between Pretest and Posttest (N=276)
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Table 4
Changes in Self Efficacy between Pre and Post test (N=276)
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Table 5
Factors Influencing Walking Knowledge before and after Program
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Table 6
Factors Influencing Self Efficacy before and after Program
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