Sharp P, Spence JC, Bottorff JL, Oliffe JL, Hunt K, Vis Dunbar M & Caperchione CM (2020) One small step for man, one giant leap for men's health: A meta-analysis of behaviour change interventions to increase men's physical activity. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 54 (20), pp. 1208-1216. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2019-100912
To determine the effects of behaviour change interventions on men’s physical activity (postintervention), sustained change in physical activity behaviour (≥12 months postintervention) and to identify variations in effects due to potential moderating variables (eg, theoretical underpinning, gender-tailored, contact frequency).
Systematic review with meta-analysis. Pooled effect size (Cohen’s d) was calculated assuming a random-effects model. Homogeneity and subsequent exploratory moderator analyses were assessed using Q, T2 and I2.
Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, SportDiscus and Web of Science to April 2019.
Eligibility criteria for selected studies
Randomised control trials of behaviour change interventions in men (≥18 years) where physical activity was an outcome and data were from men-only studies or disaggregated by sex.
Twenty-six articles described 24 eligible studies. The overall mean intervention effect on men’s physical activity was 0.35 (SE=0.05; 95% CI 0.26 to 0.45; p
British Journal of Sports Medicine: Volume 54, Issue 20
|Publication date online||05/02/2020|
|Date accepted by journal||16/01/2020|