Article

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

Citation

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

Abstract
Objective 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). Design 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. Data sources 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. Results 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

Journal
British Journal of Sports Medicine: Volume 54, Issue 20

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2020
Publication date online28/02/2020
Date accepted by journal16/01/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30901
ISSN0306-3674
eISSN1473-0480