Cardiovascular risk profile: Cross-sectional analysis of motivational determinants, physical fitness and physical activity
Sassen, Barbara × Kok, Gerjo Schaalma, Herman Kiers, Henri Vanhees, Luc #
BMC Public Health vol:10 pages:592
Background: Cardiovascular risk factors are associated with physical fitness and, to a lesser extent, physical activity. Lifestyle interventions directed at enhancing physical fitness in order to decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases should be extended. To enable the development of effective lifestyle interventions for people with cardiovascular risk factors, we investigated motivational, social-cognitive determinants derived from the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) and other relevant social psychological theories, next to physical activity and physical fitness.