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dc.contributor.authorZwolinsky, S.
dc.contributor.authorMcKenna, J.
dc.contributor.authorPringle, Andy
dc.contributor.authorDaly-Smith, A.
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, S.
dc.contributor.authorWhite, A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-22T15:47:12Z
dc.date.available2020-07-22T15:47:12Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-01
dc.identifier.citationZwolinsky, S., McKenna, J., Pringle, A., Daly-Smith, A., Robertson, S. and White, A., (2016). 'Supporting lifestyle risk reduction: promoting men’s health through professional football'. Soccer & Society, 17(2), pp. 183-195.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1466-0970
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14660970.2015.1082767
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625043
dc.description.abstractFor men, unhealthy lifestyle behaviours including physical inactivity, a poor diet, smoking and excess alcohol represent major, modifiable causes of non-communicable disease worldwide. Innovative approaches that seek to overcome the barriers that men experience when attempting to deploy more self-care to manage these behaviours are required. This study assessed the outcomes of a 12-week men’s health promotion intervention delivered in and by professional football clubs. Data comprised self-reports from 1667 men aged 18–75 years from 16 English Premier League and Championship football clubs. A multinomial logistic regression model estimated the probability of self-reporting a number of baseline lifestyle risk factors compared to a reference group with none. Wilcoxon signed-rank tests assessed differences in lifestyle risk profiles. Over 85% of participants presented with multiple risk factors. Men aged ≥35 years were least likely to present all four risk factors (OR: 0.45, 95% CI: 0.23–0.88), whereas unemployed men (OR: 3.64, 95% CI: 1.78–7.51) and those with no social support network (OR: 5.10, 95% CI: 2.44–10.50) were most likely to self-report all four lifestyle risks. The prevalence of risk factors was significantly reduced post-intervention (z = −7.488, p < 0.001, r = −0.13), indicating a positive effect, and potential public health significance. Findings show that men can respond positively to behaviourally-focused interventions delivered in familiar and local settings, like professional football clubs.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFA Premier Leagueen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14660970.2015.1082767?journalCode=fsas20en_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://eprints.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/1863/en_US
dc.subjectmen, health, lifestyle, self-care, health intervention, football cluben_US
dc.titleSupporting lifestyle risk reduction: promoting men’s health through professional footballen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1743-9590
dc.contributor.departmentLeeds Beckett Universityen_US
dc.identifier.journalSoccer and Societyen_US
dc.identifier.pii10.1080/14660970.2015.1082767
dc.source.journaltitleSoccer & Society
dc.source.volume17
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage183
dc.source.endpage195
dcterms.dateAccepted2015
dc.author.detail787106en_US


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