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Effects of engaging in mass participation sporting events on physical activity behaviour: a systematic review

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posted on 2023-05-16, 09:23 authored by Zoe McVinnie, Carolyn PlateauCarolyn Plateau, Aoife Lane, Niamh Murphy, Clare StevinsonClare Stevinson

Mass participation sports event (MPSE)s have been identified as a potential referral pathway for engaging inactive patients in regular physical activity. This study aimed to review evidence of physical activity behaviour and associated health-related outcomes of engaging in MPSEs among the general population. A systematic review was performed of quantitative studies that examined the relationship between MPSEs and physical activity behaviour or secondary outcomes (e.g. physical activity motivation or confidence, physical or mental health) or any intervention to maintain physical activity following MPSEs. Search methods included searching five electronic databases and checking reference lists. Methodological quality was assessed using the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool. A total of 2079 papers were identified, 142 were independently assessed for eligibility and 39 were included. Data from prospective cohort studies suggested that levels of physical activity achieved in training for MPSEs tended to drop in the months after, but increases were reported in some studies of novice participants. Interventions involving health promotion materials provided post-event led to small increases in physical activity. Perceived benefits of participating in MPSEs included physical and mental health, fitness, self-efficacy and social connections. Existing evidence suggests that MPSEs can act as a motivator to initiate exercise in preparation for the event, but there is limited evidence on how best to sustain physical activity post-event. Given the short duration of most studies, longer prospective analyses are needed to delineate patterns of habitual and event-related activity and account for seasonal effects.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Health Promotion International

Volume

38

Issue

2

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Health Promotion International following peer review. The version of record Zoe McVinnie, Carolyn R Plateau, Aoife Lane, Niamh Murphy, Clare Stevinson, Effects of engaging in mass participation sporting events on physical activity behaviour,: a systematic review, Health Promotion International, Volume 38, Issue 2, April 2023, daad018, https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daad018 is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daad018.

Publication date

2023-03-23

Copyright date

2023

ISSN

0957-4824

eISSN

1460-2245

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Clare Stevinson. Deposit date: 15 May 2023

Article number

daad018

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