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Observatori Català de l'Esport
Physicians' own Physical Activity (PA) and other health-related habits influence PA promotion. The present study identifies the PA level, according to the current PA recommendations and other health-related habits of physicians from the Catalan Medical Council. 2,400 physicians (30 to 55 years) were randomly selected; each received a self-administered mailed questionnaire identifying medical specialization, work setting, health self-perception, body mass index (BMI), PA and smoking habits. 762 physicians responded (52% female). Almost one in two (49.3%) exercised sufficiently, nearly all self-perceived good health, while 80.5% were non-smokers. Almost 6 in 10 males reported overweight or obesity (56.9%) versus 18.2% of females. Active physicians dominated specific groups; (i) aged 45-55 years, (ii) specializing either in primary care or surgery, (iii) working in the private sector, (iv) BMI <25kg/m2, (v) perceiving themselves in good health, or (vi) having free leisure time. Only half of Catalan physicians met current PA recommendations; male physicians were particularly at risk of overweight/obesity. Overweight and under-exercise were associated with private workplaces and positive health perceptions, meaning that it is it is now possible to target inactive and/or overweight Catalan physicians in future interventions.
Objectives: This study describes the prevalence of health-enhancing physical activity and leisure-time physical activity in a Spanish sample and identifies the characteristics of the physically active and inactive populations. Design: A cross-sectional study. Methods: A random sample of 1595 adults (18-70 years old) living in Catalonia, Spain were assessed using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (short version) and categorised according to their physical activity levels. The independent associations between physical activity levels and socio-demographic and health-related variables were investigated. Results: Seventy-seven percent of the population engaged in health-enhancing physical activity. Being a young adult (odds ratio=2.0; 95% confidence interval=1.25-3.21) and having a normal weight (odds ratio=1.46; 95% confidence interval=1.04-2.03) were positively associated with a high health-enhancing physical activity level. Living in a medium-sized town (odds ratio=1.60; 95% confidence interval=1.09-2.35) was positively associated with a moderate health-enhancing physical activity level, whereas being male (odds ratio=0.72; 95% confidence interval=0.53-0.96) odds ratio a middle-aged adult (odds ratio=0.67; 95% confidence interval=0.46-0.97) was negatively associated with a moderate health-enhancing physical activity level. Regarding leisure-time physical activity, 16.1% of the participants were active, 28.3% were lightly active and 55.6% were sedentary. Being male, being a non-smoker, having a normal weight and living with a partner increased the odds of engaging in leisure-time physical activity. Conclusions: Engaging in health-enhancing physical activity is common but not during leisure time, as concluded based on a representative sample of adults from Catalonia, Spain. Being a young adult, having a normal weight odds ratio living in a medium-sized town was positively associated with a high health-enhancing physical activity level, whereas being male odds ratio a middle-aged adult was negatively associated with a moderate health-enhancing physical activity level.
A major challenge for non-profit sports organizations is how to raise resources from their stakeholders. The present article empirically assesses how the management of stakeholders can affect the resources raised by non-profit sports organizations. The moderating effect of particular characteristics of the Board of Directors is also considered. Evidence is obtained by surveying a large sample of sports clubs from Catalonia, Spain. Results indicate how the quality of relations between sports clubs and their external stakeholders relate positively to the financial and non-financial contributions of stakeholders. A club's financial resources are also positively linked to the amount of time its Board of Directors is willing to invest. Our results represent a major contribution to the management of sports clubs, demonstrating that sports organizations should prioritize the management of their external stakeholders.
Evolution of most practiced sports in Catalonia (2005-2014)
This poster shows the licenses’ evolution on Outdoor Sports in Catalonia during the period 2008-2015. Study carried out by the Catalan Sport Observatory.
This poster aims to show the most practised outdoor sports by the population of Catalonia. Likewise, it attempts to describe, in a very simple way, a socio-demographic profile of these outdoor sport participants. Study carried out by the Catalan Sport Observatory.
The last study that Catalan Sport Observatory has produced “The labor market in the context of sport in Catalonia” shows the profile of the people that currently work in the sportmarket, in a disciplinary environment and with a noticeable increase in the last years. The aim of this poster is to show the differential situation between different years of sports graduates.
The Catalan Sport Observatory produced in 2014 a study in order to comprehend the current situation of the sports labour market in Catalonia.
El Observatori Català de l’Esport desarrolló en 2014 un estudio sobre el mercado de trabajo en el contexto del deporte en Cataluña, con el fin de conocer la situación actual, donde se ha constatado la situación diferencial existente entre licenciadas y licenciados en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte