Diverging paths in physical activity and sports participation (Health Promoting Sports Club, HPSC) cohort study: research data 2013-2023

Aira, Tuula; Kokko, Sami; Villberg, Jari. (2023). Diverging paths in physical activity and sports participation (Health Promoting Sports Club, HPSC) cohort study: research data 2013-2023. V. 12.1.2023. University of Jyväskylä. https://doi.org/10.17011/jyx/dataset/92452.

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All authorsAira, Tuula; Kokko, Sami; Villberg, Jari

FundersMinistry of Education and CultureMinistry of Social Affairs and Health



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Publication year2023

URN identifier in original repositoryhttp://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-202312218446

DOI identifier in original repositoryhttps://doi.org/10.17011/jyx/dataset/92452

URN identifier in JYXhttp://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-202312218446

DOI identifier in JYXhttps://doi.org/10.17011/jyx/dataset/92452

Description of the dataset

DescriptionDiverging paths in physical activity and sports participation (Health Promoting Sports Club, HPSC) is a Finnish cohort study in which different patterns of physical activity (maintaining, decreasing, and increasing activity) and sports club participation (maintainers, non-participants, drop-outs, and sports club joiners) are identified. The study also examines the determinants and correlates of these change patterns (in relation to e.g. life events, health behaviour, and health), and further, the health outcomes of the patterns. The study started in years 2013/2014, when the study participants were at mean age 15 years, and especially comparisons between the sports club participants with their non-participating peers were made. Moreover, the health promotion activity of the sports clubs have been examined from the view of young people and also assessed by coaches and club officials.

The study data consist of surveys, accelerometer measurements and health examinations (medical screening recordings from physicians, results from pulmonary function tests and resting blood samples), as well as physical activity and sleep diaries. At baseline, the participants were recruited through schools (n=100) and
sports clubs (n=156) from the six largest cities in Finland, plus surrounding communities.


Free keywordsphysical activity; exercise; sedentary behaviour; sports club; health promotion; health; health education; health behaviour; cardiometabolic risk factors; adolescents; young adults; sports medicine; cholesterol; blood pressure; blood glucose

Keywords (YSO)physical activitymovingphysical trainingphysical hobbiessports medicinesports and exercise clubssports clubsphysical training injurieshealthhealth promotionhealth educationhealth behaviourcompetitive sportsyoung peopleyoung adultscholesterolblood pressureblood sugar

Fields of science315 Sport and fitness sciences316 Nursing319 Other medical sciences

Follow-up groupsHealth Promotion and Health Education (Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences LTK, SPORT) TERSchool of Wellbeing (University of Jyväskylä JYU) JYU.Well

Do you deal with data concerning special categories of personal data in your research?Yes

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