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Determinants of physical activity and adherence to a 24-week home-based walking program in African American and Caucasian women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12754729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purposes of this study were to: (a) identify which determinants of physical activity among African American and Caucasian women predict adherence to a 24-week home-based walking program; and (b) explore differences between African American and Caucasian women. Participants were 153 working women who were sedentary at leisure. The program included an exercise prescription, instructions, and support. Background determinants included demographics, previous exercise experience, and social role influences. Intrapersonal determinants (self-efficacy, self-determinism) were measured at baseline and 24 weeks. Adherence was measured with heart rate monitors and logs. Adherence was significantly higher in Caucasians, those with less previous exercise experience, and those with higher self-efficacy. Findings suggest that adherence to a walking program is influenced by multiple factors including background and intrapersonal determinants of physical activity.
JoEllen Wilbur; Arlene Michaels Miller; Peggy Chandler; Judith McDevitt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in nursing & health     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0160-6891     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Nurs Health     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-19     Completed Date:  2003-07-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806136     Medline TA:  Res Nurs Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-24     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 26: 213-224, 2003
Department of Public Health, Mental Health and Administrative Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / psychology
European Continental Ancestry Group / psychology
Middle Aged
Models, Psychological
Multivariate Analysis
Patient Compliance*
Regression Analysis
Self Efficacy*
Socioeconomic Factors
United States
Grant Support

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