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Illness, injury, and correlates of aerobic exercise and walking: a community study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2028083     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study explores differences in exercise and walking behavior among subjects who reported temporary or long-term illnesses or injuries serious enough to have limited physical activities. The study is primarily concerned with specifying similarities and differences in correlates of vigorous exercise and walking among illness/injury groups in comparison to a healthy sample. Subjects in the analysis (N = 2,053) were drawn from a multiwave mailed survey of a probability sampling of the adult population residing in households in San Diego, California. Although differences were found in correlates of walking and vigorous exercise among the groups, self-efficacy, the belief that one is able to perform specific activities, was the most powerful and statistically significant correlate of both walking and vigorous exercise among all groups.
Authors:
C R Hofstetter; M F Hovell; C Macera; J F Sallis; V Spry; E Barrington; L Callender; M Hackley; M Rauh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research quarterly for exercise and sport     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0270-1367     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-12     Completed Date:  1991-06-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006373     Medline TA:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Political Science, San Diego State University, CA 92182.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Analysis of Variance
California
Chronic Disease / psychology*
Exercise*
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Questionnaires
Walking / psychology*
Wounds and Injuries / psychology*

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