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Religiosity, self-efficacy for exercise, and african american women.
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PMID:  20842529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Physical inactivity among African American women persists despite health promotion efforts targeting this population. In the African American faith community, thinking patterns related to personal versus divine control over health status could affect self-efficacy beliefs and physical activity behavior. Religiosity, a determinate of self-efficacy for exercise, is influenced by culture. This exploratory pilot study assessed the psychometric properties and relevance of selected study instruments and relationships among the study variables in African American women recruited through a rural church. Findings indicated a trend toward significance among study variables and that the God Locus of Health Control and Physical Exercise Self-Efficacy Scales were reliable for capturing attitudes about ability to engage in physical activity and religiosity in this sample. Six of the twenty-five women recruited failed to complete the Stanford Brief Activity Survey for Work and Leisure Time Activity correctly, suggesting the need to revise instructions prior to future instrument administration.
Bridget K Robinson; Mona Newsome Wicks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of religion and health     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1573-6571     ISO Abbreviation:  J Relig Health     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985199R     Medline TA:  J Relig Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  854-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Nursing, University of South Alabama, 307N. University Blvd, Mobile, AL, 36688, USA,
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