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Self-perception and attitude toward physical activity in overweight/obese adolescents: the "martial fitness" study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23286421     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This randomized, placebo-exercise controlled trial found that 6-months of Kung Fu training improved enjoyment of physical activity more than the placebo-exercise intervention, while both groups improved perceptions of behavioral conduct and changed strategies for physical activity. Importantly, family support for physical activity declined in subjects who had more visits to health care professionals, which is worrisome, as this represents another risk factor for sedentary behavior in this vulnerable cohort that must be overcome for successful, sustained behavioral change. Programs supporting positive attitudes of both adolescents and their families toward physical activity will be necessary to optimize exercise adoption and adherence as a means to combat the obesity epidemic in childhood and adolescence.
Tracey W Tsang; Michael R Kohn; Chin Moi Chow; Maria Fiatarone Singh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in sports medicine (Print)     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1543-8635     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Sports Med     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-04     Completed Date:  2013-06-07     Revised Date:  2013-06-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101167637     Medline TA:  Res Sports Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Exercise, Health & Performance Faculty Research Group, Faculty of Health Science, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Double-Blind Method
Exercise / psychology*
Family Relations
Martial Arts / psychology*
Obesity / psychology,  therapy*
Overweight / psychology,  therapy
Patient Compliance / statistics & numerical data
Regression Analysis
Self Concept*
Social Support
Tai Ji / psychology
Treatment Outcome
Weight Reduction Programs / methods*

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