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An Evaluation of Physical Activity Surveys in A Multi-Ethnic Sample of Mid-Life Women

Abstract The health enhancing effects of physical activity are well documented in the literature. However, women continue to report lower participation in exercise and physical activity (PA) compared to men. As women age an overall trend in decreased activity is observed. The primary place of activity reported in women is the home and one of the most commonly reported reasons for lack of physical activity is the lack of time. Few instruments have been developed that focus on the activity patterns of women. The Cross Cultural Physical Activity Study that this study was based on targeted women of color to assess the types of activity and constraints to activity experienced by African American and Native American women over 40 years old. This secondary... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Bishop, Jewel (Author) / Ainsworth, Barbara (Advisor) / Komnenich, Pauline (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nursing / Physical Activity / Public Health / Women
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 149 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Nursing and Healthcare Innovation 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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