ERIC Number: EJ804895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Low Discretionary Time as a Barrier to Physical Activity and Intervention Uptake
Wolin, Kathleen Y.; Bennett, Gary G.; McNeill, Lorna H.; Sorensen, Glorian; Emmons, Karen M.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v32 n6 p563-569 Nov-Dec 2008
Objective: To determine whether self-reported discretionary time was associated with physical activity and uptake of a physical activity promotion intervention in a multi-ethnic urban sample. Methods: We examined the association of self-reported discretionary time with hours/week of leisure-time physical activity at baseline and physical activity intervention uptake. Results: Low levels of discretionary time were significantly (P less than 0.01) associated with fewer hours/week (beta = -0.78, 95%CI = -1.34, -0.22) of physical activity at baseline. Discretionary time was not associated with physical activity intervention uptake. Conclusion: Lack of discretionary time may serve as barrier to physical activity, but its importance on intervention uptake is less clear.
Descriptors: Intervention, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Correlation, Health Promotion, Urban Areas, Leisure Time, Time Management
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