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Determinants of physical activity of middle-school overweight girls: The effects of a wellness program


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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this study was two-fold. The first intent was to gain an understanding of the factors that influence physical activity participation for middle school girls who are overweight. Secondly, the researcher wanted to examine the effects of a recreation center's wellness program on the overall physical activity levels and on the determinants of physical activity participation of overweight girls. A mixed-methods design was used to gather data prior to and after participating in a recreation center's wellness program through administration of a modified Previous-Day Physical Activity Recall, focus groups, and reflective journals. The participants were ages 11-13 with a BMI greater than the 85th percentile, and were all enrolled in a wellness program at a recreation center in North Carolina. At the start of the program the girls experienced a wide range of barriers to physical activity and, at the completion of the program, significant barriers still existed that were obstacles to participation in physical activity.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Sports medicine;
Public health
Classification
0575: Sports medicine
0573: Public health
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences
Title
Determinants of physical activity of middle-school overweight girls: The effects of a wellness program
Author
Langley, Brandy L.
Number of pages
132
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0154
Source
MAI 44/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542625282, 0542625288
Advisor
Stone, Charlsena F.
University/institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University location
United States -- North Carolina
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1434150
ProQuest document ID
305282915
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305282915
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