Psychology and Neuroscience Faculty Database
Psychology and Neuroscience
Arts & Sciences
Duke University

 HOME > Arts & Sciences > pn > Faculty    Search Help Login pdf version printable version 

Publications [#200778] of Gary G. Bennett


Journal Articles

  1. KY Wolin, GG Bennett, LH McNeill, G Sorensen, KM Emmons (2009). Low discretionary time as a barrier to physical activity and intervention uptake.. American journal of health behavior, 32(6), 563-9. [doi]
    (last updated on 2011/12/28)

    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<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. CONCLUSIONS: Lack of discretionary time may serve as barrier to physical activity, but its importance on intervention uptake is less clear.

Duke University * Arts & Sciences * Faculty * Staff * Grad * Postdocs * Reload * Login