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Publications [#250713] of Gary G. Bennett

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Journal Articles

  1. Wolin, KY; Bennett, GG; McNeill, LH; Sorensen, G; Emmons, KM (2008). Low discretionary time as a barrier to physical activity and intervention uptake. American Journal of Health Behavior, 32(6), 563-569. [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/05/23)

    Abstract:
    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 (β=-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.


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