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Chapter 6

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Understanding and Promoting Physical Activity

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Contents

  • Introduction
  • Theories and Models Used in Behavioral and Social Science Research on Physical Activity
    • Learning Theories
    • Health Belief Model
    • Transtheoretical Model
    • Relapse Prevention Model
    • Theory of Reasoned Action and Theory of Planned Behavior
    • Social Learning/Social Cognitive Theory
    • Social Support
    • Ecological Approaches
    • Summary
  • Behavioral Research on Physical Activity among Adults
    • Factors Influencing Physical Activity among Adults
      • Modifiable Determinants
      • Determinants for Population Subgroups
      • Summary
    • Interventions to Promote Physical Activity among Adults
      • Individual Approaches
      • Interventions in Health Care Settings
      • Community Approaches
      • Worksite Programs
      • Communications Strategies
      • Special Population Programs
        • Racial and Ethnic Minorities
        • People Who Are Overweight
        • Older Adults
        • People with Disabilities
      • Summary
  • Behavioral Research on Physical Activity among Children and Adolescents
    • Factors Influencing Physical Activity among Children and Adolescents
      • Modifiable Determinants
      • Determinants for Population Subgroups
      • Summary
    • Interventions to Promote Physical Activity among Children and Adolescents
      • School Programs
      • School-Community Programs
      • Interventions in Health Care Settings
      • Special Population Programs
      • Summary
  • Promising Approaches, Barriers, and Resources
    • Environmental and Policy Approaches
    • Community-Based Approaches
    • Societal Barriers
    • Societal Resources
    • Summary
  • Chapter Summary
  • Conclusions
    • Research Needs
      • Determinants of Physical Activity
      • Physical Activity Interventions
  • References
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