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Correlates of leisure-time physical activity in Korean immigrant women.

Authors
Choi-J; Wilbur-J; Miller-A; Szalacha-L; McAuley-E
Source
West J Nurs Res 2008 Aug; 30(5):620-638
NIOSHTIC No.
20039691
Abstract
This study describes the physical activity behavior of Korean immigrant women and examines the relationships among leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) behavior, background, and intrapersonal correlates of behavior in Korean immigrant women in the United States using a cross-sectional survey design. A convenience sample of Midwestern Korean immigrant women completed the long form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire in Korean. Among the participants, 78% were physically active, meeting the Healthy People 2010 goal for physical activity when all physical activity behaviors were considered, whereas 23% met the goal when only LTPA was considered. Women who were older, did not have a child younger than 5, used environmental resources for physical activity, had lower depressive symptoms, and had higher confidence for overcoming exercise barriers were spent more time in LTPA. Accommodating those with young children, enhancing environmental resource use, and improving exercise self-efficacy are important considerations for interventions aimed at increasing LTPA in Korean immigrant women.
Keywords
Humans; Women; Statistical-analysis; Epidemiology; Age-groups; Physical-exercise; Physical-fitness; Psychology; Physiological-factors; Models; Demographic-characteristics; Behavior; Health-care; Nursing; Author Keywords: lifestyle physical activity; leisure-time physical activity; depressive symptoms; self-efficacy; decisional balance
Publication Date
20080801
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
jiwon.choi@nursing.ucsf.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008672
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0193-9459
Source Name
Western Journal of Nursing Research
State
IL; CA
Performing Organization
University of Illinois-Chicago
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