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Change in Children's Physical Activity: Predictors in the Transition From Elementary to Middle School.

Am J Prev Med 2019 Mar 15;56(3):e65-e73. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.10.012DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6380938PMC
March 2019

Advancing health promotion through massage therapy practice: A cross-sectional survey study.

Prev Med Rep 2018 Sep 11;11:49-55. Epub 2018 May 11.

Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.05.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6030570PMC
September 2018

Physical and Social Contexts of Physical Activity Behaviors of Fifth and Seventh Grade Youth.

J Sch Health 2018 Feb;88(2):122-131

Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/josh.12587DOI Listing
February 2018

Naturally-occurring changes in social-cognitive factors modify change in physical activity during early adolescence.

PLoS One 2017 10;12(2):e0172040. Epub 2017 Feb 10.

Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, United States of America.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0172040PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5302819PMC
August 2017

New Perspective on Factors Related to Coalition Success: Novel Findings From an Investigation of Physical Activity Coalitions Across the United States.

J Public Health Manag Pract 2015 Nov-Dec;21(6):E23-30

Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Science, The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina (Dr Bornstein); and Department of Exercise Science (Drs Pate, Beets, and Blair), Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (Dr Saunders), and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Drs Ortaglia and Blair), Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PHH.0000000000000190DOI Listing
March 2017

Process evaluation of a preschool physical activity intervention using web-based delivery.

Eval Program Plann 2017 02 19;60:24-36. Epub 2016 Sep 19.

University of South Carolina, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, United States. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.08.022DOI Listing
February 2017

Factors influencing implementation of a preschool-based physical activity intervention.

Health Educ Res 2017 02;32(1):69-80

Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA and.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/her/cyw053DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5914442PMC
February 2017

Factors Influencing Implementation of a Physical Activity Intervention in Residential Children's Homes.

Prev Sci 2016 11;17(8):1002-1011

Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 29208, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11121-016-0692-xDOI Listing
November 2016

Clarifying Definitions for the Massage Therapy Profession: the Results of the Best Practices Symposium.

Int J Ther Massage Bodywork 2016 Sep 9;9(3):15-26. Epub 2016 Sep 9.

University of South Carolina Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Columbia, SC, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5017817PMC
September 2016

Systematic dissemination of a preschool physical activity intervention to the control preschools.

Eval Program Plann 2016 08 1;57:1-7. Epub 2016 Apr 1.

Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly St, Suite 212, Columbia, SC 29208, United States. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.03.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4893903PMC
August 2016

An Intervention to Increase Physical Activity in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial With 4-Year-Olds in Preschools.

Am J Prev Med 2016 07 20;51(1):12-22. Epub 2016 Jan 20.

Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2015.12.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4914452PMC
July 2016

Process for massage therapy practice and essential assessment.

J Bodyw Mov Ther 2016 Jul 1;20(3):484-96. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

University of South Carolina, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.01.007DOI Listing
July 2016

Sustainability of physical activity promoting environments and influences on sustainability following a structural intervention in residential children's homes.

Health Educ Res 2016 Apr 3;31(2):207-19. Epub 2016 Mar 3.

Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/her/cyw004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6281362PMC
April 2016

A Tale of 2 Teachers: A Preschool Physical Activity Intervention Case Study.

J Sch Health 2016 Jan;86(1):23-30

Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Suite 212, 921 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29208.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5069971PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/josh.12352DOI Listing
January 2016

A comprehensive professional development training's effect on afterschool program staff behaviors to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

J Public Health Manag Pract 2014 Jul-Aug;20(4):E6-E14

Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health (Drs Weaver and Beets), and Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (Dr Saunders), and Department of Physical Education and Athletic Training (Dr Webster), University of South Carolina, Columbia; Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, University of Kentucky, Lexington (Dr Beighle).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PHH.0b013e3182a1fb5dDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4048879PMC
October 2015

Motivation and Behavioral Regulation of Physical Activity in Middle School Students.

Med Sci Sports Exerc 2015 Sep;47(9):1913-21

1Department of Kinesiology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; 2Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; and 3Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000616DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4515416PMC
September 2015

Effects of a structural intervention and implementation on physical activity among youth in residential children's homes.

Eval Program Plann 2014 Oct 4;46:72-9. Epub 2014 Jun 4.

Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, 313 East 12th Street, Austin, TX 78701, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2014.05.011DOI Listing
October 2014

A coordinated comprehensive professional development training's effect on summer day camp staff healthy eating and physical activity promoting behaviors.

J Phys Act Health 2014 Aug 31;11(6):1170-8. Epub 2013 Oct 31.

Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2012-0442DOI Listing
August 2014

Process evaluation methods, implementation fidelity results and relationship to physical activity and healthy eating in the Faith, Activity, and Nutrition (FAN) study.

Eval Program Plann 2014 Apr 10;43:93-102. Epub 2013 Dec 10.

Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, United States. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2013.11.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4022598PMC
April 2014

Perceived environmental church support and physical activity among Black church members.

Health Educ Behav 2013 Dec 5;40(6):712-20. Epub 2013 Mar 5.

1University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1090198113477110DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6204071PMC
December 2013

Sedentary behaviors in fifth-grade boys and girls: where, with whom, and why?

Child Obes 2013 Dec 22;9(6):532-9. Epub 2013 Oct 22.

1 Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina , Columbia, SC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/chi.2013.0021DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3868294PMC
December 2013

The role of pastor support in a faith-based health promotion intervention.

Fam Community Health 2013 Jul-Sep;36(3):204-14

Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/FCH.0b013e31828e6733DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6204230PMC
November 2013

Study of Health and Activity in Preschool Environments (SHAPES): study protocol for a randomized trial evaluating a multi-component physical activity intervention in preschool children.

BMC Public Health 2013 Aug 7;13:728. Epub 2013 Aug 7.

Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University, 308 West Circle Drive, 27R Intramural Rec Sports- Circle, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-728DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3751440PMC
August 2013

The tug-of-war: fidelity versus adaptation throughout the health promotion program life cycle.

J Prim Prev 2013 Jun;34(3):193-207

Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10935-013-0299-yDOI Listing
June 2013

Conceptualizing, implementing, and monitoring a structural health promotion intervention in an organizational setting.

Health Promot Pract 2013 May 16;14(3):343-53. Epub 2012 Nov 16.

Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina,Columbia, SC 29208, USA.

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1524839912454286
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1524839912454286DOI Listing
May 2013

Factors associated with physical activity literacy among foster parents.

Am J Health Behav 2012 Mar;36(2):179-92

Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.36.2.4DOI Listing
March 2012

Development of a framework for HIV/AIDS prevention programs in African American churches.

AIDS Patient Care STDS 2012 Feb 7;26(2):116-24. Epub 2011 Dec 7.

School of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska 68182, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/apc.2011.0163DOI Listing
February 2012

The relationship of physical activity and the built environment within the context of self-determination theory.

Ann Behav Med 2011 Oct;42(2):188-96

Division of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA.

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http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s12160-011-9292
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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s12160-011-9292-y
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12160-011-9292-yDOI Listing
October 2011

Assessing levels of adaptation during implementation of evidence-based interventions: introducing the Rogers-Rütten framework.

Health Educ Behav 2010 Dec 4;37(6):815-30. Epub 2010 Nov 4.

Bureau of Community Health and Chronic Disease Prevention, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, USA.

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1090198110366002
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1090198110366002DOI Listing
December 2010

Correlates of availability and accessibility of fruits and vegetables in homes of low-income Hispanic families.

Health Educ Res 2010 Feb 4;25(1):97-108. Epub 2009 Aug 4.

Department of Pediatrics, USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/her/cyp044DOI Listing
February 2010

Using process evaluation for program improvement in dose, fidelity and reach: the ACT trial experience.

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2009 Nov 30;6:79. Epub 2009 Nov 30.

Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 29208, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-6-79DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2793250PMC
November 2009

Self-efficacy moderates the relation between declines in physical activity and perceived social support in high school girls.

J Pediatr Psychol 2009 May 23;34(4):441-51. Epub 2008 Sep 23.

Department of Kinesiology, The University of Georgia, Ramsey Student Center, 330 River Road, Athens, GA 30602-6554, USA.

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https://academic.oup.com/jpepsy/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/j
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsn100DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2671981PMC
May 2009

Associations among food insecurity, acculturation, demographic factors, and fruit and vegetable intake at home in Hispanic children.

J Am Diet Assoc 2009 Apr;109(4):697-701

Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates St, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jada.2008.12.017DOI Listing
April 2009

Physical activity and sedentary pursuits of children living in residential children's homes.

J Phys Act Health 2009 Mar;6(2):195-202

Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.

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March 2009

Commercial facilities, social cognitive variables, and physical activity of 12th grade girls.

Ann Behav Med 2009 Feb 20;37(1):77-87. Epub 2009 Feb 20.

Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12160-009-9080-0DOI Listing
February 2009

An overview and proposed framework of social-environmental influences on the physical-activity behavior of women.

Am J Health Promot 2008 Sep-Oct;23(1):2-12

Department of Exercise Science, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University, 817 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20052 , USA.

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.4278/ajhp.06070999
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.06070999DOI Listing
October 2008

Medical homes for children with special health care needs: a program evaluation.

J Health Care Poor Underserved 2007 Nov;18(4):916-30

South Carolina Rural Health Research Center (SCRHRC), Department of Health Services, Policy, and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina (SC), USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/hpu.2007.0099DOI Listing
November 2007

Perceptions of physical and social environment variables and self-efficacy as correlates of self-reported physical activity among adolescent girls.

J Pediatr Psychol 2007 Jan-Feb;32(1):6-12. Epub 2006 May 17.

Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 332 Freer Hall, 906 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801-3895, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsl001DOI Listing
March 2007

Goals and intentions mediate efficacy beliefs and declining physical activity in high school girls.

Am J Prev Med 2006 Dec 15;31(6):475-83. Epub 2006 Nov 15.

Department of Kinesiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-6554, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2006.08.002DOI Listing
December 2006

Examining the link between program implementation and behavior outcomes in the lifestyle education for activity program (LEAP).

Eval Program Plann 2006 Nov 11;29(4):352-64. Epub 2006 Oct 11.

Department of Health Education, Promotion, and Behavior; Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, c/o Room 216D, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2006.08.006DOI Listing
November 2006

Community agency survey formative research results from the TAAG study.

Health Educ Behav 2006 Feb;33(1):12-24

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1090198105282410
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1090198105282410DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2435591PMC
February 2006

The impact of states' small group health insurance reforms on uninsurance rates.

J Health Soc Policy 2005 ;20(3):11-50

University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J045v20n03_02DOI Listing
December 2005

Perceived physical environment and physical activity across one year among adolescent girls: self-efficacy as a possible mediator?

J Adolesc Health 2005 Nov;37(5):403-8

Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801-3895, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2004.10.004DOI Listing
November 2005

Promotion of physical activity among high-school girls: a randomized controlled trial.

Am J Public Health 2005 Sep;95(9):1582-7

Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 730 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2004.045807DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1449401PMC
September 2005

Developing a process-evaluation plan for assessing health promotion program implementation: a how-to guide.

Health Promot Pract 2005 Apr;6(2):134-47

Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA.

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1524839904273387
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April 2005

Small group health insurance: ranking the states on the depth of reform, 1999.

J Health Soc Policy 2004 ;19(1):1-35

University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, Department of Health Services Policy and Management, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J045v19n01_01DOI Listing
March 2005

Promoting physical activity in girls: a case study of one school's success.

J Sch Health 2005 Feb;75(2):57-62

College of Nursing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.

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February 2005

Comparison of social variables for understanding physical activity in adolescent girls.

Am J Health Behav 2004 Sep-Oct;28(5):426-36

Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.

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January 2005

Comparison of barriers self-efficacy and perceived behavioral control for explaining physical activity across 1 year among adolescent girls.

Health Psychol 2005 Jan;24(1):106-11

Department of Exercise Science, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-6554, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0278-6133.24.1.106DOI Listing
January 2005

Correlates of recreational and transportation physical activity among adults in a New England community.

Prev Med 2003 Oct;37(4):304-10

Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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October 2003

Physician-patient interaction and hysterectomy decision making: the ENDOW study. Ethnicity, Needs, and Decisions of Women.

Am J Health Behav 2002 Nov-Dec;26(6):431-41

Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia 29208, USA.

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March 2003

Evaluation of a community-based intervention to promote physical activity in youth: lessons from Active Winners.

Am J Health Promot 2003 Jan-Feb;17(3):171-82

Department of Exercise Science, NJA School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.

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February 2003

Examining social-cognitive determinants of intention and physical activity among black and white adolescent girls using structural equation modeling.

Health Psychol 2002 Sep;21(5):459-67

Department of Exercise Science, University of Georgia, Athens 30602-6554, USA.

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September 2002