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  1. Smoking impact on grip strength and fatigue resistance: implications for exercise and hand therapy practice.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(5):1025 (2014) PMID 23799259

    Grip strength assessment reflects on overall health of the musculoskeletal system and is a predictor of functional prognosis and mortality. The purpose of this study was: examine whether grip-strength and fatigue resistance are impaired in smokers, determine if smoking-related impairments (fatigue-i...
  2. The effectiveness of self-guided web-based physical activity interventions among patients with a chronic disease: a systematic review.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(3):665 (2014) PMID 23493018

    We conducted a systematic review to summarize the evidence about the effectiveness of web-based PA interventions in adults with chronic disease. Articles were included if they evaluated a web-based PA intervention and used a randomized design. Moreover, studies were eligible for inclusion if they us...
  3. Perceived health status is associated with hours of exercise per week in older adults independent of physical health.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(8):1102 (2013) PMID 24296554

    We conclude that exercise uptake in older adults is contingent on both perceived and objective health status, as well as depression. Perceived health status has a stronger association with exercise uptake in older adults with lower depression levels. The current findings have implications for design...
  4. Associations between physical facilities and organizational participation and levels of physical activity of adults in tainan, taiwan.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(8):1109 (2013) PMID 24296555

    Factors associated with the regularity of physical activity are not the same as factors associated with engagement in physical activity....
  5. Evaluating the youth physical activity promotion model among Portuguese elementary schoolchildren.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(8):1159 (2013) PMID 23220890

    The Youth Physical Activity Promotion (YPAP) model provides an integrated approach to understanding the predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors influencing physical activity (PA) behavior. The purpose of this study was to evaluate an adapted version of the YPAP model for explaining PA among...
  6. Obesity is inversely associated with natural amenities and recreation facilities per capita.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(7):1032 (2013) PMID 24051536

    Future research should examine environmental and policy changes to increase recreation facilities and enhance accessible natural amenities to decrease obesity rates....
  7. Prediction of maximal oxygen uptake from a 3-minute walk based on gender, age, and body composition.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(2):280 (2013) PMID 23407449

    The purpose was to develop new maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) prediction models using a perceptually regulated 3-minute walk test. VO2max was measured with a maximal incremental cycle test in 283 Japanese adults. A 3-minute walk test was conducted at a self-regulated intensity corresponding to ratin...
  8. Prompts to increase stair climbing in stations: the effect of message complexity.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 9(7):954 (2012) PMID 22971886

    While point-of-choice prompts consistently increase stair climbing, experimental comparisons of message content are rare. Here, the effects of 2 messages differing in complexity about the health outcomes obtainable from stair climbing were compared. In a UK train station with 2 independent platforms...
  9. Psychosocial correlates of physical activity in two cultural contexts: different pathways?

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 9(4):581 (2012) PMID 21945979

    If the Youth Physical Activity Promotion (YPAP) model adequately explains youth physical activity (PA) in 2 different cultures and with 2 different sets of instruments, it would suggest that the model has broad utility for youth activity promotion.
  10. Walking for transport versus recreation: a comparison of participants, timing, and locations.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 9(2):153 (2012) PMID 22368215

    We identified walking for transport and walking for recreation events, and then computed participation rates, occurrences, mean event durations, and total daily durations in order to examine the participants and timing, while the locations were examined using origin-destination matrices. We compared...