Title

Rural Adolescents’ Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity

Document Type

Abstract

Publication Date

7-2016

Abstract

Objective: The prevalence of adolescents’ obesity is higher in rural than urban areas. Physical activity (PA) is important in obesity prevention. The Bioecological Theory of Development posits that an individual's behavior is influenced by one’s interactions with their environment. Interventions promoting PA in context of the environment for rural adolescents are needed. The objective of this study is to identify barriers and facilitators to PA among 6th-8th grade adolescents.

Publication Title

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Volume

48

Issue

7, Supplement

First Page

S22

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.jneb.2016.04.061

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