Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 2, P276-289 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0069 View full text
Susan Labuda Schrop, Brian F. Pendleton, Gary McCord, Karen M. Gil, LuAnne Stockton, Joshua McNatt, Valerie J. Gilchrist

Abstract: Adults who exercise regularly have better health, but only 15% of U.S. adults engage in regular exercise, with some social groups, such as people with lower incomes and women, having even lower rates. This study investigates the rate at which medically underserved patients receive exercise counseling from health care providers, characteristics of those who exercise, and barriers and motivations to exercise. The convenience sample was predominantly female and White and exclusively low-income and uninsured or un…

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