Bridget F. Melton

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OBJECTIVE The authors examined differences in exercise motivation between age, sex, and race for college students. PARTICIPANTS Students from 156 sections of physical activity classes at a midsize university were recruited (n = 2,199; 1,081 men, 1,118 women) in 2005-2006 and volunteered to complete the Exercise Motivation Inventory. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this research was to describe perceived barriers to physical activity among pregnant women living in a rural community. DESIGN AND SAMPLE The project followed a simple descriptive design. The sample included 88 healthy pregnant women from a rural community in the southeast United States. MEASURES The women completed the(More)
Though the positive link between physical activity and maternal health is well documented, physical activity declines during pregnancy and, internationally, rural mothers are less likely than urban mothers to engage in physical activity. Some evidence suggests that self-efficacy is related to sustained engagement in physical activity. The purpose of this(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine associations between technology usage and specific health factors among college students. METHODS The research employed was a quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional design; undergraduate students enrolled in spring 2012 general health education courses were recruited to participate. To explore college students' specific technology(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This study assessed the psychometric properties of a modified self-efficacy scale-the Pregnancy-Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale (P-ESES). METHODS Pregnant women completed the P-ESES and physical activity questionnaires (N = 88). RESULTS Internal consistency was confirmed by Cronbach's alpha (alpha = 0.838) and equal-length(More)
Objectives The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an early intervention health education campaign to positively influence physical activity (PA) knowledge, intention, and performance among prenatal women and women of reproductive age. Methods This study employed a quantitative, quasi-experimental, control-group comparison design(More)
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