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Psychosocial variables influence physical activity for different age groups, sex, and ethnic groups. However, little is known about their influence on physical activity in preadolescent Latino children. The authors examined how a) confidence in one's ability to be physically active (self-efficacy); b) ideas about the consequences of being physically active(More)
BACKGROUND Latino children are disproportionately burdened by obesity. OBJECTIVE To assess whether body mass index (BMI) change in preadolescents reflected that of their participating parent. METHODS A total of 72 Latino overweight/obese preadolescents (BMI ≥ 85%) and a parent participated in a randomized controlled trial. The intervention group(More)
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