The environment and urban adolescents' use of recreational facilities for physical activity: a qualitative study.

@article{Ries2008TheEA,
  title={The environment and urban adolescents' use of recreational facilities for physical activity: a qualitative study.},
  author={Amy V. Ries and Joel Gittelsohn and Carolyn C. Voorhees and Kathleen M Roche and Kelly J. Clifton and Nan Marie Astone},
  journal={American journal of health promotion : AJHP},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={43-50}
}
PURPOSE Investigate environmental factors influencing the use of recreational facilities for physical activity by urban African-American adolescents. DESIGN Qualitative in-depth interviews and direct observation. SETTING Two public high schools and 24 public recreational facilities in Baltimore, Maryland. PARTICIPANTS Forty-eight African-American adolescents aged 14 to 18 years. METHODS Data from 48 in-depth interviews and 26 observations were coded using NVivo software and analyzed… CONTINUE READING
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