Understanding physical activity participation in members of an African American church: a qualitative study.

@article{Bopp2007UnderstandingPA,
  title={Understanding physical activity participation in members of an African American church: a qualitative study.},
  author={Melissa Bopp and Diana Lattimore and Sara Wilcox and Marilyn L Laken and Lottie McClorin and Rosetta Swinton and Octavia Gethers and Deborah Bryant},
  journal={Health education research},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={815-26}
}
Faith-based interventions hold promise for increasing physical activity (PA) and thereby reducing health disparities. This paper examines the perceived influences on PA participation, the link between spirituality and health behaviors and the role of the church in promoting PA in African Americans. Participants (n = 44) were adult members of African American churches in South Carolina. In preparation for a faith-based intervention, eight focus groups were conducted with sedentary or underactive… CONTINUE READING
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