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Epidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies$
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I-Min Lee

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195183009

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183009.001.0001

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How Can We Increase Physical Activity Levels?

How Can We Increase Physical Activity Levels?

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(p.302) 16 How Can We Increase Physical Activity Levels?
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Epidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies
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Adrian Bauman

Philayrath Phongsavan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183009.003.0016

The development of interventions to measure the efficacy and effectiveness of programs to increase physical activity provides information that will ensure that limited resources are appropriately channeled to where they are most needed. Identifying effective approaches to increasing physical activity remains a public health challenge. This chapter discusses the methodological and epidemiological issues in developing and evaluating physical activity programs.

Keywords:   physical activity, health, exercise, program effectiveness, interventions, exercise programs

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