Low discretionary time as a barrier to physical activity and intervention uptake.


Journal Article

To determine whether self-reported discretionary time was associated with physical activity and uptake of a physical activity promotion intervention in a multi-ethnic urban sample.We examined the association of self-reported discretionary time with hours/week of leisure-time physical activity at baseline and physical activity intervention uptake.Low levels of discretionary time were significantly (P<0.01) associated with fewer hours/week (beta=-0.78, 95%CI=-1.34, -0.22) of physical activity at baseline. Discretionary time was not associated with physical activity intervention uptake.Lack of discretionary time may serve as barrier to physical activity, but its importance on intervention uptake is less clear.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wolin, KY; Bennett, GG; McNeill, LH; Sorensen, G; Emmons, KM

Published Date

  • November 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 563 - 569

PubMed ID

  • 18442336

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18442336

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1945-7359

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1087-3244

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5555/ajhb.2008.32.6.563


  • eng