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dc.contributor.authorSilfee, Valerie J.
dc.contributor.authorHaughton, Christina
dc.contributor.authorLemon, Stephenie C
dc.contributor.authorLora, Vilma
dc.contributor.authorRosal, Milagros C
dc.date2022-08-11T08:08:21.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T15:52:06Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T15:52:06Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-19
dc.date.submitted2017-06-02
dc.identifier.citationEthn Dis. 2017 Jan 19;27(1):3-10. doi: 10.18865/ed.27.1.3. <a href="https://doi.org/10.18865/ed.27.1.3">Link to article on publisher's site</a>
dc.identifier.issn1049-510X (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.18865/ed.27.1.3
dc.identifier.pmid28115815
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/29065
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: To examine the relationships between spirituality and physical activity and sedentary behavior in a sample of Latino adults in Massachusetts. DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional analysis of the Lawrence Health and Well Being Study; a study that was conducted among patients at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) in Lawrence, Massachusetts. PARTICIPANTS: 602 Latino or Hispanic adults aged 21 to 85 years completed the study. RESULTS: There was a significant negative relationship between spirituality and sedentary behavior (beta= -.12, p = .004). Although not statistically significant, higher spirituality was associated with increased odds of engaging in physical activity. There were no significant associations between spirituality and physical activity among men or women. Men with greater spirituality were significantly less sedentary (beta = -.17, P = .005). There was no relationship between sedentary behavior and spirituality among women. CONCLUSIONS: This study found that individuals who are more spiritual are also less sedentary, and this association was stronger in men than women. Findings provide insight for developing future interventions to promote activity in this high-risk population, which has been greatly understudied. Future research endeavors should consider investigating the impact of spirituality-based messages to reduce sedentary behavior among Latinos.
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.18865/ed.27.1.3
dc.subjectEthnic Group
dc.subjectHispanic
dc.subjectPhysical Activity
dc.subjectSedentary Lifestyle
dc.subjectSpirituality
dc.subjectBehavior and Behavior Mechanisms
dc.subjectHealth Psychology
dc.subjectMedicine and Health
dc.subjectMulticultural Psychology
dc.subjectRace and Ethnicity
dc.subjectReligion
dc.titleSpirituality and Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior among Latino Men and Women in Massachusetts
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleEthnicity and disease
dc.source.volume27
dc.source.issue1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/faculty_pubs/1293
dc.identifier.contextkey10243082
html.description.abstract<p>INTRODUCTION: To examine the relationships between spirituality and physical activity and sedentary behavior in a sample of Latino adults in Massachusetts.</p> <p>DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional analysis of the Lawrence Health and Well Being Study; a study that was conducted among patients at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) in Lawrence, Massachusetts.</p> <p>PARTICIPANTS: 602 Latino or Hispanic adults aged 21 to 85 years completed the study.</p> <p>RESULTS: There was a significant negative relationship between spirituality and sedentary behavior (beta= -.12, p = .004). Although not statistically significant, higher spirituality was associated with increased odds of engaging in physical activity. There were no significant associations between spirituality and physical activity among men or women. Men with greater spirituality were significantly less sedentary (beta = -.17, P = .005). There was no relationship between sedentary behavior and spirituality among women.</p> <p>CONCLUSIONS: This study found that individuals who are more spiritual are also less sedentary, and this association was stronger in men than women. Findings provide insight for developing future interventions to promote activity in this high-risk population, which has been greatly understudied. Future research endeavors should consider investigating the impact of spirituality-based messages to reduce sedentary behavior among Latinos.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathfaculty_pubs/1293
dc.contributor.departmentPrevention Research Center
dc.contributor.departmentDivision of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine
dc.source.pages3-10


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