Behrens, Timothy K.; Dinger, Mary K.; Heesch, Kristiann C.; Sisson, Susan B.
September 2005
American Journal of Health Studies;2005, Vol. 20 Issue 3/4, p129
Academic Journal
The purpose of this study was to examine college students' understanding of physical activity and the moderate physical activity recommendation. Thirty students attended focus groups and responded to questions about physical activity. Data were analyzed using NUD*IST software and a two-step data coding process. Results indicated that students understood the definition of physical activity but were confused about the frequency, duration, and accumulation components of the moderate physical activity recommendation. Messages that clarify the specific components of the current public health moderate physical activity recommendation may be needed in the college student population.


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