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Correlates of lifestyle: physical activity among South Asian Indian immigrants

TitleCorrelates of lifestyle: physical activity among South Asian Indian immigrants
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDaniel, M, Wilbur, J, Fogg, LF, Miller, AM
JournalJ Community Health NursJ Community Health Nurs
ISBN Number1532-7655 (Electronic)<br/>0737-0016 (Linking)
Accession Number24219639
AbstractSouth Asian immigrants are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but little is known about their physical activity patterns. In this cross-sectional study, 110 participants were recruited to describe lifestyle physical activity behavior of this at-risk population. Education (p = .042), global health (p = .045), and self-efficacy (p = .000) had significant positive independent effects on leisure-time physical activity. Depression (p = .035) and waist circumference (p = .012) had significant negative independent effects, and frequency of experiencing discrimination a significant positive independent effect (p = .007) on daily step counts. Culture-sensitive physical activity interventions need to target South Asian Indian immigrants who are less educated, in poor health, concerned about racial discrimination, and have low self-efficacy.