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Contents Full Article Content List Abstract Methods Results Discussion Conclusions Acknowledgements References Figures & Tables Article Metrics Related Articles Cite Share Request Permissions Explore More Download PDF Lessons Learned About Motivation From a Pilot Physical Activity Intervention for African American Men

dc.contributor.authorCornish, Emily
dc.contributor.authorMcKissic, Sydika
dc.contributor.authorDean, Donnatesa
dc.contributor.authorGriffith, Derek
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-15T19:15:44Z
dc.date.available2021-02-15T19:15:44Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-04
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/mrwr-6zk7
dc.identifier.citationCornish, E. K., McKissic, S. A., Dean, D. A. L., & Griffith, D. M. (2017). Lessons Learned About Motivation From a Pilot Physical Activity Intervention for African American Men. Health Promotion Practice, 18(1), 102–109. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839915614800en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/26895
dc.description.abstractAfrican American men are less likely than White men to meet physical activity recommendations, and few physical activity interventions have focused on the unique needs of African American men. Because health is not more important to men than fulfilling the role of a provider or other socially important roles, one of the biggest challenges in creating interventions for African American men is helping them identify reasons that they should prioritize both health and life goals. In a recent pilot physical activity intervention for 30- to 70-year-old African American men, we used self-determination theory and motivational interviewing principles to create worksheets that helped men identify their core values and life goals and asked them to describe how their values and goals were related to health and physical activity. We used basic statistics and thematic analysis to identify and examine key sources of motivation for men to be healthier and more physically active. We found that being healthy, a good Christian, a good spouse/partner, disciplined, and successful were among men’s most important life goals. This article highlights a strategy for identifying key sources of motivation in African American men’s lives and key themes that can be used in to enhance future interventions.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1524839915614800en_US
dc.publisherSAGE Journalsen_US
dc.subjectafrican american menen_US
dc.subjectphysical activity motivationen_US
dc.subjectself- determination theoryen_US
dc.subjectmotivational interviewingen_US
dc.subjecthealth communicationsen_US
dc.subjectmen's healthen_US
dc.titleContents Full Article Content List Abstract Methods Results Discussion Conclusions Acknowledgements References Figures & Tables Article Metrics Related Articles Cite Share Request Permissions Explore More Download PDF Lessons Learned About Motivation From a Pilot Physical Activity Intervention for African American Menen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtMaryland Center for Health Equity
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md)


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