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Exploring Religiosity and Spirituality in Coping With Sport Injuries

Diane M. Wiese-Bjornstal, Kristin N. Wood, Amanda J. Wambach, Andrew C. White, and Victor J. Rubio

commitment are predicted to influence cognitive appraisals about the sport injury, such as health locus of control ( Newton & McIntosh, 2010 ; Wiese-Bjornstal et al., 1998 ). Religious commitment refers to the importance and centrality of religious beliefs, values, and practices in individuals’ daily lives

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Socioepidemiologic and Health-Related Correlates of Walking for Exercise among the Elderly: Results from the Longitudinal Study of Aging

Robert H. Friis, Wendy L. Nomura, Christine X. Ma, and James H. Swan

Walking for exercise might counteract the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. We examined the demographic and health-related predictors of walking 1 mile per week or more among the elderly. Data were from the 1984 Longitudinal Study of Aging. Participants were 7,527 adults age 70 years or older. Demographic factors related to walking were younger age, college-level education, being unmarried, and higher income. Health-related variables associated with walking included positive self-perception of health, internal health locus of control, and absence of activity limitations. The prevalence of regular walking for exercise was low in the study population (38% and 26% for men and women, respectively). Interventions that increase the internal health locus of control might be effective in increasing walking among the elderly.

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A Randomized, Controlled Study of a Rehabilitation Model to Improve Knee-Function Self-Efficacy With ACL Injury

Pia Thomeé, Peter Währborg, Mats Börjesson, Roland Thomeé, Bengt I. Eriksson, and Jon Karlsson


The Knee Self-Efficacy Scale (K-SES) has good reliability, validity, and responsiveness for patients’ perceived knee-function self-efficacy during rehabilitation after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Preoperative knee-function self-efficacy has also been shown to have a predictive ability in terms of outcome 1 y after ACL reconstruction.


To evaluate a new clinical rehabilitation model containing strategies to enhance knee-function self-efficacy.


A randomized, controlled study.


Rehabilitation clinic and laboratory.


40 patients with ACL injuries.


All patients followed a standardized rehabilitation protocol. Patients in the experimental group were treated by 1 of 3 physiotherapists who had received specific training in a clinical rehabilitation model. These physiotherapists were also given their patients’ self-efficacy scores after the initial and 4-, 6-, and 12-mo follow-ups, whereas the 5 physiotherapists treating the patients in the control group were not given their patients’ self-efficacy scores.

Main Outcome Measures:

The K-SES, the Tegner Activity Scale, the Physical Activity Scale, the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score, and the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control.


Twenty-four patients (12 in each group) completed all followups. Current knee-function self-efficacy, knee symptoms in sports, and knee quality of life improved significantly (P = .05) in both groups during rehabilitation. Both groups had a significantly (P = .05) lower physical activity level at 12 mo than preinjury. No significant differences were found between groups.


In this study there was no evidence that the clinical rehabilitation model with strategies to enhance self-efficacy resulted in a better outcome than the rehabilitation protocol used for the control group.

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The Influence of Social Support Specific to Physical Activity on Physical Activity Among College and University Students: A Systematic Review

Pierre Van Luchene and Cécile Delens

relationship between health locus of control and PA behaviors. 24 Other studies highlighted the fact that a lack of SSPA may become a barrier to PA. 31 , 32 These findings suggested that SSPA is beneficial to PA and that a lack of SSPA may also influence PA behaviors. These findings were consistent with

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Cross-Lagged Associations Between Physical Activity, Self-Rated Health, and Psychological Resilience Among Older American Adults: A 3-Wave Study

Sunwoo Lee

Y . The role of internal health locus of control in relation to self-rated health in older adults . J Gerontol Soc Work . 2017 ; 60 ( 1 ): 68 – 78 . PubMed ID: 27937682 doi:10.1080/01634372.2016.1267672 27937682 26. Beyer AK , Wolff JK , Warner LM , Schüz B , Wurm S . The role of

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Examining the Impact of Body Satisfaction and Physical Activity Change on Postpartum Depressive Symptoms

Rebecca A. Schlaff, Meghan Baruth, Faith C. LaFramboise, and Samantha J. Deere

.00248 29449816 5. Moshki M , Kharazmi A , Cheravi K , Beydokhti TB . The prediction of postpartum depression: the role of the PRECEDE model and health locus of control . J Family Med Prim Care . 2015 ; 4 ( 3 ): 454 – 460 . PubMed ID: 26288792 doi:10.4103/2249-4863.161354 26288792 10

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Exercise and Health Anxiety in Older Women: Exploring the Mediating Role of Anxiety Sensitivity

Kyoungsil Nah and Janine V. Olthuis

.cpr.2013.08.010 Frazier , L.D. , & Waid , L.D. ( 1999 ). Influences on anxiety in later life: The role of health status, health perceptions, and health locus of control . Aging & Mental Health, 3 ( 3 ), 213 – 220 Gandek , B. , Sinclair , S.J. , Kosinski

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The Validity and Reliability of Scales to Measure Perceived Movement Skill Competence in Iranian Young Children

Marziyeh Arman, Lisa M. Barnett, Steven J. Bowe, Abbas Bahram, and Anoshirvan Kazemnejad

cultural practices and environment influence children’s perception of motor competence. References Badr , H. , & Moody , P. ( 2005 ). Health locus of control beliefs and smoking among male Kuwaiti government employees . Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 11 ( 1–2 ), 137 – 145 . Bardid , F