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Brianne L. Foulon, Valérie Lemay, Victoria Ainsworth and Kathleen A. Martin Ginis

The purpose of this study was to determine preferences of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) and health care professionals (HCP) regarding the content and format of a SCI physical activity guide to support recently released SCI physical activity guidelines. Seventy-eight people with SCI and 80 HCP completed a survey questionnaire. Participants with SCI identified desired content items and their preferences for format. HCP rated the helpfulness of content items to prescribe physical activity. All content items were rated favorably by participants with SCI and useful by HCP. The risks and benefits of activity and inactivity, and strategies for becoming more active, were rated high by both samples. Photographs and separate information for those with paraplegia versus tetraplegia were strongly endorsed. These data were used to guide the development of an SCI physical activity guide to enhance the uptake of physical activity guidelines for people with SCI. The guide was publically released November 11, 2011.

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Collin A. Webster, Diana Mindrila, Chanta Moore, Gregory Stewart, Karie Orendorff and Sally Taunton

Purpose: A comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) is designed to help school-aged youth meet physical activity guidelines as well as develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that foster meaningful lifelong physical activity participation. In this study, we employed a “diffusion of innovations theory” perspective to examine the adoption of CSPAPs in relation to physical education teachers’ domain-specific innovativeness, educational background, demographics, and perceived school support. Methods: Physical education teachers (N = 407) responded to an electronic survey with validated measures for each of the above-mentioned variables. Results: Latent profile analysis classified teachers into three domain-specific innovativeness levels (high, average, and low). CSPAP-related professional training, knowledge, and perceived school support were found to be significant factors in domain-specific innovativeness and CSPAP adoption. Discussion/Conclusion: This study provides novel evidence to inform professional development initiatives so that they can be tailored to physical education teachers who may be less likely to adopt a CSPAP.

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Xihe Zhu and Justin A. Haegele

of receiving the adopted curriculum. These low health-related fitness knowledge scores parallel with low prevalence of elementary school-aged children meeting health-enhancing physical activity guidelines ( Katzmarzyk et al., 2016 ). It was encouraging that students experienced significant growth in

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Robert Weinberg

Guidelines Advisory Committee . ( 2008 ). Physical activity guidelines for Americans . Washington, DC : U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . Prochaska , J. , DiClemente , C. , & Norcross , C. ( 1992 ). In search of how people change . American Psychologist, 47 , 1102 – 1114 . PubMed

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Tan Leng Goh and Kristin Scrabis-Fletcher

). Holistically, these previous investigations demonstrate that embedding MI programs within schools has a significant positive impact on a child’s education and helps to reinforce goals for PA ( Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, 2018 ). Webster, Beets, Weaver, Vazou, and Russ ( 2015 ) suggested

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Todd Miller, Stephanie Mull, Alan Albert Aragon, James Krieger and Brad Jon Schoenfeld

following inclusion criteria had to be met for participation: 1) women between 25–40 years of age, 2) regular menstrual cycle, 3) body fat >30%, 4) normally active, 5) not currently meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s physical activity guidelines, 6) no organized weight training within past

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Jinger S. Gottschall, Joshua J. Davis, Bryce Hastings and Heather J. Porter

is a critical component related to exercise prescription currently lacking in the physical activity guidelines. Coaches of elite athletes test this ratio in real-world settings, and recent articles have demonstrated the importance of defining the relationship between training, injury, and fitness

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Matthew O. Fullmer, Carol Wilkinson, Keven A. Prusak, Dennis Eggett and Todd Pennington

.S. Department of Health and Human Services . ( 2012 ). Physical activity guidelines for Americans midcourse report subcommittee of the president’s council on fitness, sports, and nutrition . Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth

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Ben M. Krings, Brandon D. Shepherd, Hunter S. Waldman, Matthew J. McAllister and JohnEric W. Smith

Association ( Haff & Triplett, 2015 ), (b) being classified as low risk according to a physical activity readiness questionnaire, (c) having had no current or previous musculoskeletal injuries within the last year, and (d) meeting the minimal physical activity guidelines according to the American College of

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Michelle E. Jordan, Kent Lorenz, Michalis Stylianou and Pamela Hodges Kulinna

.2307/3556658 10.2307/3556658 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services [USDHHS] . ( 2008 ). Physical activity guidelines for Americans summary . http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/summary.aspx Van Lippevelde , W. , Verloigne , M. , De Bourdeaudhuij , I. , Brug , J. , Bjelland , M. , Lien