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Abstract Physical inactivity contributes to premature mortality and morbidity and increasing prevalences of overweight and obesity in industrialized countries. Computer use is an increasingly common sedentary behaviour, potentially displacing physical activity. Physical activity and computer use...
Abstract Although stress is linked to asthma exacerbation, underlying mechanisms are unclear. Given the shared relevance to stress and asthma, select neuroendocrine and immune responses to acute stressors and their impact on pulmonary function were examined, comparing responses between students...
Abstract Sun exposure is the most important avoidable cause of skin cancers. We report characteristics of a representative sample (N = 2,324) of beachgoers in Southeastern New England during the summer of 1995. This sample was not employing adequate sun protection behaviors (83% did not often...
Abstract Although the term “behavioral epidemiology” has been used in the literature since the late 1970s, it has not been clearly defined. A behavioral epidemiology framework is proposed to specify a systematic sequence of studies on health-related behaviors, leading to evidence-based...
Abstract This study's purpose was to apply a multivariate adaptation of the Health Belief Model (HBM) to examine parental adherence to pediatric emergency department (ED) after-care instructions. Parents/legal guardians (n = 162) of children ages 0–17 years with minor (noncritical) conditions...
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