Special Issue "Ecological Determinants of Physical Activity in Underserved Populations: Evidence to Inform Interventions"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2020) | Viewed by 9143
Interests: Adolescent Health; Obesity; Diabetes; Lifestyle Interventions
Insufficient physical activity is a global epidemic which affects billions of people around the world. While a considerable amount is known about the consequences of insufficient physical activity, and there is an emerging literature on the dangers of sedentary behaviors, little is known about the modifiable determinants of physical activity that can be targeted for intervention. This is true of individuals experiencing health disparities in high-income counties but is especially true of citizens in low- and middle-income countries who may be displaying declines in physical activity even as their economic circumstances improve. Furthermore, much of the published literature in this area has focused on individual-level determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviors, which ignores a large body of literature in more general populations demonstrating that determinants of physical activity exist at the interpersonal, environmental, and policy levels of the ecological model. To address this gap in the literature, we are interested in submissions to this Special Issue of the journal that employ an ecological framework to understand physical activity and/or sedentary behaviors in underserved populations, such as those living in rural areas or low- and middle-income countries. We are also interested in studies which consider the unique culturally-related barriers and supports for physical activity experienced by ethnic and racial groups who experience related health disparities.
For this Special Issue, we seek research papers that will inform future efforts to intervene on at-risk populations in community settings to promote increased physical activity and/or decreased sedentary behavior. We are especially interested in the submission of longitudinal observational or intervention studies. We welcome original research papers reporting the results of observational and intervention studies as well as systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
Dr. Rui Li
Dr. Justin B. Moore
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- Physical activity