Social support and the likelihood of maintaining and improving levels of physical activity: the Whitehall II Study

Anne Kouvonen, Roberto De Vogli, Mai Stafford, Martin J Shipley, Michael G Marmot, Tom Cox, Jussi Vahtera, Ari Väänänen, Tarja Heponiemi, Archana Singh-Manoux, Mika Kivimäki

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    Abstract

    Background: Evidence on the association between social support and leisure time physical activity (LTPA) is scarce and mostly based on cross-sectional data with different types of social support collapsed into a single index. The aim of this study was to investigate whether social support from the closest person was associated with LTPA.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)514-8
    Number of pages5
    JournalEuropean journal of public health
    Volume22
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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