402Thursday, March 15, 2007

10:15 AM-12:15 PMConvention Center:328
Research Consortium Free Communication: Physical Activity and the Built Environment
This oral presentation session showcases peer-reviewed research focusing on how the built environment affects health and physical activity behavior.
Keyword(s): exercise/fitness/physical activity, research
Presider: Minsoo Kang, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
RC Grant Findings: Development and Validation of a Walking Space Measure
Weimo Zhu, Yong Gao, Youngsik Park, Lin Yang and Divya Chandrasekhar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Measuring Physical Activity in Public Playgrounds
John Otto Spengler1, Myron F. Floyd2, Luis Suau1, Daniel P. Connaughton1 and Jason Maddock3, (1)University of Florida-Gainesville, Gainesville, FL, (2)North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, NC, (3)University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Longitudinal Analysis of State-Level Influences on United States' Obesity Rates
Kin-Kit Li and R. Tucker Readdy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Description and Correlates of Active Transport to School
Tim Bungum1, Monica Lounsbery2, Julie Gast3, Nicole J. Smith2 and Soojin Yoo2, (1)University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, (2)University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, (3)Utah State University, Logan, UT
Examining Environmental Influences on College Students' Participation in Physical Activity
Tao Zhang, Melinda A. Solmon, Lisa G. Johnson and Zan Gao, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Decreasing Elevator Travel in Women Using Sign Prompts Encouraging Stair Use
Matthew Mura, A. Barry Joyner and Anthony Parrillo, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Examining the Relationship Between Perceptions of the Physical Environment and Percentage of Body Fat Estimated From Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry
Lisa G. Johnson, Georgianna Tuuri, Melinda A. Solmon and Michael Zanovec, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

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