Expanding the Health Action and Process Approach to Predict Physical Activity in African Americans With HIV/AIDS: A Hierarchical Regression Analysis

Eboneé T. Johnson, Ruth T. Lynch, Fong Chan, Jill Bezyak, Michele Mahr

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Abstract

The current study investigated an expanded Health Action and Process Approach (HAPA) as a health-promotion model of physical activity/exercise behavior for African Americans living with HIV/AIDS. Predictions of physical activity/exercise participation were investigated among 110 African Americans living with HIV/AIDS. Results indicate the expanded HAPA model accounts for 35% of the variance in physical activity/exercise participation. The most significant predictor variables were symptom severity, outcome expectancy, and action and coping planning. Action and coping planning also partially mediated the relationship between physical activity/exercise intention and behavior. Results of the study provide partial support for the use of this expanded HAPA model in the design and implementation of health-promotion behavioral interventions targeting physical activity/exercise for Africana Americans with HIV/AIDS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-42
Number of pages13
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 7

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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