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Effects of a Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Program on Activity Levels, Stress, Body Size, and Sleep in Sedentary Korean College Students

Choi, Jin Yi, PhD, RN; Chang, Ae Kyung, PhD, RN; Choi, Eun-Ju, PhD

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000282

This study examined the effects of a physical activity and sedentary behavior program on physical activity, sedentary behavior, stress, body size, and sleep in 63 Korean college students. This study used a quasiexperimental approach with a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The results showed that the program increased physical activity and step counts and reduced sedentary behavior, waist circumference, and stress levels.

Department of Nursing, College of Biomedical and Health Science, Kunkuk University, Chungju, South Korea (Dr Choi); College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea (Dr Chang); and Department of Physical Education, Daegu Catholic University, Gyeongsan, South Korea (Dr Choi).

Correspondence: Ae Kyung Chang, PhD, RN, College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, 26, Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02447, South Korea (

This work was supported by Kyung Hee University via a grant provided in 2016 (KHU-20161389).

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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