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Health Promot Perspect. 2016;6(2): 58-65. doi: 10.15171/hpp.2016.11
PMID: 27386419        PMCID: PMC4932223

Original Article

Testing multi-theory model (MTM) in predicting initiation andsustenance of physical activity behavior among college students

Vinayak K. Nahar 1 * , Manoj Sharma 2, Hannah Priest Catalano 3, Melinda J. Ickes 4, Paul Johnson 5, M. Allison Ford 6

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34- Wilkerson A, Davis R, Sharma M, Harmon M, McCowan H, Mockbee C, Ford M, Nahar V. Use of the multi-theory model (MTM) in explaining initiation and sustenance of indoor tanning cessation among college students. Arch Dermatol Res. 2022;315(2):191 [Crossref]
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