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Assessment of Physical Activity Among Female Students of Tonekabon- Iran Based on Trans-theoretical Model

Mohammad Vahedian 1 , Adeleh Alinia 1 , * , Reza Attarzadeh 2 and Habibollah Esmaeeli 1
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1 Department of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran
2 Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, IR Iran
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  • Thrita: June 15, 2013, 2 (2); 127-32
  • Published Online: December 15, 2012
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: July 8, 2012
  • Revised: September 2, 2012
  • Accepted: October 23, 2012
  • DOI: 10.5812/thrita.6975

To Cite: Vahedian M, Alinia A, Attarzadeh R, Esmaeeli H. Assessment of Physical Activity Among Female Students of Tonekabon- Iran Based on Trans-theoretical Model, Thrita. 2013 ;2(2):127-32. doi: 10.5812/thrita.6975.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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