Group cohesion and social support in exercise classes: results from a danish intervention study.

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Group cohesion and social support in exercise classes: results from a danish intervention study. / Christensen, Ulla; Schmidt, Lone; Budtz-Jørgensen, Esben; Avlund, Kirsten.

In: Health Education & Behavior, Vol. 33, No. 5, 2006, p. 677-689.

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Christensen, U, Schmidt, L, Budtz-Jørgensen, E & Avlund, K 2006, 'Group cohesion and social support in exercise classes: results from a danish intervention study.', Health Education & Behavior, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 677-689. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198105277397

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Christensen, U., Schmidt, L., Budtz-Jørgensen, E., & Avlund, K. (2006). Group cohesion and social support in exercise classes: results from a danish intervention study. Health Education & Behavior, 33(5), 677-689. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198105277397

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Christensen U, Schmidt L, Budtz-Jørgensen E, Avlund K. Group cohesion and social support in exercise classes: results from a danish intervention study. Health Education & Behavior. 2006;33(5):677-689. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198105277397

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Christensen, Ulla ; Schmidt, Lone ; Budtz-Jørgensen, Esben ; Avlund, Kirsten. / Group cohesion and social support in exercise classes: results from a danish intervention study. In: Health Education & Behavior. 2006 ; Vol. 33, No. 5. pp. 677-689.

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