Behavioural Medicine (BMED) laboratory
What is the Behavioural Medicine lab?
The Behavioural Medicine (BMED) lab is a research lab (director: Dr. Ryan Rhodes) within the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education at the University of Victoria, Canada. Our mission is to produce and disseminate innovative and population-relevant physical activity and health research of the highest calibre within an environment that fosters collaboration, community, pride, and life balance.
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- How the home environment impacts physical activity and sedentary behavior
- What factors predict physical activity change?
- Self-efficacy in health behaviour research
Kaushal, N., and Rhodes, R.E., (2014). The Home Physical Environment and its Relationship with Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour: A Systematic Review. Preventive Medicine. 67, 221-237.
This study was recently published! Navin Kaushal and Dr. Rhodes explored the relationship between the home physical environment and physical activity and sedentary behavior. One finding that emerged was more prominent physical activity equipment was more likely to be used than smaller ones. If you would like to read this article, click here!
Dr. Rhodes and the Behavioural Medicine Lab have been exploring the self-efficacy construct within the health behaviour field and its relationship with motivation. Check out a recent paper by Dr. Williams and Dr. Rhodes on this topic.
The lab is also currently conducting multiple studies exploring this construct! Stay tuned for results!