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- The Influence of Religious Affiliation on Participant Responsiveness to the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Lifestyle Intervention
L. M. Kent
D. P. Morton
E. J. Ward
P. M. Rankin
R. B. Ferret
H. A. Diehl
- Springer US