A Pilot Study of the Experience of Physical Activity among Thai Women in Oregon

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147412
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Presentation
Title:
A Pilot Study of the Experience of Physical Activity among Thai Women in Oregon
Abstract:
A Pilot Study of the Experience of Physical Activity among Thai Women in Oregon
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Thongtanunam, Yupawan, RN, MNS
P.I. Institution Name:Oregon Health & Science University
Title:Doctoral Candidate
[Clinical Session Presentation] Purposes/Aims were to explore experiences of physical activity (PA) among Thai working women and effects of Motivational Interviewing (MI) in increasing their perceived benefits and barriers, self-efficacy, and social support for being physically active. Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of death in women. It is increasing as life expectancy continues to increase and economies become more industrialized. Even support for the potential benefits of PA in prevention of CVD is increasingly clear, some women still report low PA. Middle-age-Thai-working-women face the shifting roles of women as well as bio-psycho-socio-cultural changes, including living in a different culture and environment as an immigrant. Understanding their experience of PA helps health care providers to create successful programs to increase women?s PA, and reduce their risk of CVD. MI as a proven method to increase health behavior has been used to understand and increase women?s physical activity.Methods An exploratory, pre-post design was used. Thirteen-physically-inactive women aged 48 ? 62 were participated. Three-session-MI was used to encourage increasing their PA. Pair t-tests were used to examine the changes in perceived benefits and barriers, self-efficacy, and social support before and after receiving MI. The Thematic analysis was also used to analyze the qualitative data from the interviews.Results PA was defined as participating in exercise classes, recreational activities, walking, working, sporting, and walking meditation. Their perceived barriers were no time, no friends, no motivation, not their first priority, no clue to start exercise, job characteristics, financial problems, shy to wear sport suits, and weather. Women reported higher scores of perceived benefits and barriers, perceived social support, and perceived self-efficacy after MI intervention, but only self-efficacy showed a statistically significant difference between pre-and post-intervention.Implications Health care providers can use MI to understand and promote PA among middle-age women through increasing their self-efficacy.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Pilot Study of the Experience of Physical Activity among Thai Women in Oregonen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147412-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Pilot Study of the Experience of Physical Activity among Thai Women in Oregon</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Thongtanunam, Yupawan, RN, MNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Oregon Health &amp; Science University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Candidate</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">thongtan@ohsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical Session Presentation] Purposes/Aims were to explore experiences of physical activity (PA) among Thai working women and effects of Motivational Interviewing (MI) in increasing their perceived benefits and barriers, self-efficacy, and social support for being physically active. Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of death in women. It is increasing as life expectancy continues to increase and economies become more industrialized. Even support for the potential benefits of PA in prevention of CVD is increasingly clear, some women still report low PA. Middle-age-Thai-working-women face the shifting roles of women as well as bio-psycho-socio-cultural changes, including living in a different culture and environment as an immigrant. Understanding their experience of PA helps health care providers to create successful programs to increase women?s PA, and reduce their risk of CVD. MI as a proven method to increase health behavior has been used to understand and increase women?s physical activity.Methods An exploratory, pre-post design was used. Thirteen-physically-inactive women aged 48 ? 62 were participated. Three-session-MI was used to encourage increasing their PA. Pair t-tests were used to examine the changes in perceived benefits and barriers, self-efficacy, and social support before and after receiving MI. The Thematic analysis was also used to analyze the qualitative data from the interviews.Results PA was defined as participating in exercise classes, recreational activities, walking, working, sporting, and walking meditation. Their perceived barriers were no time, no friends, no motivation, not their first priority, no clue to start exercise, job characteristics, financial problems, shy to wear sport suits, and weather. Women reported higher scores of perceived benefits and barriers, perceived social support, and perceived self-efficacy after MI intervention, but only self-efficacy showed a statistically significant difference between pre-and post-intervention.Implications Health care providers can use MI to understand and promote PA among middle-age women through increasing their self-efficacy.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:32:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:32:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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