Physical Activity Among Suburban and Rural School-Aged Youth: Facilitators and Barriers

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151992
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Presentation
Title:
Physical Activity Among Suburban and Rural School-Aged Youth: Facilitators and Barriers
Abstract:
Physical Activity Among Suburban and Rural School-Aged Youth: Facilitators and Barriers
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Thurkettle, Mary Ann, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Slippery Rock University
Title:Associate Professor
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Purpose: This study is one of a series, preliminary to a health services research project focusing on transfer of research advances to community use. The purpose is to contribute to increasing knowledge about barriers and facilitators from the perspective of youth from suburban and rural settings. A previous study examined urban populations. Research Questions include: 1)What are the perceived barriers to engaging in physical activity? 2) What are the perceived facilitators to engaging in physical activity? 3) What are teen perceptions of physical activity in their daily life?
Methods: This study uses a photovoice technique (Wang, 1989) to collect data combined with group dialog and interpretive inquiry analytic techniques. Photovoice involves the use of participant-taken photographs to stimulate thinking and discussion about the phenomenon of interest, physical activity in this study.  Twenty participants age 12-17 were recruited through a local school district: ten were from rural settings, ten from suburban settings.  At Session 1, participants are given a 24 exposure disposable camera to take 8 pictures, over a two week period, for each of the three categories: barriers, facilitators, and physical activity. At Session 2, cameras are collected and consents verified. At Session 3, participants meet to present, discuss, and help categorize their pictures. At Session 4 they refine and validate the final analysis and propose related strategies to increase physical activities.
Results: The study will be complete by May 2011.  The results will be reported and compared with those of an urban population from a previous study
Conclusion: Findings enrich the understanding of factors related to physical activity behavior change and be useful in developing and testing strategies to overcome barriers and to maximize facilitators. Findings provide information for future research to examine the effectiveness of an adolescent intervention program at the community level.
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.titlePhysical Activity Among Suburban and Rural School-Aged Youth: Facilitators and Barriersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151992-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Physical Activity Among Suburban and Rural School-Aged Youth: Facilitators and Barriers</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Thurkettle, Mary Ann, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Slippery Rock University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mathurkettle@gmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Purpose: This study is one of a series, preliminary to a health services research project focusing on transfer of research advances to community use. The purpose is to contribute to increasing knowledge about barriers and facilitators from the perspective of youth from suburban and rural settings. A previous study examined urban populations. Research Questions include: 1)What are the perceived barriers to engaging in physical activity? 2) What are the perceived facilitators to engaging in physical activity? 3) What are teen perceptions of physical activity in their daily life? <br/>Methods: This study uses a photovoice technique (Wang, 1989) to collect data combined with group dialog and interpretive inquiry analytic techniques. Photovoice involves the use of participant-taken photographs to stimulate thinking and discussion about the phenomenon of interest, physical activity in this study. &nbsp;Twenty participants age 12-17 were recruited through a local school district: ten were from rural settings, ten from suburban settings. &nbsp;At Session 1, participants are given a 24 exposure disposable camera to take 8 pictures, over a two week period, for each of the three categories: barriers, facilitators, and physical activity. At Session 2, cameras are collected and consents verified. At Session 3, participants meet to present, discuss, and help categorize their pictures. At Session 4 they refine and validate the final analysis and propose related strategies to increase physical activities. <br/>Results: The study will be complete by May 2011.&nbsp; The results will be reported and compared with those of an urban population from a previous study <br/>Conclusion: Findings enrich the understanding of factors related to physical activity behavior change and be useful in developing and testing strategies to overcome barriers and to maximize facilitators. Findings provide information for future research to examine the effectiveness of an adolescent intervention program at the community level.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:20:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:20:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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