Psychological Factors of Physical Activity among Hispanic Women: A Systematic Literature Review

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155883
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Presentation
Title:
Psychological Factors of Physical Activity among Hispanic Women: A Systematic Literature Review
Abstract:
Psychological Factors of Physical Activity among Hispanic Women: A Systematic Literature Review
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Vermeesch, Amber Lea, MSN, RN, NP-C
P.I. Institution Name:University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
Title:Family Nurse Practitioner, Research Assistant
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this research was to systematically review and synthesize the available research concerning psychological factors including body image, self-efficacy, and self-esteem, in physical activity among Hispanic community-dwelling women. Methods: The literature was examined systematically in Medline, CINAHL, PsycArticles, PsycBooks, PsycExtra, and PsycInfo for research using MeSH terms, CINAHL headings, subject headings words and key words pertaining to body image, self-efficacy, self-esteem, and physical activity. Results: Studies met inclusion criteria if they were research based, quantitative in methodology, included at least 25 community dwelling adult Hispanic or Latino women greater than or equal to 19 years. A total of five appropriate studies were assigned a level of evidence and score point and synthesized. Conclusion: Physical inactivity may contribute to increased health risks especially among Hispanic women. Hispanic women are at greater risk than Caucasian women for numerous chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and obesity. Hispanic women are considerably less likely than other women to participate in physical activity. Understanding psychological factors influencing Hispanic women's participation in physical activity is important if targeted interventions are to be created and implemented to increase this population's levels of physical activity. There is disagreement among researchers of the relationship between psychological factors and physical activity among Hispanic women.
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.titlePsychological Factors of Physical Activity among Hispanic Women: A Systematic Literature Reviewen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155883-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychological Factors of Physical Activity among Hispanic Women: A Systematic Literature Review</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Vermeesch, Amber Lea, MSN, RN, NP-C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Family Nurse Practitioner, Research Assistant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">a.vermeesch@umiami.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this research was to systematically review and synthesize the available research concerning psychological factors including body image, self-efficacy, and self-esteem, in physical activity among Hispanic community-dwelling women. Methods: The literature was examined systematically in Medline, CINAHL, PsycArticles, PsycBooks, PsycExtra, and PsycInfo for research using MeSH terms, CINAHL headings, subject headings words and key words pertaining to body image, self-efficacy, self-esteem, and physical activity. Results: Studies met inclusion criteria if they were research based, quantitative in methodology, included at least 25 community dwelling adult Hispanic or Latino women greater than or equal to 19 years. A total of five appropriate studies were assigned a level of evidence and score point and synthesized. Conclusion: Physical inactivity may contribute to increased health risks especially among Hispanic women. Hispanic women are at greater risk than Caucasian women for numerous chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and obesity. Hispanic women are considerably less likely than other women to participate in physical activity. Understanding psychological factors influencing Hispanic women's participation in physical activity is important if targeted interventions are to be created and implemented to increase this population's levels of physical activity. There is disagreement among researchers of the relationship between psychological factors and physical activity among Hispanic women.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:14:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:14:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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