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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157320
Type:
Presentation
Title:
SOCIAL CONTEXTUAL RESOURCES FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN OLDER LATINAS
Abstract:
SOCIAL CONTEXTUAL RESOURCES FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN OLDER LATINAS
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2010
Author:Perez, Adriana, Phd
P.I. Institution Name:Arizona State University
Title:Doctoral Student
Contact Address:500 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004, USA
Co-Authors:Colleen Keller; Julie Fleury
PURPOSES/AIMS: The purpose of this paper is to describe a theory-driven approach to developing a culturally relevant intervention, Intervenci=n de Motivaci=n Para Actividad Fisica [Motivational Intervention for Physical Activity], grounded in formative research and partnerships with community members, by building, strengthening, and maintaining social networks that support behavior change among older Hispanic women.
RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND: Social and contextual resources have been shown to be relevant factors that promote health across studies focusing on older Hispanic women and are supported by formative focus group data that indicate these factors are significant to creating a supportive personal and ecological environment to promote regular physical activity in this population. Awareness of supportive individual and community resources for physical activity may have a significant influence on the performance of health behaviors. A lack of capacity to recognize or create resources for physical activity can limit motivation and goal directed behavior to engage in regular physical activity.
METHODS: A descriptive qualitative design was used to guide formative research, which included a series of community-based focus groups in order to provide a systematic description of cultural meaning, social and contextual strengths, and resources related to physical activity, to inform and guide intervention design and implementation. Insights gained from thematic analysis were integrated throughout intervention and materials development processes.
RESULTS: Because family, friends and a group setting were identified as important in promoting physical activity, Intervenci=n de Motivaci=n Para Actividad Fisica was open to family members, comadres, vecinas, and a new walking support system created through groups of 6 to 10 women at sites closest to their neighborhood. Each member had an opportunity to share personal stories about each other and they exchanged contact information to get together during other days of the week. Strategies that focused on family interaction and activities to continue walking on other days of the week included: joining children/grandchildren for activity at the park, neighborhood, and home, and using short walks to spend time with their comadre, vecina, or hermana. Women acknowledged age as a factor in remembering to do things, including physical activity, or having too much on their mind and recommended ways to overcome these factors by writing things down, using calendars for the refrigerator door, and using ôdichosö as a culturally relevant way to remind themselves of health as a priority on a regular basis. For contextual resources women emphasized the importance of their neighborhood and community as resources for physical activity and spoke of their need to feel safe and connected with others who are physically active. They helped to identify places for group and individual walking, including: nearby parks, Mountain Park Health Center, large stores such as Walmart, and malls where there would be many people, families, and plenty of lighting for safety.
IMPLICATIONS: This paper describes a theory-driven approach to that may help guide clinicians in developing feasible intervention strategies that attend to individual and community supports, cultural and contextual resources, and strengths to promote regular physical activity in older Hispanic women.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSOCIAL CONTEXTUAL RESOURCES FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN OLDER LATINASen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157320-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">SOCIAL CONTEXTUAL RESOURCES FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN OLDER LATINAS</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</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">Perez, Adriana, Phd</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Arizona State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">500 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">adriana.rivera@asu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Colleen Keller; Julie Fleury</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSES/AIMS: The purpose of this paper is to describe a theory-driven approach to developing a culturally relevant intervention, Intervenci=n de Motivaci=n Para Actividad Fisica [Motivational Intervention for Physical Activity], grounded in formative research and partnerships with community members, by building, strengthening, and maintaining social networks that support behavior change among older Hispanic women. <br/>RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND: Social and contextual resources have been shown to be relevant factors that promote health across studies focusing on older Hispanic women and are supported by formative focus group data that indicate these factors are significant to creating a supportive personal and ecological environment to promote regular physical activity in this population. Awareness of supportive individual and community resources for physical activity may have a significant influence on the performance of health behaviors. A lack of capacity to recognize or create resources for physical activity can limit motivation and goal directed behavior to engage in regular physical activity. <br/>METHODS: A descriptive qualitative design was used to guide formative research, which included a series of community-based focus groups in order to provide a systematic description of cultural meaning, social and contextual strengths, and resources related to physical activity, to inform and guide intervention design and implementation. Insights gained from thematic analysis were integrated throughout intervention and materials development processes. <br/>RESULTS: Because family, friends and a group setting were identified as important in promoting physical activity, Intervenci=n de Motivaci=n Para Actividad Fisica was open to family members, comadres, vecinas, and a new walking support system created through groups of 6 to 10 women at sites closest to their neighborhood. Each member had an opportunity to share personal stories about each other and they exchanged contact information to get together during other days of the week. Strategies that focused on family interaction and activities to continue walking on other days of the week included: joining children/grandchildren for activity at the park, neighborhood, and home, and using short walks to spend time with their comadre, vecina, or hermana. Women acknowledged age as a factor in remembering to do things, including physical activity, or having too much on their mind and recommended ways to overcome these factors by writing things down, using calendars for the refrigerator door, and using &ocirc;dichos&ouml; as a culturally relevant way to remind themselves of health as a priority on a regular basis. For contextual resources women emphasized the importance of their neighborhood and community as resources for physical activity and spoke of their need to feel safe and connected with others who are physically active. They helped to identify places for group and individual walking, including: nearby parks, Mountain Park Health Center, large stores such as Walmart, and malls where there would be many people, families, and plenty of lighting for safety. <br/>IMPLICATIONS: This paper describes a theory-driven approach to that may help guide clinicians in developing feasible intervention strategies that attend to individual and community supports, cultural and contextual resources, and strengths to promote regular physical activity in older Hispanic women.<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:45:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:45:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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