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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157362
Type:
Presentation
Title:
HEALTH BEHAVIORS OF AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH SOCCER PLAYERS IN NEW MEXICO
Abstract:
HEALTH BEHAVIORS OF AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH SOCCER PLAYERS IN NEW MEXICO
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2010
Author:Siemon, Mark, RN-BC, MPH, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy, University of New Mexico
Title:RWJF Health Policy Fellow
Contact Address:1410 Girard Blvd NE Apt 70, Albuquerque, NM, 87106, USA
Co-Authors:Marie Lobo; Anita Parmar
PURPOSE/AIMS: The purpose of this paper is to describe the health behaviors of New Mexico American Indian middle school participants in the Native American Soccer Project (NASP) and Indigenous Soccer Cup (ISC).
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ACKGROUND: There have been few studies examining the impact of organized sports on the health of American Indian children. The New Mexico State Legislature passed a memorial in 2009 requesting an evaluation of the health impact of the Native American Soccer Project and Indigenous Soccer Cup (SM004, 2009).
Sample: The sample was composed of children (n=63; mean age 12.4 years) who participated in the 2009 ISC. The children were residents of New Mexico (NM) who were entering middle school, 6th through 8th grades in the fall of 2009, who could read and speak English and reported their race as all or partially American Indian.

METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted in August 2009 using the 2007 Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey (YRRS) for New Mexico middle school students. Human Research Review Committee approval was obtained. Parents or Legally Authorized Representatives (LARs) were notified of the study two weeks before the ISC. Passive consent was used with the parents/LARs. Children assented to participate in the research prior to administration of the survey. Chi square assessments using SPSS 17.0 were completed to test for differences between NASP/ISC middle school responses and 2007 YRRS NM middle school results and 2007 YRRS NM middle school results for American Indians.

RESULTS: NASP/ISC middle school participants from NM were found to be significantly more likely to report never having tried smoking cigarettes (25% versus 43%), x2(1, 61) = 6.68, p = 0.01; never having drank alcohol other than a few sips (25% versus 53%), x2(1, 61) = 17.55, p = 0.00; and report they think it is very wrong for someone their age to drink alcohol (68% versus 50%), x2(1, 61) = 10.05, p = 0.00; when compared with results from the 2007 NM middle school YRRS (n=8,484, mean age 12.9 years). NASP/ISC middle school participants from NM were found to be significantly less likely to report never having used marijuana (16% versus 32%), x2(1, 61) = 6.75, p = 0.01, when compared with results from the 2007 NM middle school YRRS for American Indian students (n=2,118, mean age 12.9 years). There was no significant difference between NASP/ISC middle school participants from NM in reported suicidal ideation or having ever made a plan to commit suicide when compared with the results from the 2007 YRRS for NM American Indian middle school students and all NM middle school students.

IMPLICATIONS: The results of the research will be used by the New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Indian Affairs Department to improve programs to increase resiliency and health behaviors among New Mexico American Indian youth.
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.titleHEALTH BEHAVIORS OF AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH SOCCER PLAYERS IN NEW MEXICOen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157362-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">HEALTH BEHAVIORS OF AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH SOCCER PLAYERS IN NEW MEXICO</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">Siemon, Mark, RN-BC, MPH, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy, University of New Mexico</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">RWJF Health Policy Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1410 Girard Blvd NE Apt 70, Albuquerque, NM, 87106, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">msiemon@salud.unm.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Marie Lobo; Anita Parmar</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSE/AIMS: The purpose of this paper is to describe the health behaviors of New Mexico American Indian middle school participants in the Native American Soccer Project (NASP) and Indigenous Soccer Cup (ISC).<br/>B<br/>ACKGROUND: There have been few studies examining the impact of organized sports on the health of American Indian children. The New Mexico State Legislature passed a memorial in 2009 requesting an evaluation of the health impact of the Native American Soccer Project and Indigenous Soccer Cup (SM004, 2009). <br/>Sample: The sample was composed of children (n=63; mean age 12.4 years) who participated in the 2009 ISC. The children were residents of New Mexico (NM) who were entering middle school, 6th through 8th grades in the fall of 2009, who could read and speak English and reported their race as all or partially American Indian.<br/><br/>METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted in August 2009 using the 2007 Youth Risk &amp; Resiliency Survey (YRRS) for New Mexico middle school students. Human Research Review Committee approval was obtained. Parents or Legally Authorized Representatives (LARs) were notified of the study two weeks before the ISC. Passive consent was used with the parents/LARs. Children assented to participate in the research prior to administration of the survey. Chi square assessments using SPSS 17.0 were completed to test for differences between NASP/ISC middle school responses and 2007 YRRS NM middle school results and 2007 YRRS NM middle school results for American Indians.<br/><br/>RESULTS: NASP/ISC middle school participants from NM were found to be significantly more likely to report never having tried smoking cigarettes (25% versus 43%), x2(1, 61) = 6.68, p = 0.01; never having drank alcohol other than a few sips (25% versus 53%), x2(1, 61) = 17.55, p = 0.00; and report they think it is very wrong for someone their age to drink alcohol (68% versus 50%), x2(1, 61) = 10.05, p = 0.00; when compared with results from the 2007 NM middle school YRRS (n=8,484, mean age 12.9 years). NASP/ISC middle school participants from NM were found to be significantly less likely to report never having used marijuana (16% versus 32%), x2(1, 61) = 6.75, p = 0.01, when compared with results from the 2007 NM middle school YRRS for American Indian students (n=2,118, mean age 12.9 years). There was no significant difference between NASP/ISC middle school participants from NM in reported suicidal ideation or having ever made a plan to commit suicide when compared with the results from the 2007 YRRS for NM American Indian middle school students and all NM middle school students.<br/><br/>IMPLICATIONS: The results of the research will be used by the New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Indian Affairs Department to improve programs to increase resiliency and health behaviors among New Mexico American Indian youth.<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:48:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:48:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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