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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157500
Type:
Presentation
Title:
MUJERES EN ACCION: INTERVENTION DESIGN
Abstract:
MUJERES EN ACCION: INTERVENTION DESIGN
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2010
Author:Fleury, Julie, RN, PhD, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Arizona State University
Title:Associate Dean for Research, Director, PhD in Nursing & Healthcare Innovation Program
Contact Address:500 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004, USA
Co-Authors:Colleen Keller; Adriana Perez; Martha Nunez
PURPOSES/AIMS: The purpose of this presentation is to describe a randomized controlled study to evaluate the effects of a social support intervention to promote moderate intensity physical activity in Hispanic women. The intervention Mujeres en Accion is guided by Social Support Theory, to explicitly inform the intervention and to address maintenance. Thus, the trial should help illuminate the theoretical mechanisms responsible for behavioral change.
RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND: Healthy People Objectives pertaining to adults include increasing the number of adults who participate in physical activity. However, studies that have included Hispanic women indicate that 74% of Hispanic women report no leisure time physical activity. Physical activity both prevents and helps to treat many established CHD risk factors, including obesity and its associated risks. Despite the substantial public health burden of sedentary lifestyle among Hispanic women, there have been few interventions designed specifically to foster physical activity among these women.
METHODS: The study design has one between-subjects treatment factor (Intervention vs. Attention Control group), and one within-subjects time factor (baseline, 6 months, and 12 months). The Mujeres en Accion intervention group receives the 12-week culturally derived social support intervention, while Attention Control women will receive weekly newsletters focusing on adult health and safety issues. Primary outcome measures are physical activity behavior change and cardiovascular risk factors. Hypothesized mediating variables include perceived social support and awareness of environmental resources.
RESULTS: Explication of study design and methods will help to translate research into practice by directing attention to important social support strategies and mechanisms for enhancing physical activity imitation and maintenance in Hispanic women. Specifically, the study tests how long-term physical activity maintenance may be improved through the use of existing family and community resources, and group and Promotora support.
IMPLICATIONS: METHODS: for the design and testing of Mujeres en Accion provide a model relevant to advancing the science of culturally-relevant, acceptable, and effective interventions for health promotion among Hispanic women.
Funding: NIH/NINR Grant #1R21NR010126-01A1
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.titleMUJERES EN ACCION: INTERVENTION DESIGNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157500-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">MUJERES EN ACCION: INTERVENTION DESIGN</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">Fleury, Julie, RN, PhD, FAAN</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">Associate Dean for Research, Director, PhD in Nursing &amp; Healthcare Innovation Program</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">Julie.Fleury@asu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Colleen Keller; Adriana Perez; Martha Nunez</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSES/AIMS: The purpose of this presentation is to describe a randomized controlled study to evaluate the effects of a social support intervention to promote moderate intensity physical activity in Hispanic women. The intervention Mujeres en Accion is guided by Social Support Theory, to explicitly inform the intervention and to address maintenance. Thus, the trial should help illuminate the theoretical mechanisms responsible for behavioral change. <br/>RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND: Healthy People Objectives pertaining to adults include increasing the number of adults who participate in physical activity. However, studies that have included Hispanic women indicate that 74% of Hispanic women report no leisure time physical activity. Physical activity both prevents and helps to treat many established CHD risk factors, including obesity and its associated risks. Despite the substantial public health burden of sedentary lifestyle among Hispanic women, there have been few interventions designed specifically to foster physical activity among these women.<br/>METHODS: The study design has one between-subjects treatment factor (Intervention vs. Attention Control group), and one within-subjects time factor (baseline, 6 months, and 12 months). The Mujeres en Accion intervention group receives the 12-week culturally derived social support intervention, while Attention Control women will receive weekly newsletters focusing on adult health and safety issues. Primary outcome measures are physical activity behavior change and cardiovascular risk factors. Hypothesized mediating variables include perceived social support and awareness of environmental resources.<br/>RESULTS: Explication of study design and methods will help to translate research into practice by directing attention to important social support strategies and mechanisms for enhancing physical activity imitation and maintenance in Hispanic women. Specifically, the study tests how long-term physical activity maintenance may be improved through the use of existing family and community resources, and group and Promotora support. <br/>IMPLICATIONS: METHODS: for the design and testing of Mujeres en Accion provide a model relevant to advancing the science of culturally-relevant, acceptable, and effective interventions for health promotion among Hispanic women. <br/>Funding: NIH/NINR Grant #1R21NR010126-01A1<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:55:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:55:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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