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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158385
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Results of the Heart and Soul Physical Activity Program in African American women
Abstract:
Results of the Heart and Soul Physical Activity Program in African American women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Peterson, Jane, PhD, RN, ARNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of Missouri Kansas City
Contact Address:2464 Charlotte St., Kansas City, MO, 64108, USA
Contact Telephone:816-235-5963
Co-Authors:J.A. Peterson, A. Cheng, School of Nursing, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO;
Problem: African American (AA) women have a higher prevalence of cardiovascular (CVD) risks, including physical inactivity, than Caucasian women. Increased physical activity is known to reduce the risks for CVD. In the U.S., 55% of adult AA women are sedentary, reporting no leisure-time physical activity. Positive health behavior changes have resulted from health promotion interventions conducted in AA churches. Methods: A sample of eighteen midlife (35-65 years) AA women in one predominantly AA urban church participated in the faith-based Heart and Soul Physical Activity Program (HSPAP). The HSPAP is a physical activity intervention conceptualized in four domains of social support (Wills, 1985). The domains of social support implemented in the intervention included: appraisal (informational), belonging (emotional), tangible (instrumental) and self-esteem (self-worth). The specific aims of this pilot project were to determine changes from baseline to six weeks in: 1) time spent in physical activity (measured by the 7-Day Activity Recall and Tri-axial Research Tracker accelerometer) and 2) perceived and received social support for physical activity (measured by Social Support Questionnaire and Social Support for Exercise Scale). Data analysis: Paired t-test was conducted to determine changes in the outcomes from baseline to six weeks, at the end of the study. Findings: Study participants significantly increased time spent in moderate intensity physical activity from a mean of 122.8 minutes/week at baseline to 172.5 minutes/week at six weeks. Participants reported increases in social support for physical activity in the six weeks. Conclusions: Positive trends in increased physical activity and social support were noted in midlife AA women following the HSPAP. Nurses can capitalize on the inherent social support within faith communities to promote physical activity. The HSPAP appears to be a promising, culturally appropriate strategy to increase physical activity in AA women.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleResults of the Heart and Soul Physical Activity Program in African American womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158385-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Results of the Heart and Soul Physical Activity Program in African American women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Peterson, Jane, PhD, RN, ARNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Missouri Kansas City</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2464 Charlotte St., Kansas City, MO, 64108, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">816-235-5963</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">petersonja@umkc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">J.A. Peterson, A. Cheng, School of Nursing, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: African American (AA) women have a higher prevalence of cardiovascular (CVD) risks, including physical inactivity, than Caucasian women. Increased physical activity is known to reduce the risks for CVD. In the U.S., 55% of adult AA women are sedentary, reporting no leisure-time physical activity. Positive health behavior changes have resulted from health promotion interventions conducted in AA churches. Methods: A sample of eighteen midlife (35-65 years) AA women in one predominantly AA urban church participated in the faith-based Heart and Soul Physical Activity Program (HSPAP). The HSPAP is a physical activity intervention conceptualized in four domains of social support (Wills, 1985). The domains of social support implemented in the intervention included: appraisal (informational), belonging (emotional), tangible (instrumental) and self-esteem (self-worth). The specific aims of this pilot project were to determine changes from baseline to six weeks in: 1) time spent in physical activity (measured by the 7-Day Activity Recall and Tri-axial Research Tracker accelerometer) and 2) perceived and received social support for physical activity (measured by Social Support Questionnaire and Social Support for Exercise Scale). Data analysis: Paired t-test was conducted to determine changes in the outcomes from baseline to six weeks, at the end of the study. Findings: Study participants significantly increased time spent in moderate intensity physical activity from a mean of 122.8 minutes/week at baseline to 172.5 minutes/week at six weeks. Participants reported increases in social support for physical activity in the six weeks. Conclusions: Positive trends in increased physical activity and social support were noted in midlife AA women following the HSPAP. Nurses can capitalize on the inherent social support within faith communities to promote physical activity. The HSPAP appears to be a promising, culturally appropriate strategy to increase physical activity in AA women.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:59:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:59:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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