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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159033
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Efficacy of a Stage-Matched Physical Activity Message for Low-Income Women
Abstract:
Efficacy of a Stage-Matched Physical Activity Message for Low-Income Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Hoebeke, Roberta, PhD, MSN, APRN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of Southern Indiana
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN, 47712, USA
Contact Telephone:(812) 465-1171
Physical inactivity is most prevalent among low-income women, yet a paucity of physical activity research exists with this population. Nurses can play a critical role in promoting physical activity to decrease adverse health outcomes among low-income women. The purpose of this study was to test a stage-matched message developed from the Transtheoretical Model to increase physical activity. From a primary care clinic women (N=32) at or below 185% of poverty level in Contemplation or Preparation stages of change completed measures of physical activity, stage of change, perceived physical activity benefits and barriers, and demographic data. Participants were randomized to receive a stage-matched physical activity message or a standard message with two follow-up phone contacts over 10 weeks. Pre and post difference scores, Mann-Whitney U and independent t-tests were used to analyze data. The groups did not differ pre-intervention on demographic variables, mean number of steps measured by pedometer, benefits or barriers scores. Participants were 75% White, with a mean age of 37.5 years, 11.8 years of education, and BMI of 34. The experimental group progressed significantly more in stage of change (m = 21.24) than the control group (m = 11.13; U = 47.00, p < .000). The experimental group had significantly (t(30) = 2.60, p = .015) higher step counts (m = 7826.24, sd = 4559.45) than the control group (m = 4137.27, sd = 3280.03) and significantly lower (t(30) = -2.52, p = .017) barriers scores (m = 12.88, sd = 5.13) than the control group (m = 17.47, sd = 5.15) post-intervention. Further research is needed that targets this at-risk population, but it appears that nurses in primary care settings could implement this counseling approach to increase physical activity in low-income 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.titleEfficacy of a Stage-Matched Physical Activity Message for Low-Income Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159033-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Efficacy of a Stage-Matched Physical Activity Message for Low-Income 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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hoebeke, Roberta, PhD, MSN, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Southern Indiana</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN, 47712, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(812) 465-1171</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rhoebeke@usi.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Physical inactivity is most prevalent among low-income women, yet a paucity of physical activity research exists with this population. Nurses can play a critical role in promoting physical activity to decrease adverse health outcomes among low-income women. The purpose of this study was to test a stage-matched message developed from the Transtheoretical Model to increase physical activity. From a primary care clinic women (N=32) at or below 185% of poverty level in Contemplation or Preparation stages of change completed measures of physical activity, stage of change, perceived physical activity benefits and barriers, and demographic data. Participants were randomized to receive a stage-matched physical activity message or a standard message with two follow-up phone contacts over 10 weeks. Pre and post difference scores, Mann-Whitney U and independent t-tests were used to analyze data. The groups did not differ pre-intervention on demographic variables, mean number of steps measured by pedometer, benefits or barriers scores. Participants were 75% White, with a mean age of 37.5 years, 11.8 years of education, and BMI of 34. The experimental group progressed significantly more in stage of change (m = 21.24) than the control group (m = 11.13; U = 47.00, p &lt; .000). The experimental group had significantly (t(30) = 2.60, p = .015) higher step counts (m = 7826.24, sd = 4559.45) than the control group (m = 4137.27, sd = 3280.03) and significantly lower (t(30) = -2.52, p = .017) barriers scores (m = 12.88, sd = 5.13) than the control group (m = 17.47, sd = 5.15) post-intervention. Further research is needed that targets this at-risk population, but it appears that nurses in primary care settings could implement this counseling approach to increase physical activity in low-income women.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:38:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:38:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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