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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159687
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An ecological approach to physical activity in African-American women
Abstract:
An ecological approach to physical activity in African-American women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Walcott-McQuigg, Jacqueline, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Purdue University
Title:Associate Professor & Director of Nursing Research
Contact Address:School of Nursing, West Lafayette, IN, 47907-1337, USA
Contact Telephone:312.996.1321
There is a paucity of data on physical activity in African American midlife-to-older aged women. Earlier studies have found African-American women to be more sedentary, have a less positive attitude toward exercise, and to be satisfied with a larger body size. This community-based collaborative research effort used an Ecological Model of Health Promotion to explore factors (environmental/policy and individual) influencing physical activity in African-American women aged 40-75. University based investigators collaborated with a city department of public health to recruit thirty-three African-American women in a predominantly African-American community to participate in this descriptive study. Focus group methodology was used to explore perceptions of health, physical activity and exercise, benefits/barriers to exercise, self-efficacy to exercise and social support in three groups of women, leaders/administrators, exercisers, and non-exercisors. The ethnograph computer program was used to manage the data. The women described environmental, policy and individual factors influencing their ability to exercise. Environmental barriers included lack of safe places to exercise. Policy barriers addressed lack of community resources, and individual barriers, lack of knowledge about proper exercise techniques. Continued university-community collaboration, guided by the Ecological Model, will address barriers and increase physical activity among African-American 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.titleAn ecological approach to physical activity in African-American womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159687-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An ecological approach to physical activity 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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Walcott-McQuigg, Jacqueline, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Purdue University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor &amp; Director of Nursing Research</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, West Lafayette, IN, 47907-1337, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312.996.1321</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jmcquigg@nursing.purdue.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">There is a paucity of data on physical activity in African American midlife-to-older aged women. Earlier studies have found African-American women to be more sedentary, have a less positive attitude toward exercise, and to be satisfied with a larger body size. This community-based collaborative research effort used an Ecological Model of Health Promotion to explore factors (environmental/policy and individual) influencing physical activity in African-American women aged 40-75. University based investigators collaborated with a city department of public health to recruit thirty-three African-American women in a predominantly African-American community to participate in this descriptive study. Focus group methodology was used to explore perceptions of health, physical activity and exercise, benefits/barriers to exercise, self-efficacy to exercise and social support in three groups of women, leaders/administrators, exercisers, and non-exercisors. The ethnograph computer program was used to manage the data. The women described environmental, policy and individual factors influencing their ability to exercise. Environmental barriers included lack of safe places to exercise. Policy barriers addressed lack of community resources, and individual barriers, lack of knowledge about proper exercise techniques. Continued university-community collaboration, guided by the Ecological Model, will address barriers and increase physical activity among African-American women.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:14:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:14:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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