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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159939
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Acceptability of a Physical Activity Intervention for Middle School Girls
Abstract:
Acceptability of a Physical Activity Intervention for Middle School Girls
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Robbins, Lorraine, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
P.I. Institution Name:Michigan State University
Title:College of Nursing
Contact Address:500 West Fee Hall, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA
Contact Telephone:517-353-3011
Co-Authors:L.B. Robbins, J.S. Dunayevich, College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI;
As one means for addressing the rising overweight prevalence noted among youth, interventions to help girls meet moderate to vigorous physical activity (PA) recommendations to assist them in achieving or maintaining a healthy weight are needed. Purpose: The purpose was to determine acceptability of a proposed comprehensive school-based PA intervention for middle school girls. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: The major components of the intervention, which was based on nursing's Health Promotion Model, included nurse counseling and a PA club. Subjects: Twenty-five 6th-grade girls from two urban middle schools each participated in one of four small-group sessions after school. Method: To evaluate acceptability of the intervention components, researchers asked the girls to use a four-point Likert scale ranging from 1 (disagree a lot) to 4 (agree a lot) to respond to 32 survey items focusing on specific aspects of each component. To assist the girls with their evaluation, examples of nurse counseling to help girls increase their PA were provided and various PA club activities were demonstrated by a certified aerobics instructor. To ensure girls' understanding of the PAs and enhance accuracy of the evaluation, researchers provided the girls with opportunities to engage in the PAs (e.g., use resistance exercise bands, hand weights, and plyometric balls). Results: The girls provided information on their willingness to attend a PA club, perceptions of their parents' opinions regarding it, and thoughts about the periodic inclusion of athletic role models. They also commented on the lesson content and related discussions. Girls identified "dancing to music" (M = 3.56; SD = 0.87) as the PA that they were most interested in doing and supported the counseling sessions with the nurse. Conclusions: Findings from this study can be used by nurses interested in designing interventions that meet the needs of girls to assist them in increasing their PA.
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.titleAcceptability of a Physical Activity Intervention for Middle School Girlsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159939-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Acceptability of a Physical Activity Intervention for Middle School Girls</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">Robbins, Lorraine, PhD, RN, FNP-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Michigan State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">500 West Fee Hall, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">517-353-3011</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">robbin76@msu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">L.B. Robbins, J.S. Dunayevich, College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">As one means for addressing the rising overweight prevalence noted among youth, interventions to help girls meet moderate to vigorous physical activity (PA) recommendations to assist them in achieving or maintaining a healthy weight are needed. Purpose: The purpose was to determine acceptability of a proposed comprehensive school-based PA intervention for middle school girls. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: The major components of the intervention, which was based on nursing's Health Promotion Model, included nurse counseling and a PA club. Subjects: Twenty-five 6th-grade girls from two urban middle schools each participated in one of four small-group sessions after school. Method: To evaluate acceptability of the intervention components, researchers asked the girls to use a four-point Likert scale ranging from 1 (disagree a lot) to 4 (agree a lot) to respond to 32 survey items focusing on specific aspects of each component. To assist the girls with their evaluation, examples of nurse counseling to help girls increase their PA were provided and various PA club activities were demonstrated by a certified aerobics instructor. To ensure girls' understanding of the PAs and enhance accuracy of the evaluation, researchers provided the girls with opportunities to engage in the PAs (e.g., use resistance exercise bands, hand weights, and plyometric balls). Results: The girls provided information on their willingness to attend a PA club, perceptions of their parents' opinions regarding it, and thoughts about the periodic inclusion of athletic role models. They also commented on the lesson content and related discussions. Girls identified &quot;dancing to music&quot; (M = 3.56; SD = 0.87) as the PA that they were most interested in doing and supported the counseling sessions with the nurse. Conclusions: Findings from this study can be used by nurses interested in designing interventions that meet the needs of girls to assist them in increasing their PA.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:28:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:28:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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