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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160041
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Maintenance of Healthy Eating and Physical after Participation in WISEWOMAN
Abstract:
Maintenance of Healthy Eating and Physical after Participation in WISEWOMAN
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Fahrenwald, Nancy, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:South Dakota State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, Box 2275, Brookings, SD, 57007, USA
Contact Telephone:605-373-1261
Co-Authors:Norma R. Schmidt, MA, Project Director and Patty K. Lihs, BS, Project Coordinator
WISEWOMAN is a CDC-sponsored cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk reduction program for low-income women offered in 14 states. Generally, participants are screened for CVD risk factors, referred and offered four healthy eating and physical activity counseling sessions derived from the Transtheoretical Model and other behavioral constructs. This evaluation research examined maintenance of behavior change among WISEWOMAN participants who had progressed from the precontemplation, contemplation or preparation stage of healthy eating and/or physical activity to the action or maintenance stage of either or both of these behaviors based on data from a prior study. Eligible participants (N=322) were 11-19 months post-enrollment. There were 158 responses to a mailed study invitation; 87 women agreed to participate, 72 interviews were completed. The telephone survey measured stage of behavior change for activity and healthy eating, current eating behavior and physical activity participation. Instrument items were tested in a prior study. Open-ended questions solicited facilitators and barriers to behavioral maintenance. Participants (85% Caucasian, 14% American Indian) ranged from 44-67 years of age. Improvements in eating were maintained by 65% of women and 70% of women maintained regular activity. Fifty-seven women had achieved the action or maintenance stage for both behaviors and 42 (74%) maintained both behaviors. Qualitative content analysis identified facilitators and barriers to behavioral maintenance. Facilitators of healthy eating were knowledge, the WISEWOMAN program, family support, health conditions, family health issues, cooking healthy, garden produce and feeling better. Barriers were cost, personal preferences, time, eating out, rural access and cooking for others. Facilitators of maintenance of physical activity were support from others, enjoyable and occupational activities, convenient access to places for activity and knowledge. Barriers were health issues, time, cost, weather and motivation. Interventions that aim to improve women's' activity and eating behaviors should consider the issues that influence maintenance of these behaviors.
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.titleMaintenance of Healthy Eating and Physical after Participation in WISEWOMANen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160041-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Maintenance of Healthy Eating and Physical after Participation in WISEWOMAN</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">Fahrenwald, Nancy, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">South Dakota State University</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">College of Nursing, Box 2275, Brookings, SD, 57007, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">605-373-1261</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Nancy.Fahrenwald@sdstate.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Norma R. Schmidt, MA, Project Director and Patty K. Lihs, BS, Project Coordinator</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">WISEWOMAN is a CDC-sponsored cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk reduction program for low-income women offered in 14 states. Generally, participants are screened for CVD risk factors, referred and offered four healthy eating and physical activity counseling sessions derived from the Transtheoretical Model and other behavioral constructs. This evaluation research examined maintenance of behavior change among WISEWOMAN participants who had progressed from the precontemplation, contemplation or preparation stage of healthy eating and/or physical activity to the action or maintenance stage of either or both of these behaviors based on data from a prior study. Eligible participants (N=322) were 11-19 months post-enrollment. There were 158 responses to a mailed study invitation; 87 women agreed to participate, 72 interviews were completed. The telephone survey measured stage of behavior change for activity and healthy eating, current eating behavior and physical activity participation. Instrument items were tested in a prior study. Open-ended questions solicited facilitators and barriers to behavioral maintenance. Participants (85% Caucasian, 14% American Indian) ranged from 44-67 years of age. Improvements in eating were maintained by 65% of women and 70% of women maintained regular activity. Fifty-seven women had achieved the action or maintenance stage for both behaviors and 42 (74%) maintained both behaviors. Qualitative content analysis identified facilitators and barriers to behavioral maintenance. Facilitators of healthy eating were knowledge, the WISEWOMAN program, family support, health conditions, family health issues, cooking healthy, garden produce and feeling better. Barriers were cost, personal preferences, time, eating out, rural access and cooking for others. Facilitators of maintenance of physical activity were support from others, enjoyable and occupational activities, convenient access to places for activity and knowledge. Barriers were health issues, time, cost, weather and motivation. Interventions that aim to improve women's' activity and eating behaviors should consider the issues that influence maintenance of these behaviors.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:34:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:34:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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