Promotion of Heart Health in Mid-Life Women: the Church-Based Heart and Soul Physical Activity Program

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161348
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Presentation
Title:
Promotion of Heart Health in Mid-Life Women: the Church-Based Heart and Soul Physical Activity Program
Abstract:
Promotion of Heart Health in Mid-Life Women: the Church-Based Heart and Soul Physical Activity Program
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Peterson, Jane, RN, ARNP, BC, FNP-C, FNP
Contact Address:3304 Hillcrest Drive, Hays, KS, 67601, USA
Only 15% of U.S. adults achieve adequate physical activity to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other chronic, debilitating conditions. The Healthy People 2010 Goals advise all adults to attain 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity nearly every day, with few women meeting these recommendations. The primary purpose of this pilot study was to determine the effectiveness of the Heart and Soul Physical Activity Program (HSPAP) (Peterson, 2001) in increasing physical activity, energy expenditure, cardiorespiratory fitness, and social support from baseline to 6 and 12 weeks in midlife women, ages 35-65 years. The HSPAP is an innovative, church-based health promotion program, with social support strategies conceptualized within appraisal, belonging, tangible and self-esteem domains, designed to promote an active lifestyle in women. An experimental repeated measures nested design (n=44) with randomization of two similar rural communities into either the HSPAP intervention or comparison (information only) groups was used. Measurement for physical activity and energy expenditure was the 7-Day Physical Activity Recall. Cardiorespiratory fitness was measured by the Rockport Walk Test. Social support was measured by the Interpersonal Support Evaluation List and a new measure specific to social support for physical activity. Data were analyzed using RMANOVA. Preliminary findings showed significant improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness (p<.001), greater number of days with 4 MET or greater moderate intensity physical activity (p<.01), and higher levels of total (p<.001), appraisal (p<.01), and self-esteem (p<.01) social support for the intervention group. Over the 12 week intervention, the comparison group increased 68 minutes/week in time spent in moderate intensity physical activity and the HSPAP intervention group increased 142 minutes/week. Nurses can counsel midlife women to attend programs such as the HSPAP, to effectively promote adoption of physical activity recommendations.
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.titlePromotion of Heart Health in Mid-Life Women: the Church-Based Heart and Soul Physical Activity Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161348-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Promotion of Heart Health in Mid-Life Women: the Church-Based Heart and Soul Physical Activity Program </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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Peterson, Jane, RN, ARNP, BC, FNP-C, FNP</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3304 Hillcrest Drive, Hays, KS, 67601, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Only 15% of U.S. adults achieve adequate physical activity to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other chronic, debilitating conditions. The Healthy People 2010 Goals advise all adults to attain 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity nearly every day, with few women meeting these recommendations. The primary purpose of this pilot study was to determine the effectiveness of the Heart and Soul Physical Activity Program (HSPAP) (Peterson, 2001) in increasing physical activity, energy expenditure, cardiorespiratory fitness, and social support from baseline to 6 and 12 weeks in midlife women, ages 35-65 years. The HSPAP is an innovative, church-based health promotion program, with social support strategies conceptualized within appraisal, belonging, tangible and self-esteem domains, designed to promote an active lifestyle in women. An experimental repeated measures nested design (n=44) with randomization of two similar rural communities into either the HSPAP intervention or comparison (information only) groups was used. Measurement for physical activity and energy expenditure was the 7-Day Physical Activity Recall. Cardiorespiratory fitness was measured by the Rockport Walk Test. Social support was measured by the Interpersonal Support Evaluation List and a new measure specific to social support for physical activity. Data were analyzed using RMANOVA. Preliminary findings showed significant improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness (p&lt;.001), greater number of days with 4 MET or greater moderate intensity physical activity (p&lt;.01), and higher levels of total (p&lt;.001), appraisal (p&lt;.01), and self-esteem (p&lt;.01) social support for the intervention group. Over the 12 week intervention, the comparison group increased 68 minutes/week in time spent in moderate intensity physical activity and the HSPAP intervention group increased 142 minutes/week. Nurses can counsel midlife women to attend programs such as the HSPAP, to effectively promote adoption of physical activity recommendations. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:19:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:19:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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