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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161422
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Participation in Dimensions of Physical Activity in African American Women
Abstract:
Participation in Dimensions of Physical Activity in African American Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Buchholz, Susan
Contact Address:SON, 2200 169th Street, Gyte Annex Building X-10, Hammond, IN, 46323, USA
Adequate physical activity is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Limited research has been done to study the physical activity behavior of African American women. In this study, 101 African American women with hypertension that were between the ages of 20 to 70 completed a questionnaire that asked about participation in different components of physical activity. Using the YALE Physical Activity Survey (Dipietro, 1993), subjects reported physical activity in 5 dimensions. These included work type activities such as shopping, laundry, and housework; yardwork activities such as gardening, lawn mowing and sweeping sidewalks; caretaking activities such as giving care to older or disabled persons as well as activities involved in childcare; structured exercise such as brisk walking, pool exercise, aerobics and lap swimming; and finally recreational activities including leisure walking, dancing, and needlework. Each activity is given an intensity code in kcal/min and multiplied out in hours spent on the activity per week. In addition to studying these five specific dimensions of physical activity, level of intensity of physical activity was also determined. A seasonal variation score was obtained for each of the four seasons. Descriptive and bivariate correlation techniques are being used to analyze the data. By understanding what types of physical activity African American women are doing, further work can be done to promote participation in the various dimensions of physical activity. AN: MN030256
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.titleParticipation in Dimensions of Physical Activity in African American Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161422-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Participation in Dimensions of 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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Buchholz, Susan</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 2200 169th Street, Gyte Annex Building X-10, Hammond, IN, 46323, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Adequate physical activity is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Limited research has been done to study the physical activity behavior of African American women. In this study, 101 African American women with hypertension that were between the ages of 20 to 70 completed a questionnaire that asked about participation in different components of physical activity. Using the YALE Physical Activity Survey (Dipietro, 1993), subjects reported physical activity in 5 dimensions. These included work type activities such as shopping, laundry, and housework; yardwork activities such as gardening, lawn mowing and sweeping sidewalks; caretaking activities such as giving care to older or disabled persons as well as activities involved in childcare; structured exercise such as brisk walking, pool exercise, aerobics and lap swimming; and finally recreational activities including leisure walking, dancing, and needlework. Each activity is given an intensity code in kcal/min and multiplied out in hours spent on the activity per week. In addition to studying these five specific dimensions of physical activity, level of intensity of physical activity was also determined. A seasonal variation score was obtained for each of the four seasons. Descriptive and bivariate correlation techniques are being used to analyze the data. By understanding what types of physical activity African American women are doing, further work can be done to promote participation in the various dimensions of physical activity. AN: MN030256 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:21:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:21:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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