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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161586
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Obesity and Physical Activity: Implications for Women across the Lifespan
Abstract:
Obesity and Physical Activity: Implications for Women across the Lifespan
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Schmidt, Cynthia, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Southern Illinois University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Alumni Hall Room 2306, Box 1066, Edwardsville, IL, 62026-1066, USA
Contact Telephone:618.650.3921
Obesity occurs in epidemic proportions in the United States. Nutrition and physical activity are key to preventing and treating this serious health problem. Knowledge of physical activity and nutritional patterns of females as they age is essential for understanding lifestyle behaviors and ultimately implementing interventions that will reduce high-risk behaviors and minimize the sequelae of obesity. This multidisciplinary study is part of a program of research conducted by a team of individuals representing nursing, kinesiology, and policy research, who have had significant clinical and research experience focusing on the healthcare of females of all ages. The Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change by Prochaska, J.O. (1991) was used to guide this study. This model examines the stages that evolve over time related to individuals as they attempt to make lifestyle changes by reducing or eliminating high-risk behaviors. The purpose of this descriptive, cross-sectional study is to investigate the relationship between physical activity and other health issues of females across the life span. Data are being collected at multiple health care sites in a mid-western metropolitan area using chart review, physiological measurements, and self-administered questionnaires. The sample includes females aged 5-6, 10-11, 14-15, and 18-65 years. Pregnant and postpartum women are also included in the sample. Physiological variables measured include height, weight, blood pressure, and when available, hematocrit, hemoglobin, and a lipid profile. Physical activity is measured using a variety of age-based instruments with established reliability and validity. Lifestyle behaviors, such as nutritional, sleeping, and smoking habits, and health histories are also assessed. Preliminary data analysis suggests that there is a relationship between physical activity and weight in women across the lifespan. Continued data collection with other populations is currently in progress. Study results will guide the development of age-and gender-specific interventions for females at risk of chronic illness associated with obesity.
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.titleObesity and Physical Activity: Implications for Women across the Lifespanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161586-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Obesity and Physical Activity: Implications for Women across the Lifespan</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schmidt, Cynthia, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Southern Illinois 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">School of Nursing, Alumni Hall Room 2306, Box 1066, Edwardsville, IL, 62026-1066, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">618.650.3921</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">caschmi@siue.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Obesity occurs in epidemic proportions in the United States. Nutrition and physical activity are key to preventing and treating this serious health problem. Knowledge of physical activity and nutritional patterns of females as they age is essential for understanding lifestyle behaviors and ultimately implementing interventions that will reduce high-risk behaviors and minimize the sequelae of obesity. This multidisciplinary study is part of a program of research conducted by a team of individuals representing nursing, kinesiology, and policy research, who have had significant clinical and research experience focusing on the healthcare of females of all ages. The Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change by Prochaska, J.O. (1991) was used to guide this study. This model examines the stages that evolve over time related to individuals as they attempt to make lifestyle changes by reducing or eliminating high-risk behaviors. The purpose of this descriptive, cross-sectional study is to investigate the relationship between physical activity and other health issues of females across the life span. Data are being collected at multiple health care sites in a mid-western metropolitan area using chart review, physiological measurements, and self-administered questionnaires. The sample includes females aged 5-6, 10-11, 14-15, and 18-65 years. Pregnant and postpartum women are also included in the sample. Physiological variables measured include height, weight, blood pressure, and when available, hematocrit, hemoglobin, and a lipid profile. Physical activity is measured using a variety of age-based instruments with established reliability and validity. Lifestyle behaviors, such as nutritional, sleeping, and smoking habits, and health histories are also assessed. Preliminary data analysis suggests that there is a relationship between physical activity and weight in women across the lifespan. Continued data collection with other populations is currently in progress. Study results will guide the development of age-and gender-specific interventions for females at risk of chronic illness associated with obesity.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:23:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:23:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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