Facilitators & Obstacles to Physical Activity among Urban, African-American Adolescents

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163263
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Facilitators & Obstacles to Physical Activity among Urban, African-American Adolescents
Author(s):
Thurkettle, Mary Ann
Author Details:
Mary Ann Thurkettle, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Duquesne University, Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: thurkettlem@duq.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: This study will explore the facilitators and obstacles to physical activity among urban, African-American adolescents for the purpose of empirically grounding the concept as a base for further study. Background: Many leading causes of death are mediated by health behaviors (exercise, diet, stress management, risk behaviors). Exercise alone has been shown to reduce risk factors such as hypertension, cholesterol, blood sugar, and orthopedic problems. Despite this awareness and WHO and CDC goals to increase physical activity among the population, participation is low. Even those who express a desire to increase activity have difficulty mounting or maintaining the behavior change. Obesity is rising among children and adolescents in particular. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): The study will use four focus groups, each of 12 adolescents, to explore the meaning, facilitators, challenges, perceived benefits, and perceived costs of physical activity. The groups will consist of adolescent males with BMI 30 or under, adolescent females with BMI 30 or under, adolescent males with BMI over 30, adolescent females with BMI over 30. Each group will last approximately 1.5 hours. The session will be conducted by the researcher and a co-leader/recorder who will validate impressions. The sessions will be tape/digitally recorded and the recordings will be transcribed into AtlasTI software to facilitate analysis. Results: Analysis will consist of identifying recurrent themes regarding the meaning of physical activity to arrive at conceptual clarity about the concept of exercise among adolescents. Additionally, analysis will involve identification of categories of facilitators and obstacles. A follow-up group of informants from the initial focus groups will be used to validate, clarify, and amplify the resultant themes. Conclusions and Implications: This study will focus on laying groundwork for a walking intervention with adolescents. The resultant conceptual dimensions and facilitator/obstacle categories will be used to develop and refine an exercise intervention aimed at changing health behavior patterns.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFacilitators & Obstacles to Physical Activity among Urban, African-American Adolescentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorThurkettle, Mary Annen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Ann Thurkettle, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Duquesne University, Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: thurkettlem@duq.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163263-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This study will explore the facilitators and obstacles to physical activity among urban, African-American adolescents for the purpose of empirically grounding the concept as a base for further study. Background: Many leading causes of death are mediated by health behaviors (exercise, diet, stress management, risk behaviors). Exercise alone has been shown to reduce risk factors such as hypertension, cholesterol, blood sugar, and orthopedic problems. Despite this awareness and WHO and CDC goals to increase physical activity among the population, participation is low. Even those who express a desire to increase activity have difficulty mounting or maintaining the behavior change. Obesity is rising among children and adolescents in particular. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): The study will use four focus groups, each of 12 adolescents, to explore the meaning, facilitators, challenges, perceived benefits, and perceived costs of physical activity. The groups will consist of adolescent males with BMI 30 or under, adolescent females with BMI 30 or under, adolescent males with BMI over 30, adolescent females with BMI over 30. Each group will last approximately 1.5 hours. The session will be conducted by the researcher and a co-leader/recorder who will validate impressions. The sessions will be tape/digitally recorded and the recordings will be transcribed into AtlasTI software to facilitate analysis. Results: Analysis will consist of identifying recurrent themes regarding the meaning of physical activity to arrive at conceptual clarity about the concept of exercise among adolescents. Additionally, analysis will involve identification of categories of facilitators and obstacles. A follow-up group of informants from the initial focus groups will be used to validate, clarify, and amplify the resultant themes. Conclusions and Implications: This study will focus on laying groundwork for a walking intervention with adolescents. The resultant conceptual dimensions and facilitator/obstacle categories will be used to develop and refine an exercise intervention aimed at changing health behavior patterns.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:04:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:04:20Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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