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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182496
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Challenges in Implementing a School-Based Lunchtime Walking Study
Author(s):
Hawthorne, Alisa
Author Details:
Alisa Hawthorne, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, email: ahawthorne@shc.org
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Background of the Problem The incidence of childhood overweight is increasing, especially among low income, Latino children. Studies demonstrate regular exercise, combined with healthy eating, results in weight loss, increased self-esteem, better school performance, and fewer disciplinary problems. Community health nurse researchers at a non-profit hospital system collaborated with a large academic college of nursing and an elementary school district to implement a school-based physical activity program in ten low-income urban schools with a large Latino population. The project supports Magnet Force 10: Community and the Healthcare Organization. Purpose of the Study The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to examine the effects of a structured walking program on obesity related outcomes and to affect the health and well-being of high-risk, low-income primarily K-6 Latino students. Methods Ten Title 1 Schools in a southwestern metropolitan area participated in a 16-week structured outdoor walking program during lunch sessions. Six thousand consent requests to participate were sent home to parents and 1396 were returned (23% return rate). Pre-measures were collected on 1301 students (93%). Student nurses assisted research team in pre and post measurements, which included BMI, waist circumference, adiposity, cardio-respiratory endurance, and physical activity attitudes and behaviors. Findings At mid-point evaluation, participation and miles walked varied among schools. Schools with the highest and lowest participation had 70% and 16% of the student body walking, respectively. The main factor that contributed to poor participation was the amount of administrative support within each school. To date, children have walked 16,890 miles. Post-test measures will take place March 2008 and complete findings will be presented at the conference. Discussion GCT provides school children an opportunity to reach almost half of the Surgeon's General...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.] REFERENCES: Crawford, Gosliner, Anderson, Strode, Becerra-Jones, Samuels, Carrol, & Ritchie. Counseling Latina mothers of preschool children about weight issues: Suggestions for a new framework. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 2004: 104(3):387-394.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
The 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChallenges in Implementing a School-Based Lunchtime Walking Studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHawthorne, Alisaen_US
dc.author.detailsAlisa Hawthorne, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, email: ahawthorne@shc.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182496-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Background of the Problem The incidence of childhood overweight is increasing, especially among low income, Latino children. Studies demonstrate regular exercise, combined with healthy eating, results in weight loss, increased self-esteem, better school performance, and fewer disciplinary problems. Community health nurse researchers at a non-profit hospital system collaborated with a large academic college of nursing and an elementary school district to implement a school-based physical activity program in ten low-income urban schools with a large Latino population. The project supports Magnet Force 10: Community and the Healthcare Organization. Purpose of the Study The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to examine the effects of a structured walking program on obesity related outcomes and to affect the health and well-being of high-risk, low-income primarily K-6 Latino students. Methods Ten Title 1 Schools in a southwestern metropolitan area participated in a 16-week structured outdoor walking program during lunch sessions. Six thousand consent requests to participate were sent home to parents and 1396 were returned (23% return rate). Pre-measures were collected on 1301 students (93%). Student nurses assisted research team in pre and post measurements, which included BMI, waist circumference, adiposity, cardio-respiratory endurance, and physical activity attitudes and behaviors. Findings At mid-point evaluation, participation and miles walked varied among schools. Schools with the highest and lowest participation had 70% and 16% of the student body walking, respectively. The main factor that contributed to poor participation was the amount of administrative support within each school. To date, children have walked 16,890 miles. Post-test measures will take place March 2008 and complete findings will be presented at the conference. Discussion GCT provides school children an opportunity to reach almost half of the Surgeon's General...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.] REFERENCES: Crawford, Gosliner, Anderson, Strode, Becerra-Jones, Samuels, Carrol, & Ritchie. Counseling Latina mothers of preschool children about weight issues: Suggestions for a new framework. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 2004: 104(3):387-394.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:26:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:26:48Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.en_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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