Social Support, Sedentary Behavior, and Neighborhood Characteristics Among Postpartum Latinas

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243309
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Social Support, Sedentary Behavior, and Neighborhood Characteristics Among Postpartum Latinas
Author(s):
Keller, Colleen; Ainsworth, Barbara; Belyea, Michael J.; Vega-Lopez, Sonia; Permana, Paska; Nagle-Williams, Allison; Coonrod, Dean; Records, Kathie; Apesoa-Varano, Ester Carolina
Author Details:
Keller, Colleen, PhD, RN-C, APRN, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN, colleen.keller@asu.edu; Ainsworth, Barbara, PhD, MPH; Belyea, Michael, PhD; Vega-Lopez, Sonia, PhD; Permana, Paska, PhD; Nagle-Williams, Allison, MSW; Coonrod, Dean, MD, MPH, FACOG; Records, Kathie, PhD, RN; Apesoa-Varano, Ester Carolina , PhD;
Abstract:
Purpose: Weight gain during the childbearing years and failure to lose pregnancy weight after birth are important contributors to the development of obesity in Latina women, a rapidly growing subpopulation with cultural and social values that impact their health behavior. 

Methods: Madres para la Salud is a 12-month prospective, randomized controlled trial exploring the effectiveness of a culturally specific social support intervention with moderate-intensity physical activity to effect changes in body fat, systemic and fat tissue inflammation, and depression symptoms in sedentary postpartum Latinas.

Results: The health of overweight and obese Latina mothers in this study includes low levels of social support from family and friends, high rates of sedentary behaviors, and challenging neighborhood characteristics that are often associated with unhealthy lifestyle behaviors.

Conclusion: These initial findings that describe Latina health status and the related behavioral and contextual factors such as social support and neighborhoods demonstrate remarkable opportunity to assess evaluate intervention effectiveness of Madres para la Salud in addressing women’s weight management following childbirth.

Acknowledgements: Supported by National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research Grant 1R01NR010356-01A2 Madres para la Salud (Mothers for Health; Keller, PI).

Keywords:
Health promotion; Latina; Obesity
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSocial Support, Sedentary Behavior, and Neighborhood Characteristics Among Postpartum Latinasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeller, Colleenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAinsworth, Barbaraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBelyea, Michael J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorVega-Lopez, Soniaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPermana, Paskaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNagle-Williams, Allisonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCoonrod, Deanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRecords, Kathieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorApesoa-Varano, Ester Carolinaen_GB
dc.author.detailsKeller, Colleen, PhD, RN-C, APRN, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN, colleen.keller@asu.edu; Ainsworth, Barbara, PhD, MPH; Belyea, Michael, PhD; Vega-Lopez, Sonia, PhD; Permana, Paska, PhD; Nagle-Williams, Allison, MSW; Coonrod, Dean, MD, MPH, FACOG; Records, Kathie, PhD, RN; Apesoa-Varano, Ester Carolina , PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243309-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b>Weight gain during the childbearing years and failure to lose pregnancy weight after birth are important contributors to the development of obesity in Latina women, a rapidly growing subpopulation with cultural and social values that impact their health behavior.  <p><b>Methods: </b> Madres<i> </i>para la Salud is a 12-month prospective, randomized controlled trial exploring the effectiveness of a culturally specific social support intervention with moderate-intensity physical activity to effect changes in body fat, systemic and fat tissue inflammation, and depression symptoms in sedentary postpartum Latinas. <p><b>Results: </b>The health of overweight and obese Latina mothers in this study includes low levels of social support from family and friends, high rates of sedentary behaviors, and challenging neighborhood characteristics that are often associated with unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>These initial findings that describe Latina health status and the related behavioral and contextual factors such as social support and neighborhoods demonstrate remarkable opportunity to assess evaluate intervention effectiveness of Madres para la Salud in addressing women’s weight management following childbirth. <p>Acknowledgements: Supported by National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research Grant 1R01NR010356-01A2 Madres para la Salud (Mothers for Health; Keller, PI).en_GB
dc.subjectHealth promotionen_GB
dc.subjectLatinaen_GB
dc.subjectObesityen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:20:27Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:20:27Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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