A comparison of antecedents of regular exercise among obese women who do and do not achieve weight loss during six months

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308289
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A comparison of antecedents of regular exercise among obese women who do and do not achieve weight loss during six months
Author(s):
Vartanian, Heather K
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Gamma
Author Details:
Heather K Vartanian, MSN, RN, heather.vartanian@mu.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

In the United States, 35.5% of adult women are classified as obese, defined as a body mass index of ≥ 30 kg/m2.  The risk for premature death and increased chronic illness associated with obesity can be mitigated through losing as little as 5-10% of initial body weight.  To lose weight, individuals need to create a negative energy balance.  Evidence shows that reductions in caloric intake alone, without increases in caloric expenditure, lowers resting metabolic rate and thereby impedes weight loss.  Regular exercise maintains resting metabolic rate, suggesting that maintaining regular exercise is an essential component to maintaining weight loss.

The purpose of this study is to compare the antecedents of maintaining regular exercise (i.e., behavioral beliefs, normative beliefs, control beliefs, attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and intentions) among obese women who have and have not achieved at least 5% loss of body weight over six months.  Seventy obese women (35 in each group) will be recruited.  The first group will include women who have been successful in reducing their body weight by at least 5% over the past 6 months, and the other group will be comprised of women who were not successful.  Quantitatively, the antecedents will be measured using the Physical Activity Survey for Adults at Risk for Diabetes (Blue, 2004).  Regular exercise will be measured using the Kaiser Physical Activity Survey Sports and Exercise subsection (Sternfeld, Ainsworth, & Quesenberry, 1999).  In addition, two focus groups will be convened to identify facilitators and barriers related to maintaining regular exercise.  Descriptive and comparative statistics will be used to analyze quantitative data, and content analysis will be used to analyze qualitative data.  Results from this study may contribute toward development of targeted interventions to facilitate maintenance of regular exercise in obese women as a means of sustaining weight loss.

Keywords:
Exericse; Women; Weight loss
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA comparison of antecedents of regular exercise among obese women who do and do not achieve weight loss during six monthsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVartanian, Heather Ken_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Gammaen_GB
dc.author.detailsHeather K Vartanian, MSN, RN, heather.vartanian@mu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308289-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>In the United States, 35.5% of adult women are classified as obese, defined as a body mass index of ≥ 30 kg/m<sup>2</sup>.  The risk for premature death and increased chronic illness associated with obesity can be mitigated through losing as little as 5-10% of initial body weight.  To lose weight, individuals need to create a negative energy balance.  Evidence shows that reductions in caloric intake alone, without increases in caloric expenditure, lowers resting metabolic rate and thereby impedes weight loss.  Regular exercise maintains resting metabolic rate, suggesting that maintaining regular exercise is an essential component to maintaining weight loss. <p>The purpose of this study is to compare the antecedents of maintaining regular exercise (i.e., behavioral beliefs, normative beliefs, control beliefs, attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and intentions) among obese women who have and have not achieved at least 5% loss of body weight over six months.  Seventy obese women (35 in each group) will be recruited.  The first group will include women who have been successful in reducing their body weight by at least 5% over the past 6 months, and the other group will be comprised of women who were not successful.  Quantitatively, the antecedents will be measured using the Physical Activity Survey for Adults at Risk for Diabetes (Blue, 2004).  Regular exercise will be measured using the Kaiser Physical Activity Survey Sports and Exercise subsection (Sternfeld, Ainsworth, & Quesenberry, 1999).  In addition, two focus groups will be convened to identify facilitators and barriers related to maintaining regular exercise.  Descriptive and comparative statistics will be used to analyze quantitative data, and content analysis will be used to analyze qualitative data.  Results from this study may contribute toward development of targeted interventions to facilitate maintenance of regular exercise in obese women as a means of sustaining weight loss.en_GB
dc.subjectExericseen_GB
dc.subjectWomenen_GB
dc.subjectWeight lossen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:22Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:22Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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