The Effects of Ballroom Dance on Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Weight, Waist Circumference, and Body Mass Index Among Filipino-Americans: A Feasibility Study

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The Effects of Ballroom Dance on Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Weight, Waist Circumference, and Body Mass Index Among Filipino-Americans: A Feasibility Study
Other Titles:
Uses of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Author(s):
Angosta, Alona
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Kappa-at-Large
Author Details:
Alona Angosta, PhD, APRN, NP-C, alona.angosta@unlv.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Abstract Background: Physical activity decreases the risk of obesity and hypertension, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Lack of regular physical activity is a common health problem among Filipino Americans and it is associated with the increased prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia in this population. There are several reasons for physical inactivity. The most common reasons given for physical inactivity in this population are lack of interest, dissatisfaction with the type of activity they are engaged in, and lack of time due to family and work obligations. Purpose: The purpose of this feasibility study was to examine the effects of 3-month ballroom dance on resting blood pressure, heart rate, weight, waist circumference, and body mass index of Filipino American adults. Methods: This quasi-experimental research used a single group pre and post intervention design. Thirty-seven Filipino Americans between 35-65 years old living in the southwestern part of the United States participated in the ballroom dance program during the fall of 2012. The ballroom dances that were selected were cha-cha and salsa due to the moderate physical effort required, and rumba due to its popularity among Filipino Americans. Participants danced every week for two hours. Resting blood pressure, heart rate, weight, waist circumference, and body mass index were measured pre dance intervention (week1) and post dance intervention (week 12); results were compared. The paired sample t-test was used to determine the significant differences in the sample mean score pre and post dance intervention. Results: Group means of resting blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), weight (WT), waist circumference (WC), and body mass index (BMI) post- intervention are slightly lower than those of pre-intervention (except for WC and BMI), but the group means change are not statistically significant: BP (pre)127/80 mmHg and (post)124/79mmHg; HR (pre) 72 and (post) 73; WT (pre) 68.18 kg and (post) 67.73 kg; WC (pre) 89.59 cm and (post) 90.53 cm; BMI (pre) 26.15 and (post) 26.01. Conclusion: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among Filipino Americans and lack of regular physical activity has been linked to this problem. This study examined the effectiveness of ballroom dance as another form of physical activity among Filipino Americans and tested the hemodynamics and anthropometric effects of ballroom dance. Although the results are not statistically significant, this study revealed a slight improvement in the BP, HR, and WT scores of the sample. Larger sample and/or longer dance intervention may be considered in future studies. This study can be used to further explore ballroom dance and similar types of activity that will benefit and motivate Filipino Americans and other populations to engage in regular physical activity. References Dalusung- Angosta, A. (2013). Coronary heart disease knowledge and risk factors among Filipino Americans connected to primary care services. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12039 Dalusung-Angosta, A. & Gutierrez, A. (2013). Prevalence of metabolic syndrome among Filipino Americans: A cross-sectional study. Applied Nursing Research, 26(4), 192-197. Belza, B., Walwick, J., Shiu-Thornton, S., Schwartz, S., Taylor, M., LoGerfo, J. (2004). Older adult perspectives on physical activity and exercise: Voices from multiple cultures.Preventing Chronic Disease, 1(4), 1-11. Ceria-Ulep, C. D., Serafica, R., Tse, A. (2011). Filipino older adults' beliefs about exercise activity. Nursing Forum 46(4), 240-244. Dalusung-Angosta, A. (in press). Coronary heart disease knowledge and risk factors. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Dela Cruz, F. & Galang, C.B. (2008). The illness beliefs, perceptions, and practice of Filipino Americans with hypertension. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 20(3), 118-127. Mullen, S. P., Olson, E. A., Phillips, S. M., Szabo, A. N., Wojcicki, T. R., Mailey, E. L., Gothe, N. P., Fanning, J. T., Kramer, A. F., & McAuley, E. (2011). International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 8(103), 1-9. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (2008). (6 December, 2012). Retrieved from http://www.health.gov/PAGuidelines/pdf/paguide.pdf, San Juan, C. (2001). Ballroom dance as an indicator of immigrant identity in the Filipino community. Journal of American & Comparative Cultures, 24(3-4), 177-181. Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7) (6, February 2013). Retrieved from http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/phycard.pdf, http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/phycard.pdf, Vahabi, M., Beanlands, H., Sidani, S., & Fredericks, S. (2012). South Asian women's beliefs about physical activity and dancing as a form of exercise. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 12(2), 139-161.
Keywords:
Physical activity; Filipino Americans; Ballroom dance
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14K03
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.titleThe Effects of Ballroom Dance on Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Weight, Waist Circumference, and Body Mass Index Among Filipino-Americans: A Feasibility Studyen
dc.title.alternativeUses of Complementary and Alternative Medicineen
dc.contributor.authorAngosta, Alonaen
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Kappa-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsAlona Angosta, PhD, APRN, NP-C, alona.angosta@unlv.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335102-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Abstract Background: Physical activity decreases the risk of obesity and hypertension, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Lack of regular physical activity is a common health problem among Filipino Americans and it is associated with the increased prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia in this population. There are several reasons for physical inactivity. The most common reasons given for physical inactivity in this population are lack of interest, dissatisfaction with the type of activity they are engaged in, and lack of time due to family and work obligations. Purpose: The purpose of this feasibility study was to examine the effects of 3-month ballroom dance on resting blood pressure, heart rate, weight, waist circumference, and body mass index of Filipino American adults. Methods: This quasi-experimental research used a single group pre and post intervention design. Thirty-seven Filipino Americans between 35-65 years old living in the southwestern part of the United States participated in the ballroom dance program during the fall of 2012. The ballroom dances that were selected were cha-cha and salsa due to the moderate physical effort required, and rumba due to its popularity among Filipino Americans. Participants danced every week for two hours. Resting blood pressure, heart rate, weight, waist circumference, and body mass index were measured pre dance intervention (week1) and post dance intervention (week 12); results were compared. The paired sample t-test was used to determine the significant differences in the sample mean score pre and post dance intervention. Results: Group means of resting blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), weight (WT), waist circumference (WC), and body mass index (BMI) post- intervention are slightly lower than those of pre-intervention (except for WC and BMI), but the group means change are not statistically significant: BP (pre)127/80 mmHg and (post)124/79mmHg; HR (pre) 72 and (post) 73; WT (pre) 68.18 kg and (post) 67.73 kg; WC (pre) 89.59 cm and (post) 90.53 cm; BMI (pre) 26.15 and (post) 26.01. Conclusion: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among Filipino Americans and lack of regular physical activity has been linked to this problem. This study examined the effectiveness of ballroom dance as another form of physical activity among Filipino Americans and tested the hemodynamics and anthropometric effects of ballroom dance. Although the results are not statistically significant, this study revealed a slight improvement in the BP, HR, and WT scores of the sample. Larger sample and/or longer dance intervention may be considered in future studies. This study can be used to further explore ballroom dance and similar types of activity that will benefit and motivate Filipino Americans and other populations to engage in regular physical activity. References Dalusung- Angosta, A. (2013). Coronary heart disease knowledge and risk factors among Filipino Americans connected to primary care services. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12039 Dalusung-Angosta, A. & Gutierrez, A. (2013). Prevalence of metabolic syndrome among Filipino Americans: A cross-sectional study. Applied Nursing Research, 26(4), 192-197. Belza, B., Walwick, J., Shiu-Thornton, S., Schwartz, S., Taylor, M., LoGerfo, J. (2004). Older adult perspectives on physical activity and exercise: Voices from multiple cultures.Preventing Chronic Disease, 1(4), 1-11. Ceria-Ulep, C. D., Serafica, R., Tse, A. (2011). Filipino older adults' beliefs about exercise activity. Nursing Forum 46(4), 240-244. Dalusung-Angosta, A. (in press). Coronary heart disease knowledge and risk factors. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Dela Cruz, F. & Galang, C.B. (2008). The illness beliefs, perceptions, and practice of Filipino Americans with hypertension. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 20(3), 118-127. Mullen, S. P., Olson, E. A., Phillips, S. M., Szabo, A. N., Wojcicki, T. R., Mailey, E. L., Gothe, N. P., Fanning, J. T., Kramer, A. F., & McAuley, E. (2011). International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 8(103), 1-9. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (2008). (6 December, 2012). Retrieved from http://www.health.gov/PAGuidelines/pdf/paguide.pdf, San Juan, C. (2001). Ballroom dance as an indicator of immigrant identity in the Filipino community. Journal of American & Comparative Cultures, 24(3-4), 177-181. Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7) (6, February 2013). Retrieved from http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/phycard.pdf, http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/phycard.pdf, Vahabi, M., Beanlands, H., Sidani, S., & Fredericks, S. (2012). South Asian women's beliefs about physical activity and dancing as a form of exercise. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 12(2), 139-161.en
dc.subjectPhysical activityen
dc.subjectFilipino Americansen
dc.subjectBallroom danceen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:44:16Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:44:16Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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