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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Assessing Barriers to Healthful Behaviors
4333.0: Tuesday, December 13, 2005: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Assessing Barriers to Healthful Behaviors
Health promotion interventions frequently falter because the intervention designs fail to take into account challenges the target population may face in adopting the desired behaviors. The five presentations in this session address various health problems but each focus on particular barriers or perceived barriers to improving those health conditions. Chronic disease prevention behaviors, such as screening and physical activity, provide important and relevant examples for discussion.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify specific barriers to healthy behaviors;
  2. Describe health promotion interventions targeting African-American adults; and
  3. Discuss particular factors that impact individuals' health behavior.
    Moderator(s):Michelle Chuk, MPH
    4:30 PMImpact of cost-share on Medi-Cal participants outcomes in a weight management program
    Sue Wong Gengler, DrPH
    4:48 PMAddressing colorectal cancer screening in the African American community: Three approaches in a randomized trial
    Lisa Hinton, MPH, Charlye D. Majett, MBA, Latoshia S. Wells, MPH, Daniel Blumenthal, MD, MPH, Selina A. Smith, MS, PhD, Ernest Alema-Mensah, MS, DMin, Lee S. Caplan, MD, MPH, PhD
    5:06 PMPerceived personal and environmental factors associated with physical activity among African American and Caucasian women  [ Recorded presentation ]
    Patricia A. Sharpe, PhD, MPH, Michelle L. Granner, PhD, MS, Brent Hutto, MSPH, Lara Peck, MPH, Sara Wilcox, PhD, Cheryl L. Addy, PhD
    5:24 PMAssessing and Improving Medication Adherence among African American
    Donald Morisky, ScD, Alfonso Ang, PhD, Harry J. Ward, MD, Marie Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH
    5:42 PMInfluential factors regarding prostate cancer screening among African-American men
    Michael A. Sanchez, MPH, CHES, Alton Hart, MD, MPH, Clarence Spigner, DrPH, MPH, D.J. Bowen, PhD
    See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
    Organized by:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
    Endorsed by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Black Caucus of Health Workers; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Socialist Caucus
    CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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