3320.0 Physical Activity in Understudied Populations

Monday, November 5, 2007: 2:30 PM
This session will explore strategies designed to promote physical activity in traditionnally under-served, under-studied populations. Accepted behavior change theories advocate for strategies that are tailored to the participant's attitudes, beliefs, preferences, cultures, and environments. This session will increase the understanding of these aspects for preschoolers and their parents, adolescents, and rural residents. In addition, the effectiveness of interventions crafted with this type of understanding will be presented.
Session Objectives: 1. Recognize research methods that are suitable for community-based projects. 2. Identify tailored strategies for promoting physical activity to under-served populations. 3. Articulate barriers and facilitators of physical activity for population subgroups.

2:30 PM
Refining a physical activity promotion model through formative evaluation: The Good Fit Project for multiethnic urban adolescents
Amanda S. Birnbaum, PhD, MPH, Tracy R. Nichols, PhD, Sara Birnel and Melanie L. Shefchik, BS, CHES
2:50 PM
Development and evaluation of a physical activity component to an obesity prevention program for low-income preschoolers
Laura Bellows, PhD, MPH, RD, Jennifer Anderson, PhD, RD, Patricia Davies, PhD, OTR and Catherine Kennedy, PhD
3:10 PM
Get Fit Colorado: A telephone-based weight loss program for rural residents
Karen Cox, MS, RD, CLC, David Tinkelman, MD and Kathleen Kelly, PhD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, Black Caucus of Health Workers

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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