4062.0 Discussion: Physical Inactivity and Other Causes of Obesity

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 8:30 AM
The lack of physical activity among Americans has become an increasingly important cause for concern. This roundtable will discuss a variety of topics relating to physical activity, including successful interventions implemented in varying cultures, differences in approaches to measure physical activity, state-wide assessment physical activity among youth, and the effects of acculturation of Latinos on physical activity.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, the participant will be able to: 1. Identify factors affecting exercise participation in a variety of populations 2. Describe the relationships between physical activity level and environmental and psychological factors for physical activity
Linda Lysoby, MS, CHES

Table 1
Correlates of exercise participation in adolescents
Ali Ammouri, RN, PhD, Harsohena Kaur, MD, MPH, Geri Neuberger, RN, EdD, Byron Gajewski, PhD and Won Choi, PhD, MPH
Table 2
Racial differences in environmental correlates of physical activity and television viewing in rural youth
Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, Heather B. Maloney, BS and Zenong Yin, PhD
Table 4
Family based intervention to combat obesity
Charles D. Sands, PhD, MEd, Alan P. Jung, PhD and English Gonzalez, MD
Table 6
Acculturation and psychosocial correlates of physical activity in a Latino community
Suzanna Marie Martinez, MS, Elva M. Arredondo, PhD, Guadalupe Ayala, PhD, MPH, Kevin Patrick, MD, MS, Scott Roesch, PhD and John P. Elder, PhD, MPH
Table 7
Exploring the influence of faith-based organizations on physical activity in rural Southwest Georgia
Iris C. Alcantara, MPH, Michelle Kegler, DrPH, Cam Escoffery, PhD, Kathleen Scanlin, Cecillia Morris, Pam Reynolds, MSN, James A. Hotz, MD and Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
Table 8
Association between barriers to physical activity programs and physical activity participation and screen time
Mary Greaney, PhD, MPH, Jennifer L. Spadano-Gasbarro, PhD, Christine Horan, MPH, Solomon Mezgebu, MSc, S. Bryn Austin, ScD, Christine Nordstrom, MEd, Anne. T Hunt, ScD and Karen E. Peterson, RD, DSc
Table 9
Assessing the physical fitness of Georgia's children
Alice Roberts, BSPH and Mary Ann Phillips, MPH

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

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