4380.0 Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention Strategies Among Women

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 4:30 PM
This session discusses physical activity and obesity prevention strategies that specifically relate to women. Individual presentations topics include the effects of the menstrual cycle of physical activity, and the cost effectiveness of a weight loss intervention targeting women. In addition, presentations on physical activity among pregnant women are included.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the effects of engaging in physical activity while pregnant. 2. Understand factors relating to women that affect engagement in physical activity. 3. Discuss obesity prevention strategies targeting women.
Jeffrey S. Hallam, PhD, CHES

4:30 PM
4:45 PM
Effects of maternal exercise on the fetal heart
Linda E. May, MS, PhD, Kathleen M. Gustafson, PhD, William B. Drake, MD and V. James Guillory, DO, MPH, FACPM
5:00 PM
Pregnant Women's Perceived Barriers and Facilitators Related to Antenatal Physical Activity
Jenn A. Leiferman, PhD, Andrea Dunn, PhD, Tracy Swibus, MS and Julie Marshall, PhD
5:15 PM
Cost-effectiveness of a WISEWOMAN behavioral weight loss intervention for low-income women: The Weight-Wise Program
Alison Gustafson, PhD, MPH, RD, Carmen D. Samuel-Hodge, PhD, MPH, RD, Olga Khavjou, MA, Beverly A. Garcia, MPH, Sara C. Lindsley, MS, BSN, RN, Kathryn P. Bramble, MA, Larry F. Johnston, MA, Thomas C. Keyserling, MD, MPH, Ziya Gizlice, PhD, Trisha E. Hardy, MPH, RD and Alice Ammerman, DrPH, RD
5:30 PM
Using the Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness' (BFWHW) physical activity and healthy eating tools to initiate clinical conversations: An evaluation in six clinical settings
Namratha Swamy, PhD, Laura Sternesky McGovern, MPA, Sabrina Matoff-Stepp, PhD, Deborah Maiese, MPA, Sally Holthouse, BS, Rebecca Ledsky, MBA and Amanda Cash, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

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