4102.0 Increasing Physical Activity in Adults from Tailoring to Technology

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:30 AM
Research continues to demonstrate physical activity’s influence on multiple dimensions of health throughout the lifespan. Although there is evidence for a number of factors that determine physical activity levels in adults, the success of efforts to increase physical activity depends largely on the extent to which those efforts have been tailored to meet the specific needs of target populations. This session will identify strategies that can be used to tailor physical activity programs in order to optimize the activity levels of various adult populations. Environmental, ethnic, cultural, and psychosocial factors will be discussed as important considerations when designing interventions.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify strategies for conducting effective, physical activity based needs assessments. 2. Evaluate interventions to increase physical activity in light of cultural and environmental needs.

10:30 AM
Development of a Tailored Physical Activity Intervention for Middle-Age and Older African American Men
Ericka L. Burroughs, MA, MPH, Steven P. Hooker, PhD, Sara Wilcox, PhD, Carol Rheaume, MPH, Anna Feeney, MS and Mary Ellen Suitt
11:10 AM
Implementation of Active & Healthy Brotherhood: A Tailored Physical Activity Program for Middle-Age African American Men
Steven P. Hooker, PhD, Sara Wilcox, PhD, Brook E. Harmon, MS, RD, Ericka L. Burroughs, MA, MPH and Carol Rheaume, MPH
11:30 AM
Weight control practices of black female college students in the south
Phoebe Butler-Ajibade, EdD and Patricia Lynch, PhD, RD, LDN

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Gerontological Health, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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