Online Program

Let's move! for Pacific Islander communities: An evidence-based 10 minute exercise break

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH, Department of Health Science, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Mandy LaBreche, MPH, Department of Health Science, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Mary Anne Foo, MPH, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Garden Grove, CA
Zul Surani, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA
Melevesi Fifita, Health Science Department, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Research tested intervention programs are designed to improve the health of communities, yet many are not tailored nor utilized by communities that bear a higher burden of cancer, such as Pacific Islanders. As a way to disseminate an existing proven physical activity intervention into practice among Pacific Islanders (PIs) in Southern California, Weaving an Islander Network for Awareness, Research and Training (WINCART) adapted an evidence-based 10-minute exercise video to help PIs build physical activity into their day. Instant Recess, proven to be effective in the workplace, was adapted into Let's Move, for use in PI community settings reaching Samoans, Tongans, Chamorros, Marshallese and Native Hawaiians. Using tools and resources from NCI's National Outreach Network, WINCART adapted the Let's Move, 10 minute exercise break to include movements, music, and people to represent the cultures of the Pacific Islands without compromising fidelity to the original intervention. Let's Move is currently being implemented through PI community organizations like church groups and social clubs in three Southern California counties. Process and outcome evaluations have been designed to determine, dissemination capability to the target population through PI community organizations and the resulting changes in physical activity behaviors in the targeted population. Preliminary evaluation measures have helped us gauge community organizations readiness and capacity to successfully adopt this intervention to reach eligible individuals for participation. Two follow-up evaluations will help us measure intervention impact through individual changes in frequency and attitudes towards engaging in physical activity and the organizations' ability to sustain this newly adopted intervention.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Identify the components of a culturally-tailored physical activity intervention for Pacific Islander Communities. Describe three benefits of participating in the Let's Move! for Pacific Islander Communities video. Discuss opportunities and outlets for where this type of intervention can be implemented.

Keyword(s): Physical Activity, Asian and Pacific Islander

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the program manager for WINCART network, and coordinated the development of the Let's Move! DVD and intervention.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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