Practical Issues in Developing and Administering a Web-based Physical Activity Promotion Program for Korean American Midlife Women
Methods. Throughout the research process, the research team wrote memos on practical issues raised. Also, the team had weekly research meetings to discuss and solve the raised issues, and the team meetings were recorded as written memos. Then, the data from the memos were analyzed using content analysis by Weber.
Results.Four themes emerged from the data analysis process. First, the participants frequently needed technical support and assistance to use the program although all had access to the Internet. Second, many participants thought they were doing adequate physical activities in their daily life, which made them hesitant to participate in the study. Third, some wordings in English used in the program needed to be carefully translated into Korean because of cultural differences in the nuances of the wordings. Finally, frequent reminders and encouragement were essential to retain the participants in the program.
Conclusions. Culturally appropriate approaches and technical assistance are essential to make Asian midlife women engaged in using a Web-based program for physical activity promotion.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related nursing
Public health or related research
Discuss practical issues in developing and administering a Web-based physical activity program for Korean American midlife women. Formulate directions for development of Web-based programs to change health behaviors of ethnic minority midlife women.
Keyword(s): Physical Activity, Internet
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the one who is recruiting the research participants and implementing the intervention among the participants.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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