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ERIC Number: EJ1074990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
BAILAMOS©: Development, Pilot Testing, and Future Directions of a Latin Dance Program for Older Latinos
Marquez, David X.; Bustamante, Eduardo E.; Aguiñaga, Susan; Hernandez, Rosalba
Health Education & Behavior, v42 n5 p604-610 Oct 2015
Older Latinos have low rates of physical activity (PA) and poor health outcomes. Focus groups and a single group, pre-post 3-month pilot of a culturally appropriate Latin dance program (BAILAMOS©) were conducted among older, inactive Latinos with a self-identified mobility limitation. Nine themes emerged from focus groups, including cultural influences of dance and barriers to dancing. In the pilot intervention, 9 of 13 older Latinos completed the program and attended 85% of the sessions. Self-reported PA significantly increased (p < 0.05; d = 1.39), but daily accelerometer-assessed PA decreased for moderate-intensity PA (p = 0.18; d = 0.29). Participants reported significantly greater enjoyment of PA (p < 0.05; d = 0.61) and improved physical quality of life (p = 0.23; d = 0.31). Improvements in mobility (p = 0.15; d = 0.56) and aspects of cognition were demonstrated. The BAILAMOS program appears to be feasible, culturally appropriate, and has the potential to improve psychosocial determinants of PA, self-reported PA, and aspects of health.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 5T32 HL069771-10