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ERIC Number: EJ1087362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
A Systematic Review of Literature on Culturally Adapted Obesity Prevention Interventions for African American Youth
Lofton, Saria; Julion, Wrenetha A.; McNaughton, Diane B.; Bergren, Martha Dewey; Keim, Kathryn S.
Journal of School Nursing, v32 n1 p32-46 Feb 2016
Obesity and overweight prevalence in African American (AA) youth continues to be one of the highest of all major ethnic groups, which has led researchers to pursue culturally based approaches as a means to improve obesity prevention interventions. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate culturally adapted obesity prevention interventions targeting AA youth. A search of electronic databases, limited to multicomponent culturally adapted obesity prevention controlled trials from 2003 to 2013, was conducted for key terms. Eleven studies met inclusion criteria. We used the PEN-3 model to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of interventions as well as to identify cultural adaptation strategies. The PEN-3 model highlighted the value of designing joint parent--youth interventions, building a relationship between AA mentors and youth, and emphasizing healthful activities that the youth preferred. The PEN-3 model shows promise as an overarching framework to develop culturally adapted obesity interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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