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ERIC Number: EJ1095316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Nice to Your Heart: A Pilot Community-Based Intervention to Improve Heart Health Behaviours in Urban Residents
Carter, Stephanie R.; Walker, Alia; Abdul-Latif, Safiyah; Maurer, Laurie; Masunungure, Daniel; Tedaldi, Ellen; Patterson, Freda
Health Education Journal, v75 n3 p306-317 Apr 2016
Objective: Efforts to improve cardiovascular health among adult African American populations, particularly through organised physical activity, have met with limited success. This study pilot-tested a novel soul line dancing and nutrition education programme ("Nice to Your Heart") that was designed and implemented as part of an academic community-based collaboration. Design: Eight, 2-hour sessions were delivered to 38 eligible and consenting participants. Each session included 60?minutes of soul line dancing and up to 30?minutes of nutrition education. Methods: The outcomes of programme attendance including days physically active and fruit and vegetable consumption in the last week, as well as blood pressure, were assessed. Results: In all, 58% of the sample (N?=?13) attended five or more sessions, with women and those not currently employed more likely to achieve high attendance. Improvements in days active in the last week (t?=?-8.69, p?<?0.01) and fruit consumption (t?=?-0.03, p?=?0.04) were observed. Conclusion: These data show that this culturally sensitive programme of soul line dancing and nutrition education was well received and had positive indications for improved cardiovascular health in a high-risk group. A fully controlled trial is warranted to determine programme effectiveness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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