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Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of Two Internet-enhanced Culturally Relevant Physical Activity Interventions for Young Overweight African-American Women
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  • Rodney P. Joseph, Arizona State University
  • Dori W. Pekmezi, University of Alabama - Birmingham
  • Jeroan J. Allison, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Nefertiti H. Durant, University of Alabama - Birmingham
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Date
7-1-2014
Document Type
Article
Abstract
This research team has designed and implemented 2 culturally relevant, Internet-enhanced physical activity (PA) interventions for overweight/obese African-American female college students. Presumably, these are the only prospectively designed, culturally relevant interventions using the Internet to promote PA among African-American women. Due to the limited research on this topic, the experiences associated the design and implementation of these studies were syntesized and 5 key lessons learned from this research were formulated. Findings provide insight for researchers to consider when developing Internet-based PA promotion interventions for African-American women. Lessons learned included: 1) Elicit and incorporate feedback from the target population throughout development of an Internet-based PA promotion tool; 2) Incorporate new and emerging technologies into Internet-enhanced PA programs; 3) Maintain frequent participant contact and provide frequent incentives to promote participant engagement; 4) Supplement Internet-based efforts with face-to-face interactions; 5) Include diverse images of African-American women and culturally relevant PA-related information in Internet-based PA promotion materials.
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Citation: J Natl Black Nurses Assoc. 2014 Jul;25(1):42-47.
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Keywords
  • African-American,
  • exercise,
  • health promotion,
  • Internet,
  • obesity,
  • physical activity,
  • preventative medicine,
  • women,
  • women’s health
Citation Information
Rodney P. Joseph, Dori W. Pekmezi, Jeroan J. Allison and Nefertiti H. Durant. "Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of Two Internet-enhanced Culturally Relevant Physical Activity Interventions for Young Overweight African-American Women" Vol. 25 Iss. 1 (2014) ISSN: 0885-6028 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeroan_allison/209/