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African American Women and Weight Loss: Disregarding Environmental Challenges
Journal of Transcultural Nursing (2012)
  • Michelle L. Campo, University of Iowa
  • Teresa Mastin
  • Natasha M. Askelson
Abstract
In the United States, almost 80% of African American women are either overweight or obese. In this study, 46 low-income African American women struggling with weight issues participated in structured interviews using a social cognitive theory framework. Participants shared their social cognitive theory related weight loss thoughts and their perceived weight loss obstacles. Results suggest that although participants’ primary weight-related obstacles were environment-based, for example, unsafe environments in which to engage in regular exercise, they more often offered individual-based solutions. The study concludes with a discussion of media advocacy as a tool that can be used to promote environmental solutions. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
Keywords
  • Blacks,
  • diet,
  • weight loss
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Publication Date
January, 2012
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Citation Information
Michelle L. Campo, Teresa Mastin and Natasha M. Askelson. "African American Women and Weight Loss: Disregarding Environmental Challenges" Journal of Transcultural Nursing Vol. 23 Iss. 1 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michelle_campo/5/