Community engagement to address socio-ecological barriers to physical activity among African American breast cancer survivors

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621785
Title:
Community engagement to address socio-ecological barriers to physical activity among African American breast cancer survivors
Authors:
Smith, Selina A.; Whitehead, Mary S.; Sheats, Joyce Q.; Chubb, Brittney; Alema-Mensah, Ernest; Ansa, Benjamin E. ( 0000-0002-1285-974X )
Abstract:
Background: With high rates of obesity, low levels of physical activity (PA), and lack of adherence to physical activity guidelines (PAGs) among African American (AA) breast cancer survivors (BCSs), culturally appropriate interventions that address barriers to participation in PA are needed. Methods: To develop intervention content, members of an AA breast cancer support group participated in four 1-hour focus group discussions (related to the barriers to PA, strategies for overcoming them, and intervention content), which were audiotaped, transcribed, and analyzed. Results: The support group collaborated with researchers to construct the Physical Activity Intervention Developed (PAID) to Prevent Breast Cancer, a multi-component (educational sessions; support group discussions; and structured, moderately intensive walking, strength training, and yoga), facilitated, 24-week program focused on reducing multi-level barriers to PA that promote benefits (‘pay off’) of meeting PAGs. Conclusions: Community engagement fostered trust, promoted mutuality, built collaboration, and expanded capacity of AA BCSs to participate in developing an intervention addressing individual, interpersonal, organizational, and community barriers to PA.
Affiliation:
Augusta University, SISTAAH, Institute of Public and Preventative Health, Department of Community Health and Preventative Medicine
Publisher:
Georgia Public Health Association
Journal:
Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
Issue Date:
2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621785
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
jGPHA Volume 6, Number 3 (2016)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Selina A.en
dc.contributor.authorWhitehead, Mary S.en
dc.contributor.authorSheats, Joyce Q.en
dc.contributor.authorChubb, Brittneyen
dc.contributor.authorAlema-Mensah, Ernesten
dc.contributor.authorAnsa, Benjamin E.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-09T00:25:47Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-09T00:25:47Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621785-
dc.description.abstractBackground: With high rates of obesity, low levels of physical activity (PA), and lack of adherence to physical activity guidelines (PAGs) among African American (AA) breast cancer survivors (BCSs), culturally appropriate interventions that address barriers to participation in PA are needed. Methods: To develop intervention content, members of an AA breast cancer support group participated in four 1-hour focus group discussions (related to the barriers to PA, strategies for overcoming them, and intervention content), which were audiotaped, transcribed, and analyzed. Results: The support group collaborated with researchers to construct the Physical Activity Intervention Developed (PAID) to Prevent Breast Cancer, a multi-component (educational sessions; support group discussions; and structured, moderately intensive walking, strength training, and yoga), facilitated, 24-week program focused on reducing multi-level barriers to PA that promote benefits (‘pay off’) of meeting PAGs. Conclusions: Community engagement fostered trust, promoted mutuality, built collaboration, and expanded capacity of AA BCSs to participate in developing an intervention addressing individual, interpersonal, organizational, and community barriers to PA.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGeorgia Public Health Associationen
dc.subjectcommunity engagementen
dc.subjectsocial ecological framworken
dc.subjectphysical activityen
dc.subjectbreast canceren
dc.titleCommunity engagement to address socio-ecological barriers to physical activity among African American breast cancer survivorsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAugusta University, SISTAAH, Institute of Public and Preventative Health, Department of Community Health and Preventative Medicineen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Georgia Public Health Associationen
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