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Increasing physical activity with African-American women using Facebook™ and Pedometers.

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Biederman, DJ; Sabol, VK; Thompson, J; Duncan, Q; Pereira, KC
Published in: Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.)
July 2021

More than 80 percent of African American women struggle with overweight and obesity. We implemented a 5-week physical activity intervention using Facebook™ and pedometers with African American women. Twenty-seven African American women participated in a single-group pre/post design intervention to promote walking and physical activity. Participants were given access to a private Facebook™ group along with a free Omron Alvita pedometer. The five-week intervention challenged participants to increase weekly daily steps and the number of days they were physically active. At the end of the intervention, participants had significantly increased their weekly steps by 190% as compared to baseline (p = .005). Nearly, 80% of participants reported being active two or more days per week as compared to baseline (35.7%). Technologies such as social media and pedometers can assist in educating individuals and improving physical activity. These findings are relevant to public health nurses when implementing programs to increase physical activity for African American women.

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Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.)

DOI

EISSN

1525-1446

ISSN

0737-1209

Publication Date

July 2021

Volume

38

Issue

4

Start / End Page

671 / 674

Related Subject Headings

  • Walking
  • Nursing
  • Humans
  • Health Promotion
  • Female
  • Exercise
  • Black or African American
  • Actigraphy
  • 4206 Public health
  • 4205 Nursing
 

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Biederman, D. J., Sabol, V. K., Thompson, J., Duncan, Q., & Pereira, K. C. (2021). Increasing physical activity with African-American women using Facebook™ and Pedometers. Public Health Nursing (Boston, Mass.), 38(4), 671–674. https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.12876
Biederman, Donna J., Valerie K. Sabol, Julie Thompson, Quiana Duncan, and Katherine C. Pereira. “Increasing physical activity with African-American women using Facebook™ and Pedometers.Public Health Nursing (Boston, Mass.) 38, no. 4 (July 2021): 671–74. https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.12876.
Biederman DJ, Sabol VK, Thompson J, Duncan Q, Pereira KC. Increasing physical activity with African-American women using Facebook™ and Pedometers. Public health nursing (Boston, Mass). 2021 Jul;38(4):671–4.
Biederman, Donna J., et al. “Increasing physical activity with African-American women using Facebook™ and Pedometers.Public Health Nursing (Boston, Mass.), vol. 38, no. 4, July 2021, pp. 671–74. Epmc, doi:10.1111/phn.12876.
Biederman DJ, Sabol VK, Thompson J, Duncan Q, Pereira KC. Increasing physical activity with African-American women using Facebook™ and Pedometers. Public health nursing (Boston, Mass). 2021 Jul;38(4):671–674.
Journal cover image

Published In

Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.)

DOI

EISSN

1525-1446

ISSN

0737-1209

Publication Date

July 2021

Volume

38

Issue

4

Start / End Page

671 / 674

Related Subject Headings

  • Walking
  • Nursing
  • Humans
  • Health Promotion
  • Female
  • Exercise
  • Black or African American
  • Actigraphy
  • 4206 Public health
  • 4205 Nursing