Start Date

10-5-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

10-5-2017 1:00 PM

Subjects

Hispanic American women -- Health and hygeine, Hispanic American women -- Health promotion, Health education

Description

Objectives: To adapt Strong Women, Healthy Hearts (SWHH), an evidence-based physical activity and nutrition program to reflect the needs of rural Latinas.

Methods: Using a community-based participatory approach and an intervention mapping process, we partnered with a community advisory board of rural Latinas to identify and adapt a nutrition and physical activity program. A needs assessment and a logic model determined which program best aligned with community objectives and most fit for adaptation. SWHH was adapted; using feedback from the community advisory board to reflect the community’s culture, resources, and needs. We collaborated with one of developers of SWHH in the adaptation process to ensure evidence-based elements were retained. Intervention strategies, program curriculum, materials, and structure were adapted. An example adaptation was changing recipes to include similar nutritional content that align with the culture and local resources. Another example was training community members to lead the class instead of extension agents which were leaders in SWHH.

Results/Findings: Through this adaptation process the adapted program, Mujeres Fuertes, Corazones Saludables was formed. We have translated all participant materials into Spanish and have revised the curriculum to reflect changes made. A pilot study is being conducted with overweight, sedentary, middle-aged, Spanish-speaking, rural Latinas to assess feasibility and effectiveness of adapted program. We are measuring weight, cardiorespiratory fitness, physical activity and nutrition behavior before and after the 12-week program. The data has been collected at the two time points and evaluation is underway.

Conclusions: The intervention mapping process was appropriate and collaboration with the community advisory board ensured culturally appropriate and relevant adaptations to the local community context.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20099

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May 10th, 11:00 AM May 10th, 1:00 PM

Mujeres Fuertes y Corazones Saludables: Adaptation of the StrongWomen—Healthy Hearts (SWHH) Program for Rural Latinas Using an Intervention Mapping Approach

Objectives: To adapt Strong Women, Healthy Hearts (SWHH), an evidence-based physical activity and nutrition program to reflect the needs of rural Latinas.

Methods: Using a community-based participatory approach and an intervention mapping process, we partnered with a community advisory board of rural Latinas to identify and adapt a nutrition and physical activity program. A needs assessment and a logic model determined which program best aligned with community objectives and most fit for adaptation. SWHH was adapted; using feedback from the community advisory board to reflect the community’s culture, resources, and needs. We collaborated with one of developers of SWHH in the adaptation process to ensure evidence-based elements were retained. Intervention strategies, program curriculum, materials, and structure were adapted. An example adaptation was changing recipes to include similar nutritional content that align with the culture and local resources. Another example was training community members to lead the class instead of extension agents which were leaders in SWHH.

Results/Findings: Through this adaptation process the adapted program, Mujeres Fuertes, Corazones Saludables was formed. We have translated all participant materials into Spanish and have revised the curriculum to reflect changes made. A pilot study is being conducted with overweight, sedentary, middle-aged, Spanish-speaking, rural Latinas to assess feasibility and effectiveness of adapted program. We are measuring weight, cardiorespiratory fitness, physical activity and nutrition behavior before and after the 12-week program. The data has been collected at the two time points and evaluation is underway.

Conclusions: The intervention mapping process was appropriate and collaboration with the community advisory board ensured culturally appropriate and relevant adaptations to the local community context.