Title

Culturally-Appropriate, Contextually-Grounded CBPR Physical Activity Intervention for Rural Residents: Explaining Unanticipated Intervention Outcomes

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

4-2016

Abstract

To increase rates of physical activity (PA) among an Appalachian population experiencing extreme health inequities, we administered a CBPR group randomized behavioral intervention to 901 rural, Appalachian adults. The intervention involved motivational interviewing and five group sessions. At baseline, 68% and 60% of younger and older adults, respectively, self-reported receiving 150 minutes a week of moderate/vigorous PA; post-intervention 64% and 52% of younger and adults reported receiving 150 minutes per week. While participants considered the intervention culturally appropriate, contextually grounded, and very satisfactory, this decline in PA may reflect participants’ discovery that their daily activities do not actually constitute PA.

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting (SFAA)

Location

Vancouver, BC

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