Feasibility and preliminary findings of a church-based mother-daughter pilot study promoting physical activity among young latinas

Elva M. Arredondo, Monica Morello, Christina Holub, Jessica Haughton

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Abstract

Physical activity (PA) rates in young Latina girls are low. This study examined acceptability and feasibility of implementing a mother-daughter intervention targeting individual and family-level correlates of PA. Eleven mother-daughter dyads participated in an 8-week intervention promoting PA in preadolescents. Preliminary data suggest increases in self-report PA, reductions in television watching, and improvements in parenting and mother-daughter communication. Focus group data suggest that participants benefited from receiving the intervention in a group format. Findings suggest that mother-daughter interventions promoting PA in young Latinas are feasible. Physical activity may improve family communication and mother-daughter relations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-18
Number of pages13
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Intervention
  • Mother-daughter
  • Physical activity
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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