BOUNCE: An Exploratory Healthy Lifestyle Summer Intervention for Girls
Authors: Olvera, Norma; Scherer, Rhonda; McLeod, Jessica; Graham, Marilyn; Knox, Brook; Hall, Kayce; Butte, Nancy F.; Bush, Jill A.; Smith, Dennis W.; Bloom, Joel
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 34, Number 2, March 2010 , pp. 144-155(12)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objectives : To assess the efficacy of the BOUNCE parent-daughter intervention in promoting selected physical fitness measures and activity.
Methods : Thirty-seven Latino and African American parent-daughter pairs participated. The intervention entailed physical activities, nutrition classes, and selfesteem activities. Child's height, weight, waist circumference, body fat , blood pressure, physical fitness, and activity were assessed pre- and postintervention.
Results : A repeated-measures ANOVA yielded significant results [F(4,26) = 793.003, P < 0.001]. Post hoc analyses demonstrated significant (P < 0.05) changes in BMI, waist circumference, physical fitness, and activity.
Conclusions : The BOUNCE intervention was effective in promoting fitness and activity in minority girls.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-03-01
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