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BOUNCE: An Exploratory Healthy Lifestyle Summer Intervention for Girls

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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.

Keywords: African American; Latino girls; fitness; physical activity

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.34.2.2

Publication date: March 1, 2010

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  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

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