A faith-based and cultural approach to promoting self-efficacy and regular exercise in older African American women

Mary Ellen Quinn, Willie Kent Guion

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Abstract

The health benefits of regular exercise are well documented, yet there has been limited success in the promotion of regular exercise in older African American women. Based on theoretical and evidence-based findings, the authors recommend a behavioral self-efficacy approach to guide exercise interventions in this highrisk population. Interventions should be developed that are age appropriate, group delivered in the community, focused on a single behavior, and only include general health education as a secondary purpose. Suggested cultural tailoring of exercise interventions includes addressing beliefs about exercise, focusing on the "possible self," promoting participants as "cultural consultants," and spiritual and religious strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalGerontology and Geriatrics Education
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Culturally tailored
  • Exercise
  • Faith-based
  • Interventions
  • Older African American women
  • Self-efficacy

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  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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A faith-based and cultural approach to promoting self-efficacy and regular exercise in older African American women. / Quinn, Mary Ellen; Guion, Willie Kent.

In: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.01.2010, p. 1-18.

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