Exercise and dietary modification with women of non-English speaking background: A pilot study with Polish-Australian women.

Brown, Wendy .J. and Lee, Christina (1994) Exercise and dietary modification with women of non-English speaking background: A pilot study with Polish-Australian women.. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1 3: 185-203. doi:10.1207/s15327558ijbm0103_1


Author Brown, Wendy .J.
Lee, Christina
Title Exercise and dietary modification with women of non-English speaking background: A pilot study with Polish-Australian women.
Journal name International Journal of Behavioral Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1070-5503
1532-7558
Publication date 1994-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1207/s15327558ijbm0103_1
Volume 1
Issue 3
Start page 185
End page 203
Total pages 19
Place of publication New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Health promotion programs aimed at the general community often fail to reach Australians of non-English speaking background (NESB) because of language and cultural barriers. A 12-week minimal-intervention heart health program, designed for women of European background, was piloted with 43 women from a Polish social group, with a further 30 women serving as a comparison group. Assessments of the intervention group before and after the 12-week program indicated significant decreases in exercising heart rate and in resting blood pressure, which were not evident in the comparison group. Twelve-week follow-up data indicated that these gains had been well maintained. When the comparison group was invited to participate in a similar program, there were also significant improvements on these variables. This pilot study suggests that health promotion programs aimed at NESB Australians can be effective in modifying risk factors for cardiovascular disease if an effort is made to address language and cultural barriers.

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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
 
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