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Author Jara, Michael E., author.
Title Latina mothers perceptions on physical activity and diet : implication for future interventions / by Michael E. Jara.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  GV361 .Z95 2012 J37eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (iv, 81 pages) : charts, graphs, forms, chiefly color.
Content Type still image
Format online resource
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Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 64-66).
Summary The purpose of this thesis is to gather information from Latina mothers regarding physical activity and diet to be used on the design of future intervention programs for the Latino population. Participants included Latina mothers who were at least 18 years old, with the ability to speak, read, and write in English, and with at least one child 0-11 years old. A total of eight participants were interviewed regarding physical activity and diet, and twenty-seven participants, recruited from local elementary schools, filled out questionnaires that contained similar questions to the interview questions to determine if interview responses applied to a larger sample size. Interview questions were transcribed and analyzed using NVivo 9 qualitative software leading to theme development. Questionnaire responses were analyzed using Excel. Five themes were observed from participant interviews: Education and Family Togetherness, Nutrition as the Cause of Poor Health in the Latino Community, Solutions Need an Emphasis on Nutrition Education, and The Belief of Influence. The results support interventions that are multifaceted; containing a nutrition, behavioral, and physical activity component that is tailored to the Latino population and addresses the barriers mentioned by participants and includes information and activities suggested and/or enjoyed by participants.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on January 28, 2013).
Subject Health education -- Hispanic Americans.
Health education -- Parent participation.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Kinesiology.
OCLC number 849959555