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Development of a theory-based, peer support intervention to promote weight loss among Latina immigrants

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Obesity, March 2015
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Title
Development of a theory-based, peer support intervention to promote weight loss among Latina immigrants
Published in
BMC Obesity, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40608-015-0047-3
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Authors

Andrea L Cherrington, Amanda L Willig, April A Agne, M Cecilia Fowler, Gareth R Dutton, Isabel C Scarinci

Abstract

Obesity rates are disproportionately high among Latinas living in the United States. Few community-based weight management studies have focused on Latina immigrants living in emerging Latino communities. The purpose of this study was to develop and pilot test a theory-based, promotora-delivered, peer support weight loss intervention for Latina immigrants to be administered in a community setting. We employed participatory methods to develop an 8-week program grounded in self-determination theory. Overweight Latina immigrants were recruited to participate in a quasi-experimental pilot study. Data collected pre and post-intervention included height, weight, fasting lipids, glucose, dietary practices, physical activity and depressive symptoms. Twenty-two women completed the intervention. Mean age was 36, mean time in the U.S. was 12 years; the majority was from Mexico. Mean BMI was 33; 68% had a family history of diabetes. The intervention resulted in statistically significant weight loss (mean 2.1 kg, SD 2.6, p < 0.001); mean change in weight remained significant when compared with that of a historical control group (-2.1 kg vs 1.10 kg, p < 0.01) but was attenuated at 6 months. Levels of moderate physical activity increased significantly (p < 0.05) and dietary practices improved (p < 0.01) and remained significant at 6 months. Notably, depressive symptoms also improved (p = <0.001). This theory-based, promotora-delivered intervention resulted in significant weight loss among a sample of Latina immigrants at 8 weeks. Future studies are needed to test the impact of an extended peer support intervention on long-term weight management. National Clinical Trials: NCT02344212. Registered 21 January 2015.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 59 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 23%
Student > Master 10 16%
Researcher 9 15%
Student > Bachelor 7 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 11%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 7 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 16 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 11%
Social Sciences 6 10%
Sports and Recreations 3 5%
Other 7 11%
Unknown 9 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 June 2016.
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#1,434,094
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#40
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Obesity
#7
of 16 outputs
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