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Assessing changes in physical activity in a Group Lifestyle Balance in a military base health care setting

Mitchell, Robert (2015) Assessing changes in physical activity in a Group Lifestyle Balance in a military base health care setting. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) demonstrated that an intensive lifestyle intervention was effective in delaying or preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes in people at risk for this condition. The DPP lifestyle intervention was adapted to the Group Lifestyle Balance (GLB) program for community translation. One of the goals of the DPP-GLB was to increase physical activity to at least 150 min/week. The purpose of this study is to assess the physical activity component of the 12-month intervention via pedometer and the MAQ, in at-risk members of the military family in a military base health care setting. METHODS: Ninety-nine members of the military family were enrolled in the study. Physical activity was measured subjectively using the Modifiable Activity Questionnaire (MAQ) as well as objectively via pedometer at baseline, 6-month, and 12-month assessments. RESULTS: Participants who completed the MAQ survey at all assessments (n=76) demonstrated a median increase in leisure time physical activity between baseline and 6 and baseline and 12 months by 186 and 66 MET-minutes/week respectively (p


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Mitchell, Robertrmm120@pitt.eduRMM120
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairKramer, M. Kayekramerk@edc.pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberKriska, AndreakriskaA@edc.pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberArena, Vincentarena@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: December 2015
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 2015
Submission Date: 23 November 2015
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Epidemiology
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes, Physical, Activity, Diabetes, Prevention, GLB, DPP
Date Deposited: 20 May 2016 15:08
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 21:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/26429

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