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Community Members’ Utilization of Community Wellness Spaces and Perception of Well-Being After Use

Tolliver, Sasha (2023) Community Members’ Utilization of Community Wellness Spaces and Perception of Well-Being After Use. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Introduction: The city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania sees many underserved communities, one being Homewood. The School of Health and Rehabilitation Science’s (SHRS) Wellness Pavilion was developed to meet the needs of the community. Methods: Over a 10-week period, community members will be sent an anonymous Qualtrics survey tailored to the demographics, health perceptions, and suggestions for future programs after engagement in activities in the center via email from in-person check-in forms. Follow-up surveys will be sent 2 weeks after the initial survey. Gift card drawing randomization forms will also be sent for incentivization. Results: 33 people participated across 5 different programs. 8 participants responded to a post-activity survey in part while 4 provided full responses. Age was distributed across a range of 18.8 ± 20.3. Many agreed that their health perceptions have been impacted positively by the SHRS Wellness Pavilion programs and look forward to the development of new programs. Discussion: Despite low respondent rates, the SHRS Wellness Pavilion has been a resource of positive change within the Homewood Community. Mostly impacting those of an Elementary and Middle School education, the SHRS Wellness Pavilion has influenced the health perceptions of participants through the programs voiced as beneficial by community members. Conclusion: The SHRS Wellness Pavilion has cultivated a positive impact on its target community. To further its impact, input from the community members and partnered development is needed.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Tolliver, Sashasht131@pitt.edusht131
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairMurray, Marymmurray1@pitt.edummurray1
Committee MemberAllison, Katelynmital@pitt.edumital
Committee MemberLovalekar, Mitakatelyn.allison@pitt.edukatelyn.allison
Date: 6 June 2023
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 2 March 2023
Approval Date: 6 June 2023
Submission Date: 9 February 2023
Access Restriction: 1 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 1 year.
Number of Pages: 91
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Sports Medicine and Nutrition
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: n/a
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2023 13:52
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2023 13:52

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