Outcomes of a program to enhance exercise self-efficacy and improve fitness in black and hispanic college-age women†
Version of Record online: 7 SEP 2004
Copyright © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 27, Issue 5, pages 357–369, October 2004
How to Cite
D'Alonzo, K. T., Stevenson, J. S. and Davis, S. E. (2004), Outcomes of a program to enhance exercise self-efficacy and improve fitness in black and hispanic college-age women. Res. Nurs. Health, 27: 357–369. doi: 10.1002/nur.20029
Supported by National Research Service Award, NINR-NR07538, The National Institute of Nursing Research, and the Office of Research on Women's Health.
- Issue online: 7 SEP 2004
- Version of Record online: 7 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 MAY 2004
- resistance training;
- Black and Hispanic women;
- health promotion;
- exercise self-efficacy
A quasi-experimental design was used to test the outcomes of an exercise program directed towards Black and Hispanic college-age women. Forty-four women (36 Black, 7 Hispanic, and 1 Black/Hispanic) attended exercise classes three times per week for 16 weeks. At program completion, women were classified as either high attendees (n = 26) or low attendees (n = 18). Compared to low attendees, the high attendees had significantly higher exercise self-efficacy (p < .001), perceived benefits and barriers (p = .004), aerobic fitness, flexibility, muscle strength, and percentage of body fat (all p < .001). Daily activity levels improved significantly in the high attendance group following the program (p < .001) and at 8 weeks post-program completion (p = .01). © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 27:357–369, 2004