Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 31, 2005
Publication Date: November 5, 2005
Citation: Chester, D.N., Harris, E.W. 2005. Nutrition, Physical Activity and Diabetes: Designing a Community Intervention Model, a technology-based pilot study.Meeting Abstract. Technical Abstract: LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Articulate the procedure for collecting community level data using computer technology. 2. Design appropriate community based intervention strategies aimed at diabetes control and prevention programs for disadvantaged populations. This community intervention model serves as Phase 2 of a research education program for students from five Historically Black Colleges and Universities who participate in the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Summer Institute. During the 2004-05 academic year, the students will help plan the intervention and conduct a pilot study in partnership with USDA. The purpose of the research is to develop appropriate community based intervention strategies aimed at diabetes control and prevention. The intervention will utilize the USDA Eat Smart, Play Hard TM campaign and will determine if there is a change in eating and physical activity lifestyle practices. Data collected during Phase 1 of the project on opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity to increase healthy lifestyle practices in the community will be used. For the pilot phase of the intervention study, data will be collected from children age 4-6, 7-10, and 11-13, and their caregivers. The data collection phase will utilize computerized questionnaires from the USDA Diet and Health Knowledge Questionnaire, socio-demographic data, physical activity data, anthropometric data, Block Brief 2000, and the Block Kids Food Frequency Questionnaires. Findings from the pilot phase will be used to develop an appropriate computerized multi-site community based intervention to begin in the Spring of 2006.