Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Physical activity and red light foods consumed in ASPIRE-VA veterans
by Scaramella, Jacqueline, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 80; 1527341
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the change in physical activity (baseline vs. 3 months) of veterans participating in ASPIRE-VA and the percent change in red light food consumption at baseline and 3 months. Specifically, this study examined (a) the relationship between physical activity (baseline vs. 3 months) and percent change in red light food consumption (baseline vs. 3 months); (b) change in physical activity (baseline vs. 3 months) based on mode of intervention (ASPIRE-VA phone-only program, ASPIRE-VA on-site group visit with phone follow-up support, usual care MOVE!); and (c) change in red light food consumption (baseline vs. 3 months) based on mode of intervention.

Patients receiving care in 2009 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan were recruited to participate in the ASPIRE: Coaching Veterans to Healthy Weights and Wellness (ASPIRE-VA) 3 year randomized trial. Willing participants were randomly assigned into the three study arms (ASPIRE-VA phone-only program, ASPIRE-VA on-site group visit with phone follow-up support, usual care MOVE!).

Forty-five subjects were analyzed through self-reported logs (baseline and 3 months) by their changes in food choices using the Stoplight diet system, changes in physical activity, and behavior changes based on different modes of intervention. Participants were excluded if they did not log any physical activity during their assessment week at baseline and 3-months.

Results showed that participating in a weight loss program involving group therapy in addition to phone follow-up support results in a significant change in the percent of red light foods consumed (baseline to 3 months). ASPIRE on-site with phone follow-up was the most effective at reducing the percentage of red light foods consumed. The results also showed an increase in physical activity with all groups, especially with participants in ASPIRE on-site with phone follow-up; however, these results were not significant.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kreysa, Peter
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Nutrition
Keywords: Aspire-va, Physical actiivity, Red light foods, Veterans
Publication Number: 1527341
ISBN: 9781303766169
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