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The Feasibility of a Resistance Training (RT) Program in Targeting Obesity of Women in Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) Environments.

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Title:The Feasibility of a Resistance Training (RT) Program in Targeting Obesity of Women in Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) Environments.
Authors:Garnett, Melissa
Contributors:Flood, Jeanie (instructor)
Weight loss
Low socioeconomic status
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Date Issued:29 Nov 2016
Abstract:Problem. Obesity of women in low Socioeconomic Status (SES) environments ranges from 34% to 49% of America’s low SES female population. Many barriers to weight loss and health management exist for low SES obese women. Risks for health problems, such as Diabetes, Stroke and Cancer, rise with obesity. Health programs, which extend beyond low SES barriers, are lacking. Many women do not know of resistance training’s benefits for improving health and aiding weight management. Objectives. The aim of this project is to formulate and evaluate the feasibility of a financially reasonable, time allowable, and research based weight reduction and health improvement program through the use of in-home resistance training for obese low SES women. Methods. The project employed an epidemiological approach an evidence-based design (EBD). The findings from a literature review and study analysis were compiled to build a weight reduction and health improvement program extending beyond low SES barriers. Questionnaires on the feasibility of the program were answered by five target population women, five health care providers, and five fitness professionals. Data Analysis. Studies included in the review were analyzed for inclusion criteria, which was used in the design of the Lift for Health program. Likert results from the questionnaires were tallied and a mean for each question was determined. Common themes in the qualitative responses were summarized. Expected Results. The proposed resistance training based wellness program will be effective for weight management and health improvement in obese women in low SES environments.
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