Using a Toolbox of Tailored Educational Lessons to Improve Fruit, Vegetable, and Physical Activity Behaviors among African American Women in California

Publication year: 2011
Source: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 43, Issue 4, Supplement 2, July-August 2011, Pages S75-S85

Desiree, Backman , Valarie, Scruggs , Akpene Ama, Atiedu , Shene, Bowie , Larry, Bye , …

 Objective: Evaluate the effectiveness of the Fruit, Vegetable, and Physical Activity Toolbox for Community Educators (Toolbox), an intervention originally designed for Spanish- and English-speaking audiences, in changing knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among low-income African American women. Design: Quasi-experimental design with treatment and control groups. Setting: Four community-based organizations and direct health service provider sites. Participants: African American women ages 18-54 (156 treatment, 171 control), 75% of whom were low income. Intervention: Six 1-hour Toolbox classes. Main Outcome Measures: Knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, empowerment, and behavior change related to fruits and vegetables and physical activity. Analysis: Dependent t tests pre- to posttest and chi-square test between control and treatment groups. Results: Women in the treatment group reported…