Development of an Intervention to Promote Physical Activity and Reduce Dietary Sodium Intake for Preventing Hypertension and Chronic Disease in Filipino Americans
Quinn, Sally Boyle
Gadegbeku, Crystal A.
GroupCenter for Asian Health (Temple University)
Culturally tailored education intervention
Community-based participatory research
Dietary sodium reduction
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AbstractHypertension is a common chronic health condition affecting Filipino Americans. This pilot study examined the feasibility of addressing high rates of hypertension among Filipino Americans through the implementation of a culturally tailored education intervention. Filipino Americans living in the Greater Philadelphia Area were recruited through community-based organizations for participation and were engaged using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) framework. The study included pre- and post-intervention blood pressure measurements, self-reported body mass index, and questionnaires about physical activity and salt intake. The intervention to promote physical activity and reduce salt intake was conducted through two educational sessions and was accompanied by follow-up at 3 months and by the collection of urine samples for 24-h urinary sodium intake biomarker analysis. Following intervention, a non-statistically significant decrease in urine sodium was observed in both the intervention and the control groups. For systolic blood pressure, a reduction of 12.6 mmHg and an increase in 5.3 mmHg was observed in the intervention and control groups, respectively. Diastolic pressure decreased 3.8 mmHg for the intervention group and increased 5.6 mmHg among controls. The culturally tailored education intervention reported here represents a promising tool for blood pressure reduction in high-risk ethnic populations. The methods used were effective for the recruitment and retention of ethnic minorities in a community-based setting.
CitationMa, G.X., Bhimla, A., Zhu, L. et al. Development of an Intervention to Promote Physical Activity and Reduce Dietary Sodium Intake for Preventing Hypertension and Chronic Disease in Filipino Americans. J. Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities 8, 283–292 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-020-00781-z
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This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in 'Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities'. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-020-00781-z.
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