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Edgar R. Vieira, Ruth Tappen, Sareen S. Gropper, Maria T. Severi, Gabriella Engstrom, Marcio R. de Oliveira, Alexandre C. Barbosa and Rubens A. da Silva

new skills or to expand their social network, often isolating themselves and decreasing their level of physical activity, resulting in increased difficulty in activities of daily living such as walking and crossing streets safely. Older adults of Caribbean descent are migrating to the United States in

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Ernesto Pacheco, Diana P. Hoyos, Willinton J. Watts, Lucía Lema and Carlos M. Arango

The objectives of the study were to describe the feasibility of an intervention in older women based on folk dances of the Colombian Caribbean region, and to analyze the effects of the intervention on physical fitness and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). A pilot study was conducted in a sample of 27 participants, 15 in the intervention group (IG) and 12 in the comparison group (CG). Caribbean Colombian dance rhythms were introduced as an intervention that lasted 12 weeks. Recruitment and retention was not optimal. Treatment fidelity components indicated that intervention was administered as intended. IG participants showed positive and statistically significant changes in some components of physical fitness. No significant changes were observed in HRQoL indicators for either group. In conclusion, the intervention was feasible, but recruitment and retention was challenging. Folk dances of the Colombian Caribbean region provoked significant results in physical fitness but not in HRQoL.

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Mariana Luciano de Almeida, Francine Golghetto Casemiro, Camila Tiome Baba, Diana Monteiro, Mariana Fornazieri, Natália Cerri, Daniele Frascá Martins Fernandes and Grace Angélica de Oliveira Gomes

-up after the application of a PA intervention in Brazil. The search took place in February 2015 in the following databases: SciELO, Latin American and Caribbean Health Science Literature, PubMed, and Scopus. The descriptors were “Brazil,” “Physical Activity,” “Exercise,” “Project,” “Programs,” (indexed at

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Robert Medairos, Vicky Kang, Carissa Aboubakare, Matthew Kramer and Sheila Ann Dugan


This study aims to identify patterns of use and preferences related to technology platforms that could support physical activity (PA) programs in an underserved population.


A 29-item questionnaire was administered at 5 health and wellness sites targeting low income communities in Chicago. Frequency tables were generated for Internet, cell phone, and social media use and preferences. Chi-squared analysis was used to evaluate differences across age and income groups.


A total of 291 individuals participated and were predominantly female (69.0%). Majority reported incomes less than $30,000 (72.9%) and identified as African American/Black/Caribbean (49.3%) or Mexican/Mexican American (34.3%). Most participants regularly used smartphones (63.2%) and the Internet (75.9%). Respondents frequently used Facebook (84.8%), and less commonly used Instagram (43.6%), and Twitter (20.0%). Free Internet-based exercise programs were the most preferred method to increase PA levels (31.6%), while some respondents (21.0%) thought none of the surveyed technology applications would help.


Cell phone, Internet, and social media use is common among the surveyed underserved population. Technology preferences to increase PA levels varied, with a considerable number of respondents not preferring the surveyed technology platforms. Creating educational opportunities to increase awareness may maximize the effectiveness of technology-based PA interventions.

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Diana Castaneda-Gameros, Sabi Redwood and Janice L. Thompson

.0)  African/Caribbean 23 (38.3) 8 (34.7) 10 (37.0) 5 (50.0)  Arab 8 (13.3) 2 (8.7) 5 (18.5) 1 (10.0)  White Irish 4 (6.7) 3 (13.0) 1 (3.7) 0 (0.0) Religion  Christian 25 (41.7) 10 (43.5) 10 (37.0) 5 (50.0)  Muslim 22 (36.7) 9 (39.1) 9 (33.3) 4 (40.0)  Hindu/Sikh 13 (21.7) 4 (17.3) 8 (29.6) 1 (10.0) Migration

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Lacharité-Lemieux * Isabelle J. Dionne * 4 2016 24 2 275 283 10.1123/japa.2015-0019 Feasibility Study: Colombian Caribbean Folk Dances to Increase Physical Fitness and Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Women Ernesto Pacheco * Diana P. Hoyos * Willinton J. Watts * Lucía Lema * Carlos M

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Javier Brazo-Sayavera, Cecilia del Campo, María José Rodríguez, Inacio Crochemore Mohnsam da Silva, Eugenio Merellano-Navarro and Pedro R. Olivares

regional vision of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and physical education in adolescents from Latin America and the Caribbean: results from 26 countries [published online ahead of print March 15, 2018]. Int J Epidemiol . doi:10.1093/ije/dyy033 29554308 2. Ramírez Varela A , Pratt M , Powell

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Situations and on Dorsiflexion Strength of Older Caribbean Americans After an Exercise Program: A Pilot Study Edgar R. Vieira * Ruth Tappen * Sareen S. Gropper * Maria T. Severi * Gabriella Engstrom * Marcio R. de Oliveira * Alexandre C. Barbosa * Rubens A. da Silva * 1 10 2017 25 4 525 532

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Nicolas Aguilar-Farias, Sebastian Miranda-Marquez, Kabir P. Sadarangani, Pia Martino-Fuentealba, Carlos Cristi-Montero, Jaime Carcamo-Oyarzun, Pedro Delgado-Floody, Damian Chandia-Poblete, Camila Mella-Garcia, Fernando Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Astrid Von Oetinger, Teresa Balboa-Castillo, Sebastian Peña, Cristobal Cuadrado, Paula Bedregal, Carlos Celis-Morales, Antonio García-Hermoso and Andrea Cortinez-O’Ryan

2012 (EANNA 2012) . 2013 . 3. Aguilar-Farias N , Martino-Fuentealba P , Carcamo-Oyarzun J , et al . A regional vision of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and physical education in adolescents from Latin America and the Caribbean: results from 26 countries. Int J Epidemiol . 2018

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Kristen Day

country. Only 10 studies included more than one developing country. The number of studies varied by region, with 56 studies in developing countries in East Asia and the Pacific, 49 studies in Latin America and the Caribbean, 14 studies in South Asia, 7 studies in the Middle East and North Africa, and 2