The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of an on-site physical activity (PA) program offered with congregate meals. Study 1 surveyed meal-site users on their likelihood to participate. Study 2 used meal-site-manager interviews and site visits to determine organizational feasibility. Study 3, a controlled pilot study, randomized meal sites to a 12-week group-based social-cognitive (GBSC) intervention or a standard-care control. Studies 1 and 2 indicated that most meal-site users would participate in an on-site PA program, and meal sites had well-suited physical resources and strong organizational support for this type of program. In Study 3, GBSC participants increased their weekly PA over those in the control condition (p < .05, ES = .79). Results indicated that changes in task cohesion might have mediated intervention effectiveness. These studies demonstrate that a PA program offered in this venue is feasible, is effective in promoting PA, and could have a strong public health impact.
Paul A. Estabrooks, Elizabeth H. Fox, Shawna E. Doerksen, Michael H. Bradshaw and Abby C. King
Dana K. Voelker and Justine J. Reel
presentation, which are a platform for sport communities to learn about research and how to become involved. These professional settings provide an opportunity to engage a larger sports community that can inform research in meaningful ways. Aligned with a Community-Based Participatory Research approach ( Shaw
Leisha Strachan, Tara-Leigh McHugh and Courtney Mason
various qualitative study designs (e.g., Dubnewick, Hopper, Spence, & McHugh, 2018 ; McHugh et al., 2013 , 2015 ). Furthermore, a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach was employed within these studies, which we argue is critical for advancing knowledge regarding PYD among Indigenous
Kara C. Hamilton, Mark T. Richardson, Shanda McGraw, Teirdre Owens and John C. Higginbotham
implementing an intervention also has been shown to improve the sustainability of desired outcomes, even among low SES populations. 22 Equitably involving both the community and investigators in the research process is an approach that is referred to as Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). 22
Kelsey L. Boulé and Courtney W. Mason
inclusion of hunters in decision-making processes. The results accentuate the importance of integrating local hunters’ opinions, experiences, and knowledge in the ongoing development of sport hunting practices and industries. Through the use of community-based participatory research (CBPR) and semi
Brian J. Souza
Enhancing translational research in kinesiology requires utilizing diverse research methods. Concept mapping (CM), an applied, participatory research method, brings together stakeholders to address problems. CM involves preparing a project, generating answers to a problem, then structuring, rating, analyzing, representing, and interpreting the data. The results are visual depictions of the stakeholders’ collective thinking about a problem that help facilitate decision-making. In this paper, I describe CM, review CM physical activity projects, discuss opportunities for CM in kinesiology, and detail the limitations of CM. Professionals from the kinesiology subdisciplines can implement CM to facilitate collaboration and generate real-world solutions to real-world problems.
To address persistent health and physical activity issues, listening to the opinions and needs of a diverse population should be at the forefront of a social justice agenda. This article examines how a participant-centered photo exhibition, as the culmination of a two-year-long visual participatory research project, provided a site of public pedagogy for the audience to be acculturated around issues of ethnically diverse young people’s physical activity. Drawing from constructivist theory, I first present ethnically diverse young people as “experts of their own lives” and as active agents in their self-expression of their embodiments. I then demonstrate how young people’s visual narratives created alternative visions to media-driven body ideals, and to current schooling practices of body control and regulation. Last, I consider the benefits and limitations of organizing a photo exhibition as a pedagogical means to disseminate research findings to a larger audience, beyond the “academic monopoly,” for social change.
Darla M. Castelli and Ang Chen
the world. Next we highlight a few projects that have created or are creating a trend for future interventions. Then we discuss future directions in terms of curriculum intervention research methodology. Community-Based Participatory Research It is logical to acknowledge that promoting healthful and
Yang Liu and Senlin Chen
middle, and two high schools) located in two midwestern states of the United States that were conveniently recruited from an existing participatory research network. At the time of the data collection, the participatory research network had over a dozen schools that were working in partnership with the
attempting to address childhood obesity. Using community-based participatory research, the parent booster organization from a large high school and a research team from a public university partnered to implement a healthier concession stand. Preliminary findings showed that after healthy changes were