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BAILAMOS©: Development, Pilot Testing, and Future Directions of a Latin Dance Program for Older Latinos.

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posted on 21.11.2015, 00:00 by DX Marquez, EE Bustamante, Susan Aguiñaga, R. Hernandez
Older Latinos have low rates of physical activity (PA) and poor health outcomes. Focus groups and a single group, pre-post 3-month pilot of a culturally appropriate Latin dance program (BAILAMOS(©)) were conducted among older, inactive Latinos with a self-identified mobility limitation. Nine themes emerged from focus groups, including cultural influences of dance and barriers to dancing. In the pilot intervention, 9 of 13 older Latinos completed the program and attended 85% of the sessions. Self-reported PA significantly increased (p < .05; d = 1.39), but daily accelerometer-assessed PA decreased for moderate-intensity PA (p = .18; d = 0.29). Participants reported significantly greater enjoyment of PA (p < .05; d = 0.61) and improved physical quality of life (p = .23; d = 0.31). Improvements in mobility (p = .15; d = 0.56) and aspects of cognition were demonstrated. The BAILAMOS program appears to be feasible, culturally appropriate, and has the potential to improve psychosocial determinants of PA, self-reported PA, and aspects of health.

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This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Marquez, D. X., Bustamante, E. E., Aguiñaga, S. and Hernandez, R. BAILAMOS©: Development, Pilot Testing, and Future Directions of a Latin Dance Program for Older Latinos. Health Education and Behavior. 2015. 42(5): 604-610. DOI: 10.1177/1090198114543006, which has been published in final form in Health Education and Behavior.

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SAGE Publications

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1090-1981

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01/10/2015

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