Eligibility and Participation Requirements

Participants will be 350 African-American women who are overweight or obese as designated by Body Mass Index (BMI).

Eligibility criteria included:

  • age 30-65 years of age;
  • BMI of 25 or higher;
  • African-American;
  • sedentary behavior or no current participation in regular physical activity

Measurement will be taken at baseline (pre-test), 3 months post-intervention, and 6 months post-intervention.

The following measures will be taken during each data collection period:

  • blood pressure and
  • resting heart rate,
  • Hip/Waist Ratio,
  • BMI,
  • blood sugar level,
  • blood lipids levels,
  • wellness behaviors (nutrition and physical activity),
  • psychosocial well-being, and
  • demographic information.
The COACH Approach to Obesity Prevention:
Changing Outcomes, Attitude, Character, and Health

Intervention Timeline

Group Pre-Test Start Date 8-Week
Phone
End Date 3-Month
Follow-up
6-Month
Follow-up
1 Jan. 18, 2014 Feb. 4, 2014 4/4/2014 5/20/2014 8/16/2014 11/14/2014
2 Mar. 15, 2014 April 1, 2014 5/27/2014 7/15/2014 10/11/2014 1/3/205
3 May 17, 2014 May 27, 2014 7/22/2014 9/9/2014 12/6/2014 2/28/2015
4 July 12, 2014 July 22, 2014 9/16/2014 11/4/2014 1/31/2015 4/25/2015
5 Sept. 6, 2014 Sept. 16, 2014 11/11/2014 12/30/2014 3/28/2015 6/20/2015
6 Nov. 11, 2014 01/20/2015 3/10/2015 7/18/2015

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000



Library
Athletics
FOLLOW WSSU
FacebookTwitterYoutube
FlickrBlog
Copyright © 2013 Winston-Salem State University