|OLVERA, NORMA - University Of Houston|
|BUSH, JILL - University Of Houston|
|SHARMA, SHREELA - University Of Texas Health Science Center|
|KNOX, B - University Of Houston|
|SCHERER, RHONDA - University Of Houston|
|BUTTE, NANCY - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)|
Submitted to: Obesity
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2009
Publication Date: 2/10/2010
Citation: Olvera, N., Bush, J.A., Sharma, S.V., Knox, B.B., Scherer, R.L., Butte, N.F. 2010. BOUNCE: A community-based mother–daughter healthy lifestyle intervention for low-income Latino families. Obesity. 1:S102-104.
Interpretive Summary: This exploratory study evaluated the efficacy of a family-based community program called BOUNCE (Behavior Opportunities Uniting Nutrition, Counseling, and Exercise), aimed to increase physical fitness and activity in low-income Latino mothers and daughters. The BOUNCE study consisted of a 12-week exercise (e.g., Latin dance), nutrition education, and counseling intervention. The BOUNCE intervention significantly improved the daughters' aerobic fitness. No changes in physical activity or body mass index were observed between the mother–daughter groups. This study provides researchers with possible strategies to enhance aerobic fitness for families for the prevention of obesity.
Technical Abstract: The primary purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of a family-based exploratory community study titled BOUNCE (Behavior Opportunities Uniting Nutrition, Counseling, and Exercise), to increase physical fitness and activity in low-income Latino mothers and daughters. The BOUNCE study consisted of a 12-week exercise (e.g., Latin dance), nutrition education, and counseling intervention. The design included a two-arm parallel group assignment to an experimental group (EG; included 26 mother–daughter dyads) and comparison group (CG; included 20 mother–daughter dyads). Pre- and post intervention 20-Meter Endurance Shuttle Run Test and accelerometry were used to measure children’s aerobic capacity and physical activity, respectively. For the mothers, the Rockport Walk test and Non-Exercise Physical Activity Rating test were employed to assess aerobic fitness and physical activity. Anthropometric, demographic, and dietary assessments were also collected pre- and post intervention. Differences in outcome measures between groups were tested using repeated measures analysis of covariance. The BOUNCE intervention had a significant effect on EG Latino daughters’ aerobic capacity (P = 0.044). Although, not statistically significant, EG daughters reported a higher reduction of high fat food and sweetened beverages and an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption compared to CG daughters. Similarly, EG mothers reported more strategies to increase fruit/vegetable consumption and reduce fat intake compared to CG mothers. No changes in physical activity or BMI were observed between EG and CG mother–daughter dyads.