A Pilot Study to Promote Active Living among Physically Inactive Korean American Women

Ji Won Choi, Nah Mee Shin, Bruce Cooper, Jane Jih, Tsoh Janice

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A 4-week lifestyle program called Women’s Active Living for Koreans (WALK) was designed for Korean American women to promote physical activity (PA). In a pilot-controlled trial, 40 women were randomized to WALK-regular or WALK-plus. WALK-plus involved joining an online community via a social media app. WALK-plus performed significantly higher numbers of days of muscle-strengthening activities than WALK-regular at the post-intervention visit. Both groups increased vigorous activities and walking and decreased sedentary behaviors on weekdays. WALK program showed great potential in improving PA and decreasing sedentary behaviors. Online social networking may have an additional effect on PA among this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-37
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by NIH/NCRR #UL1 RR024131 UCSF-CTSI and UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (NCOEWH). The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH or the NCOEWH.

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© 2021 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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