HIP

Health is Power

Health Is Power (HIP) is a community based health intervention designed to increase physical activity among women of color. It is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The purposes of the study are (1) to determine whether African American women are willing to participate in a 6 month, social cohesion intervention, (2) to determine whether a 6 month, social cohesion intervention is more effective for increasing physical activity and improving dietary habits in comparison to an educational intervention, (3) to determine whether residence in a neighborhood supportive for physical activity helps women maintain their physical activity, and (4) to determine whether this effect is transculturally replicable. Findings suggest participants were enthusiastic about this approach and increased their physical activity, fruit and vegetable consumption as well as social cohesion.

Related Publications and Abstracts

Ledoux TA, Mama SK, O’Connor DP, Adamus H, Fraser ML, Lee RE. Home Availability and the Impact of Weekly Stressful Events Are Associated with Fruit and Vegetable Intake among African American and Hispanic/Latina Women. J Obes. 2012; 737891.

Lee RE, Mama SK, Lopez III Y. Sitting time and cardiometabolic risk factors in African American overweight women. J Obes. 2012;2012:803467.

Wilson PL, O’Connor DP, Kaplan CD, Bode S, Mama SK, Lee RE. Relationship of fruit, vegetable, and fat consumption to binge eating symptoms in African American and Hispanic or Latina women. Eat Behav. 2012;13(2):179-182.

Smith-Ray RL, Mama SK, Reese-Smith JY, & Estabrooks PA, Lee RE. Improving Participation Rates for Women of Color in Health Research: The Role of Group Cohesion. Prevention Science. 2012; 13(1), 27-35.

Lee RE, O’Connor DP, Smith-Ray R, et al. Mediating effects of group cohesion on physical activity and diet in women of color: Health is power. Am J Health Promot. 2012;26(4):e116-125.

Lee RE, Mama SK, Medina AV, Ho A, Adamus HJ. Neighborhood factors influence physical activity among African American and Hispanic or Latina women. Health Place. 2012;18(1):63-70.

Lee RE, Lévesque L, Galavíz K, YTaylor JL. Building a Multilevel, Multidimensional, Multi-Country Strategy to Reduce Obesity in the Mexican Diaspora: Implications for Theory, Practice and Policy. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2012; 43(Supplement):s144.

Mama SK, Adamus HJ, Lee RE. Weight Perceptions and Readiness to Change Mediate
the Relationship Between Intervention Exposure and Physical Activity Among Ethnic Minority Women. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2012; 43(Supplement):s151.

Adamus HJ, Mama SK, Lee RD. Relationship of Crime and Physical Activity Resource Incivilities to Physical Activity in Minority Women. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2012; 43(Supplement):s202.

Layne CS, Mama SK, Banda JA, Lee RE. Development of an ecologically valid approach to assess moderate physical activity using accelerometry in community dwelling women of color: a cross-sectional study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2011;8:21.

Lee RE, Mama SK, Medina AV, et al. Multiple measures of physical activity, dietary habits and weight status in African American and Hispanic or Latina women. J Community Health. 2011;36(6):1011-1023.

Lee RE, Medina AV, Mama SK, et al. Health is Power: an ecological, theory-based health intervention for women of color. Contemp Clin Trials. 2011;32(6):916-923.

Lopez Y, III, O’Connor DP, Ledoux TA, Lee RE. Analysis of body composition methods in a community sample of African American women. Women Health. 2011;51(8):709-723.

Mama SK, Quill BE, Fernandez-Esquer ME, Reese-Smith JY, Banda JA, Lee RE. Body image and physical activity among Latina and African American women. Ethn Dis. Summer 2011;21(3):281-287.

McAlexander KM, Mama SK, Medina A, O’Connor DP, Lee RE. The concordance of directly and indirectly measured built environment attributes and physical activity adoption. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2011;8:72.

McAlexander KM, Mama SK, Medina AV, O’Connor DP, Lee RE. Concordance and correlates of direct and indirect built environment measurement among minority women. Am J Health Promot, 2011.

Lee RE, O’Connor DP, Smith-Ray R, Mama SK, Medina AV, Estabrooks PA. Effects and mediators of a social cohesion intervention to increase physical activity and improve dietary habits in women of color: Health Is Power. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2011; 41(Supplement):s35.

Moore SD, Castro CM, Lee RE, King DK. Evaluating strategies to optimize minority recruitment in health behavior change research. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2011; 41(Supplement):s126.

Lee RE, Wolfe KL, Reese-Smith JY, Lopez Y, Mama SK, Medina AV. Reach and retention of minority women in the Health Is Power (HIP) study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2011; 41(Supplement):s127.

McMillan T, Cubbin C, Parmenter B, Medina A., Lee RE. Neighborhood sampling: How many streets must an auditor walk? International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 2010;7:20.

Adamus HJ, Mama SK, Lee RE. Items on a perceived environment measurement tool are grouped differently in low and high income African American Women. International Journal of Exercise Science; Conference Abstract Submissions: 2010; 6(1):Article 27.

Wolfe KL, Lopez Y, Mama SK, Medina AV, Reese-Smith J, Lee RE. Evaluating “Reach” in the Health Is Power (HIP) Study. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Abstract Submissions. 2010; 6(1):Article 19.

Ho A, Mama SK, Medina AV, Lee RE.  Neighborhood Safety and Attractiveness Influence Physical Activity among African American and Hispanic or Latina Women. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Abstract Submissions. 2010; 6(1):Article 30.

Adamus HJ, Mama SK, Lee RE. Using the PARA to evaluate physical activity resource attributes in Houston and Austin, Texas. International Journal of Exercise Science; Conference Abstract Submissions: 2010; 2(3):Article 21.

Lopez Y, Mama SK, Medina AV, Lee RE. Is increased physical activity associated with decreased fat and alcohol consumption among overweight and obese African American and Hispanic or Latina women? Obesity. 2010; 18(Suppl 2):S132.

Lee RE, Mama SK, Banda JA, Medina AV, Reese-Smith JY, Layne CS , Estabrooks PA. Differences Across Physical Activity, Dietary Habits and Weight in Women of Color. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2010;39(Supplement):s179.

McAlexander KM, Lee RE, Mama SK, Medina AV. Measured and Self-Reported Neighborhood Characteristics and Physical Activity Among African American Women. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Abstract Submissions. 2010;2(2):Article 31.

Lee RE, Smith-Ray R., Mama SK, Medina AV, Reese-Smith JY, O’Connor DP, Estabrooks PA. Social cohesion increases fruit and vegetable consumption in obese ethnic minority women. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2010; 17(Suppl 1):S212.

Lee RE, Liao Y, Mama SK, Medina AV. Reese-Smith JY, Estabrooks PA. Social cohesion increases physical activity in obese ethnic minority women. Obesity. 2009;17(Suppl 2):S161.

Mama SK, Quill BE, Fernandez-Esquer ME, Reese-Smith JY, Banda JA, Lee RE. Associations between body image and physical activity in African American women. Obesity. 2009;17(Suppl 2):S162.

Wilson PL, O’Connor DP, Rhode PC, Lee RE. Stress and Depression Predict Binge Eating in African American and Hispanic/Latina Women. Obesity. 2009;17(Suppl 2):S163.

Lopez Y, Mama SK, Wilson P, Lee RE. Body composition assessment methods: A systematic review and recommendations. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Abstract Submissions. 2009;3(1):Article 9.

Mama SK, Quill BE, Fernandez-Esquer ME, Reese-Smith JY, Banda JA, Lee RE. The relationship between body image and physical activity in African American women. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Abstract Submissions. 2009;3(1):Article 1.

Kueht ML, McFarlin BK, Lee RE. Severely obese have greater LPS-stimulated TNF-α production than normal weight African-American women. Obesity; 2009; 17(3):447-51.

Lee RE, Cubbin C. Striding Toward Social Justice: The Ecologic Milieu of Physical Activity. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews. 2009 37(1):10-7.

Mama, SK, Cubbin C, Banda JA, Lee RE. Dichotomy in body Image Perceptions of African American Women. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2008, 35: S215.

Lee RE, Cubbin C, Reese-Smith JY, Banda JA. Neighborhood Factors and Physical Activity in Women of Color. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2008, 35: S175.

Parmenter BM, McMillan T, Cubbin C, Lee RE. Developing Geospatial Data Management, Recruitment, and Analysis Techniques for Physical Activity Research. Urban and Regional Information Systems Association Journal. 2008; 20(2): 13-19.

Lee RE. Association of neighborhood with walking and obesity in ethnic minority American women. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2007;16:159.

Kueht ML, McFarlin BK, Baxter ME, Banda JA, Medina AV, Lee RE. The relationship between BMI and LPS-stimulated TNF-α and IL-6 production in African American women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2007; 13 (5): S156.

Banda, JA, Layne, CS, Lee, RE. Accelerometry to Measure Moderate and Vigorous
Physical Activity in Obese African American Women. Obesity. 2007;15(9), A226.

Lee, RE, Parmenter, B, Cubbin, C, and McMillan, T. Recruitment of people vs. places: How to optimize individual and geographic variability? Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2007; 33 (Supplement 1); S018.