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Recent Abstracts, Presentations, Posters, and Reports

Recent Journal Articles

2012

Rosenberg DE, Huang DL, Simonovich SD, Belza B. Outdoor Built Environment Barriers and Facilitators to Activity among Midlife and Older Adults with Mobility Disabilities. The Gerontologist. 2012 Sep 25;53(2):268-79. PMID 23010096

Hammerback K, Felias-Christensen G, Phelan EA. Evaluation of a telephone-based physical activity promotion program for disadvantaged older adults. Preventing chronic disease. 2012 Feb;9:E62. PMID 22360873

2011

Hughes SL, Leith KH, Marquez DX, Moni G, Nguyen HQ, Desai P, et al. Physical Activity and Older Adults: Expert Consensus for a New Research Agenda (an Editor's Choice article). Gerontologist. 2011 Nov 1.

Hunter RH, Sykes K, Lowman SG, Duncan R, Satariano WA, Belza B. Environmental and policy change to support healthy aging. J Aging Soc Policy. 2011 Oct;23(4):354-71.

Prohaska TR, Anderson LA, Hooker SP, Hughes SL, Belza B. Mobility and aging: transference to transportation. J Aging Res (Special Issue) Editorial Mobility and Aging: Transference to Transportation. 2011 August.

Prohaska T, Belza B, Hooker S, Hughes SL, Anderson LA, Healthy Aging Research Network (editors). Special Issue- Mobility and Aging: Transference to Transportation. J Aging Res. 2011 August.

2010

Belza B, Snyder S, Thompson M, LoGerfo J. EnhanceFitness, an Innovative Community-Based Senior Exercise Program. Topics in Geriatric Medicine. 2010 Oct-Dec;26(4):299-309.

CDC- Healthy Aging Research Network. HAN physical activity sidebar to accompany the article based on the consensus report regarding PA in the next issue of the Journal on Active Aging. Readers will be interested to see what CDC's Healthy Aging Research Network has been doing in the physical activity/active aging area. ICAA Journal of Active Aging. Dec 2010.

Cheadle A, Egger R, LoGerfo JP, Walwick J, Schwartz S. A community-organizing approach to promoting physical activity in older adults: the southeast senior physical activity network. Health Promot Pract. 2010 Mar;11(2):197-204.

Eyler A, Brownson R, Aytur S, Cradock AL, Doescher M, Evenson KR, et al. Examination of trends and evidence-based elements in state physical education legislation: a content analysis. J Sch Health. 2010;80:326-32.

Eyler AA, Brownson RC, Aytur SA, Cradock AL, Doescher M, Evenson KR, et al. Examination of trends and evidence-based elements in state physical education legislation: a content analysis. J Sch Health. 2010 Jul;80(7):326-32.

Mayer CJ, Williams B, Wagner EH, LoGerfo JP, Cheadle A, Phelan EA. Health Care Costs and Participation in a Community-Based Health Promotion Program for Older Adults. Prev Chronic Dis. 2010;7(2). online journal.

Steinman L, et al. Master plans for pedestrian and bicycle transportation: community characteristics. Journal of Physical Activity and Health (Supplement 1). March 2010.

2009

Cheadle A, Egger R, LoGerfo J, Schwartz S, Harris JR. Promoting Sustainable Community Change in Support of Older Adult Physical Activity: Evaluation Findings from the Southeast Seattle Senior Physical Activity Network (SESPAN). J Urban Health [serial on the Internet]. 2009 [cited Core SESPAN]; Dec. online journal.

Horsley-Tompkins T, Belza B, Brown M. Nurse practitioner practice patterns for exercise counseling. Journal of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 2009 Feb;21(2):79-86.

Logsdon RG, McCurry SM, Pike KC, Teri L. Making Physical Activity Accessible to Older Adults with Memory Loss: A Feasibility Study. The Gerontologist. 2009 June;49(S1):S94-S9.

2006-2008

Ackermann RT, Williams B, Nguyen HQ, Berke EM, Maciejewski ML, Logerfo JP. Healthcare Cost Differences with Participation in a Community-Based Group Physical Activity Benefit for Medicare Managed Care Health Plan Members. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008;56:1459–1465.

Batik O, Phelan E, Walwick J, Wang G, LoGerfo J. Translating a community-based, motivational support program to increase physical activity to older adults with diabetes at community clinics: Physical Activity for a Lifetime of Success (PALS). Prev Chronic Dis 2008;5(1):A18 online journal

Chiang K, Semen L, Belza B, Tsai J. “It's our exercise family”: ethnic older adults' experiences in a group-based exercise program. Prev Chronic Dis 2008;5(1). online journal

Fitts S, Won CW, Williams B, Snyder S, Yukawa M, Legner V, et al. What is the Optimal Duration of Participation in a Community-Based Health Promotion Program for Older Adults? J Appl Gerontol 2008;27(2):201-214

Mayer CJ, Steinman L, Williams B, Topolski T, Logerfo JP. Developing a Telephone Assessment of Physical Activity (TAPA) Questionnaire for Older Adults. Prev Chronic Dis 2008;5(1). online journal

Nguyen HQ, Maciejewski ML, Gao S, Lin E, Williams B, Logerfo JP. Health care use and costs associated with use a health club membership benefit in older adults with diabetes. Diabetes Care 2008.

Nguyen HQ, Ackermann R, Maciejewski M, Berke E, Patrick M, Williams B, et al. Managed-Medicare Health Club Benefit and Reduced Health Care Costs Among Older Adults. Prev Chronic Dis 2008;5(1). online journal

Won CW, Fitts SS, Favaro S, Olsen P, Phelan EA. Community-based “powerful tools” intervention enhances health of caregivers. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2008;46(1):89-100.

Nguyen H, Ackermann R, Berke E, et al. Impact of a Managed-Medicare Physical Activity Benefit on Health Care Utilization and Costs in Older Adults with Diabetes. Diabetes Care. Jan 2007;30(1)43-48

Belza B, Shumway-Cook A, Phelan E, Williams B, Snyder S, LoGerfo J. The effects of a community-based exercise program on function and health in older adults: The EnhanceFitness Program. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 2006;25(4):291-306

Berke E, Ackermann R, Lin E, et al. Distance as a Barrier to Using a Fitness-Program Benefit for Managed Medicare Enrollees. J Aging Phys Act. 2006;14(3):313-323

Phelan E, Williams B, Snyder S, Fitts S, LoGerfo J. A five state dissemination of a community-based disability prevention program for older adults. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2006;1(3):267-274.

Topolski TD, LoGerfo J, Patrick DL, Williams B, Walwick J, Patrick MB. The Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity (RAPA) among older adults. Prev Chronic Dis 2006;3(4):A118. online journal

Walwick J, Shiu-Thornton S, Belza B, Schwartz S, LoGerfo J. Promoting physical activity in ethnic communities: perspectives from older adults. J on Active Aging 2006, Jan/Feb 28-34. (.pdf available)

Recent Abstracts, Presentations, Posters, and Reports

Posters and Presentations

2013

Anderson L, Slonim A, Yen I, Jones D, Allen P, Leith K, Goins T, Rosenberg D, Satariano W. Using concept mapping to design an integrated framework for mobility for older adults. APHA; 2013 November 2-6; Boston, MA.

Anderson L, Vandenberg A, Hunter R, Hooker S, Bryant L, Satariano W, Belza B. A conceptual framework for community wayfinding. APHA, Session: Aging and Public Health, Community Wayfinding and Public Health: Relevance, Research and Promise; 2013 November 2-6; Boston, MA.

Anderson L, Vandenberg A, Hunter R, Hooker S, Bryant L, Satariano W, Belza B. A conceptual framework for community wayfinding. GSA, Session: Community Wayfinding and Older Adults: Significance, Research and Implications for the Future; 2013 November 20-24; New Orleans, LA.

Belza B KM, Synder S. Local Lessons for Disseminating EnhanceFitness through a Nationally-Networked Organization. Creating Elder Friendly Communities Research Forum (poster); 2012 September 19; Seattle, WA.

Belza B, Satariano W, Hunter R, Friedman D, Toyoji MK. Tools and technologies in facilitating community wayfinding:Opportunities and challenges. APHA, Session: Aging and Public Health, Community Wayfinding and Public Health: Relevance, Research and Promise; 2013 November 2-6; Boston, MA.

Belza B. Characteristics of local YMCAs which are early adopters of a senior exercise program. APHA, Session: Aging and Public Health Physical Activity and Successful Aging; 2013 Nov; Boston, MA.

Hunter R, Stollof E, Potts S, Lee C, Beyerle R, Duncan R, Vandenberg A. Community wayfinding: Pathways for public health policy and practice. APHA, Session: Aging and Public Health, Community Wayfinding and Public Health: Relevance, Research and Promise; 2013 November 2-6; Boston, MA.

Hunter R, Stollof E, Potts S, Lee C, Beyerle R, Duncan R, Vandenberg A. Community wayfinding: Pathways for public health policy and practice. GSA Session: Community Wayfinding and Older Adults: Significance, Research and Implications for the Future; 2013 November 20-24; New Orleans, LA.

Kohn M, Belza B, Petrescu-Prahova M, Miyawaki C, Hohman KH. Characteristics of local YMCAs which are early adopters of a senior exercise program. APHA, Session: Aging and Public Health Physical Activity and Successful Aging; 2013 November 2-6; Boston, MA.

Kohn MF, Belza B, Petrescu-Prahova M, Miyawaki CE, Hohman KH. Participant variation by delivery site type in an evidence-based senior exercise program. Elder Friendly Futures Conference; 2013 Sept; Seattle, WA.

Miyawaki CE, Belza B, Kohn M, Petrescu-Prahova M. A Curricular Module on Evidence-Based Practice for Social Work Gerontology Students. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting 2013 November; Dallas, TX.

Rosenberg D, Gell N, Arterburn D. Sedentary time is Associated with Markers of Unhealthy Diet in Older Adults (poster). GSA, Session: Community Wayfinding and Older Adults: Significance, Research and Implications for the Future; 2013 November 20-24; New Orleans, LA.

Rosenberg D, Gell N, Carlson J, Kerr J, Belza B. Using GPS to examine active transportation patterns among people aging with mobility disabilities. APHA; 2013 November 2-6; Boston, MA.

Rosenberg DE, Gell N, Kerr J, Carlson JA, Belza B. Using GPS to examine active transportation patterns among people aging with mobility disabilities. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; 2013 Nov; Boston, MA.

Satariano W, Belza B, Hunter R, Friedman D, Toyoji MK. Technology in Community Wayfinding: Older Adults and People with Disabilities. GSA, Session: Community Wayfinding and Older Adults: Significance, Research and Implications for the Future; 2013 November 20-24; New Orleans, LA.

Snyder S, Belza B, Arendale D, Brady T. EnhanceFitness: Entering Its Second Decade. America Society on Aging, Aging in America Conference; 2013 March; Chicago, IL.

Vandenberg A, Hunter R, Anderson L, Bryant L, Hooker S, Satariano W, Toyoji MK. Cross-disciplinary research perspectives on community wayfinding. APHA, Session: Aging and Public Health, Community Wayfinding and Public Health: Relevance, Research and Promise; 2013 November 2-6; Boston, MA.

Vandenberg A, Hunter R, Anderson L, Bryant L, Hooker S, Satariano W, Toyoji MK. Cross-disciplinary research perspectives on community wayfinding. GSA, Session: Community Wayfinding and Older Adults: Significance, Research and Implications for the Future; 2013 November 20-24; New Orleans, LA.

2012

Belza B KM, Synder S. Local Lessons for Disseminating EnhanceFitness through a Nationally-Networked Organization. Creating Elder Friendly Communities Research Forum (poster); 2012 September 19; Seattle, WA.

Huang D. Food Access and Built Environment in Aging Adults with Impaired Mobility: Additional Results from the Built Environment, Accessibility, and Mobility Study (BEAMS). UW Geriatrics Division Research Conference; 2012 April; Seattle, WA.

Huang D. Food Access in Aging Adults with Impaired Mobility. American Geriatric Society; 2012 May; Seattle, WA.

Hunter R, Vandenberg A, Anderson L, Marquez DX, Griffith M, Bryant LL, Belza B, Leary M, Lawler K. Wayfinding and Community Assessment: Interactive Workshop and Research Planning. CDC-HAN Meeting; 2012 October 2; Atlanta, GA.

Rosenberg D, Belza B, Petz S. Adapting the NEWS for Older Adults with Mobility Disabilities. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 2012 May; Austin, TX.

2011

Agmon M, Belza B. Measuring Dual-Task Performance in Clinical and Community Settings. Podium presentation to American Society of Aging. San Francisco, CA 2011.

Ainalem A, Belza B, Rosenberg D, Petz S, Simpkins S, Tseng A. Effectiveness of various recruitment media for people aging with mobility disabilities (poster). UW Undergraduate Research Symposium; Seattle, WA (May, 2011).

Altpeter M, Zenker W. Introducing a New NCOA Training Module: Creating a Business Plan for Evidence-based Health Promotion. In: Aging ACotASo, editor. Aging in America Conference. San Francisco, CA 2011.

Belza B, Anderson L, Hunter R, Satariano W. Dissemination of the CDC-HAN Environmental and Policy Change to Support Healthy Aging Initiative: Outcomes and Lessons Learned. APHA 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition: Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies; 2011 Oct 29 - Nov 2; Washington, DC.

Belza B. The Evidence Supporting EnhanceFitness. PRC National Community Committee; Seattle, WA (Oct 12, 2010).

Belza B. The Get-up-and-Go Gene. University of Washington NW Geriatric Education Center (Webcast to Washington, Wyoming, and Alaska); Seattle, WA (Jan, 2011).

Belza B. National Dissemination and Enrollment in Evidence-Based Programs for Seniors. In: Aging ACotASo, editor. Aging in America Conference. San Francisco, CA 2011.

Belza B. Fidelity in Fitness Programming. In: Aging ACotASo, editor. Aging in America Conference. San Francisco, CA 2011.

Belza B. Developing a Web-Based Pilot Training Course for New EnhanceFitness Instructors. In: Aging ACotASo, editor. Aging in America Conference. San Francisco, CA 2011.

Belza B, Hunter R, Satariano W, Bodiford K. Building Capacity for Environmental and Policy Change to Support Healthy Aging. In: Aging ACotASo, editor. Aging in America Conference. San Francisco, CA 2011.

Hunter R, Satariano W, Bodiford K, Belza B. Building Capacity for Environmental and Policy Change to Support Healthy Aging. Podium presentation to American Society of Aging. San Francisco, CA 2011.

Kerr J, Rosenberg D, Crist K, Marshall S. An Ecological Multi-Level Physical Activity Intervention in Retirement Communities In: Aging ACotASo, editor. Aging in America Conference. San Francisco, CA 2011.

Lester S, Belza B. Developing a Web-Based Pilot Training Course for New EnhanceFitness Instructors. Podium presentation to American Society of Aging. San Francisco, CA 2011.

Ory M, Smith M, Belza B, Padmos V, Ferritti L. National Dissemination and Enrollment in Evidence-Based Programs for Seniors. Podium presentation to American Society of Aging. San Francisco, CA 2011.

Petz S, Rosenberg D, Belza B. GPS-Directed Interviewing: A Technology-Driven Qualitative Approach. Western Institute of Nursing. Las Vegas, NV 2011.

Rosenberg D. Understanding Built Environment Barriers and Facilitators among Persons Aging with Mobility Disabilities. APHA 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition: Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies; 2011 Oct 29 - Nov 2; Washington, DC.

Rosenberg D, Belza B. Using GPS to Enhance our Understanding of Mobility in Older Adults. GSA 64th Annual Scientific Meeting; 2011 Nov 18-22; Boston, MA.

Rosenberg D, Bombardier C, Jensen M, Goetz M, Ehde D. Physical Activity and Depression among People Aging with Disabilities. American Public Health Association (APHA) 139th annual meeting; 2011 Oct 29 - Nov 2; Washington, DC.

Rosenberg D, Belza B, Petz S. Built Environment, Accessibility and Mobility Study (BEAMS) Preliminary Results. American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting; 2011 Nov; Washington, DC.

Snyder S, Belza B. Fidelity in Fitness Programming. Podium presentation to American Society of Aging. San Francisco, CA 2011.

Wilson N, Steinman L, Snowden M. Implementing Home-Based Depression Care Management Evidence-Based Programs: PEARLS & Healthy IDEAS. In: Aging ACotASo, editor. Aging in America Conference. San Francisco, CA 2011.

2010

Belza B. Building capacity for environmental policy change to support healthy aging. American Public Health Association - 138th Annual Meeting & Exposition. Denver, CO 2010.

Belza B. Activating the Go-Gene Careforce Annual Community Program; Bellevue, WA (Oct 13, 2010).

Belza B. Helping, Healthy, and Happy: Reasons to Be Physically Active. RSVP Annual Recognition Event; Emerald Downs, WA (Oct 19, 2010).

Belza B. Establishing Innovative Relationships and Model Systems for Evidence-based Programs. DSHS Living a Healthy Life Technical Assistance Conference. Tukwila, WA 2010.

Belza B. Activating the Go-Gene Careforce Annual Community Program; Bellevue, WA. Oct 13, 2010.

Belza B. Helping, Healthy, and Happy: Reasons to Be Physically Active. RSVP Annual Recognition Event; Emerald Downs, WA. Oct 19, 2010.

Cheadle A. Promoting Sustainable Community Change in Support of Older Adult Physical Activity: Evaluation Findings from the Southeast Seattle Senior Physical Activity Network (SESPAN). 31st Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Seattle, WA. April 2010.

Hughes S, Leith K, Marquez D, Desai P, Moni G, Nguyen H, et al. Research Priorities in Physical Activity and Aging: Results of an Expert Survey. American Public Health Association - 138th Annual Meeting & Exposition. Denver, CO 2010.

Hughes S, Leith K, Marquez D, Desai P, Moni G, Nguyen H, et al. Research Priorities in Physical Activity and Aging: Results of an Expert Survey. American Public Health Association - 138th Annual Meeting ; Exposition. Denver, CO. 2010.

Kruger J. Evidence-based findings that Summarize Environmental and Policy Approaches to Promote Physical Activity. NCOA ASA Aging in America Conference. Chicago, IL. April 2010.

Leith K, Hughes S, Jones D, Marquez D, Desai PJ, Moni G, et al. Conducting a Delphi Survey with Aging and Physical Activity Research Experts (poster). SOPHE and PRC Joint Conference. Atlanta, GA. April 2010.

Leith KH, Hughes SL, Moni G, Marquez DX, Desa P, Nguyen H, et al. Methodological Challenges of Conducting an On-Line, Electronic Delphi Survey with Aging and Physical Activity Research Experts. In: Continuum ToCatA, editor. The Gerontological Society of America, 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 2010.

Schwartz S. Promoting Sustainable Community Change in Support of Older Adult Physical Activity: Evaluation Findings. SOPHE and PRC Joint Conference. Atlanta, GA. 2010.

Schwartz S. Promoting Sustainable Community Change in Support of Older Adult Physical Activity: Evaluation Findings. SOPHE and PRC Joint Conference. Atlanta. Atlanta, GA. April 2010.

2009

Goins RT, Byrd RC. Implementing an Evidence-Based Exercise Program in Rural West Virginia: Fit and Strong! GSA Annual Scientific Meeting; National Harbor, MD. (Nov 21-25, 2008)

Goins RT, Frost M. Effects of the Built Environment on Physical Activity of Adults Living in Rural Settings: A Review of the Literature. GSA Annual Scientific Meeting; National Harbor, MD. (Nov 21-25, 2008)

Hughes S. Translation of Fit and Strong: Focus group findings from providers and instructors in two states. GSA Annual Scientific Meeting; National Harbor, MD. (Nov 21-25, 2008)

Hunter R. Community-based participatory approach (Community Access and Availability for Physical Activity and Healthy Food Symposium). GSA Annual Scientific Meeting; National Harbor, MD. (Nov 21-25, 2008)

Kruger J. Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Americans. ASA/NCOA Conference; Las Vegas, NV. (March 15-19, 2009)

Kruger J. Walking Behavior among Normal Weight, Overweight and Obese Adults. 20th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control; National Harbor, MD. (Feb 23-25, 2009)

Steinman L. From to People to Policy: Promoting physical activity in Seattle. Guadagnare Salute Con La Promozione e La Prescrizione Dell'Attivita' Mottoria; Perugia, Italy. (May 21, 2009)

2008

Belza B. The Full Meal Deal: Providing Group Exercise to Participants in Congregate Meal Programs. GSA Annual Scientific Meeting; National Harbor, MD. (Nov 21-25, 2008)

Egger R. SESPAN and Healthy and Active Rainier Valley Coalition. WA State Public Health Association Joint Conference on Health. (October 5-6, 2008)

Logsdon R. Physical Activity Levels In Independently Living Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Subjective vs Objective Reports (poster). GSA Annual Scientific Meeting; National Harbor, MD. (Nov 21-25, 2008)

Matthews AE, Sharkey JR, Wilcox S, Laditka SB, Laditka JN, Logsdon RG, et al. Perceptions and beliefs of the role of physical activity and nutrition on brain health in older adults. American Public Health Association; San Diego, CA. (Oct 25-29, 2008)

Roth E, Belza B, Nguyen H. Implementing a Community-Based Exercise Program in Congregate Meal Sites: Perspectives from Site Managers (accepted podium presentation). Gerontological Society of America; National Harbor, MD. (Nov 21-25, 2008)

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