Moya L. Alfonso

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INTRODUCTION Obesity among youth is related to a decline in physical activity, and data on physical activity levels among children in elementary and middle schools are limited. METHODS We leveraged a community-school district-university partnership in Sarasota County, Florida, in May of 2005 to assess physical activity levels among tweens (youth aged 9-13(More)
INTRODUCTION Empirical examinations of the efficacy of community-based programs to increase and sustain physical activity among youth are lacking. This study describes changes in vigorous physical activity during a 3-year period among children aged 9 to 13 years (tweens) in Lexington, Kentucky, following introduction of the VERB Summer Scorecard (VSS)(More)
This study examined the feasibility and efficacy of Salud es Vida—a promotora-led, Spanish language educational group session on cervical cancer screening (Pap tests)—self-efficacy (belief in ability to schedule and complete a Pap test), and knowledge among immigrant Hispanic/Latina women from farmworker backgrounds. These women are disproportionately(More)
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