CE activity: obesity risk in urban adolescent girls: nutritional intentions and health behavior correlates.
Pub Date: 03/22/2011
Publication: Name: Journal of the New York State Nurses Association Publisher: New York State Nurses Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 New York State Nurses Association ISSN: 0028-7644
Issue: Date: Spring-Winter, 2011 Source Volume: 42 Source Issue: 1-2
Accession Number: 278760674
Full Text: Thank you for your participation in Obesity Risk in Urban Adolescent Girls: Nutritional Intentions and Health Behavior Correlates a new 0.7-hour CE activity offered by NYSNA. NYSNA members and non-members are invited to take part in this activity, and you do not need to be a resident of New York State.


To increase awareness of the obesity risks of urban adolescent girls.


By completion of the article, the reader should be able to:

1. Describe the factors that contribute to the risk of obesity in urban adolescent girls.

2. Identify the components that contribute to formation of behavior intention.

3. Describe the challenges to promoting healthy behaviors in urban adolescent girls.

Please answer the questions below. Remember to complete the answer sheet on page 27 by putting the letter of your corresponding answer next to the question number. Each question has only one correct answer. A score of 80% is needed to successfully pass this posttest.

The 0.7 contact hours for this program will be offered until October 16, 2014.

1. Factors that increase the risk of obesity in urban adolescent girls include:

(a) Low levels of physical activity.

(b) Poor sleep patterns.

(c) Poverty.

(d) All of the above.

2. All of the following are central to the theory of planned behavior except:

(a) Attitude contributes to the formation of behavior intention.

(b) A sense of control is not integral to behavior intention.

(c) Subjective norm contributes to behavior intention.

(d) Stronger intention increases the chance of engaging in a behavior.

3. The percentage of girls who reported meeting the AHA recommendations for physical activity was:

(a) 10%

(b) 14%

(c) 24%

(d) 30%

4. Nutrition intentions of adolescent girls were related to the other health behaviors of being active and getting adequate sleep.

(a) True

(b) False

5. Interventions to encourage urban adolescent girls to adopt healthy behaviors should include:

(a) Promote increased sleep and physical activity.

(b) Active engagement in local, regional, and state-wide levels.

(c) Tell girls what they must eat to be healthy.

(d) a and b.

The New York State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

NYSNA has nothing to declare related to this educational activity. NYSNA wishes to disclose that no commercial support was received for this educational activity.

All planners/authors involved with the development of this independent study have declared that they have no vested interest.
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