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Ke 'Ano Ola: Moloka'i's community-based healthy lifestyle modification program.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20299650     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We evaluated a community-based 12-week healthy lifestyle program in Moloka'i, HI, called Ke 'Ano Ola, which was developed to decrease chronic disease risk through health education emphasizing weight loss, exercise, and risk factor reduction. Program leaders' strong commitment and positive role modeling, along with social and group support and community involvement, were key elements. A pre-post evaluation of weight, blood pressure, total cholesterol, and blood sugar showed significant improvements for weight (mean change [Delta] = -7.4 lbs; P < .001), systolic blood pressure (Delta = -3.8 mm Hg; P = .027), diastolic blood pressure (Delta = -4.6 mm Hg; P < .001), and total cholesterol (Delta = -9.7 mg/dL; P < .001). Attrition was low, with 89% of participants attending all 12 sessions. Our findings show that lifestyle improvements in a predominantly Native Hawaiian community are achievable in a support group setting.
Kapuaolaokalaniakea S Gellert; Ronald E Aubert; Judith S Mikami
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-03-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  100     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-14     Completed Date:  2010-04-23     Revised Date:  2012-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  779-83     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Na Pu'uwai, PO Box 130, Kaunakakai, Hawai'i 96748.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease / ethnology,  prevention & control
Community Networks*
Consumer Satisfaction
Hawaii / epidemiology,  ethnology
Health Promotion / organization & administration
Health Status Indicators
Life Style
Obesity / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Pilot Projects
Program Evaluation / methods
Risk Reduction Behavior*

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