The StrongWomen–Healthy Hearts program in Pennsylvania: RE-AIM analysis

Sara C. Folta, Alice H. Lichtenstein, Rebecca A. Seguin, Jeanne P. Goldberg, Marilyn Ann Corbin, Nancy Wiker, Jodi Gauker, Kenneth Chui, Miriam E. Nelson

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Dissemination of evidence-based programs is needed to reduce CVD risk among midlife and older women. The aim of this study is to examine the public health impact of StrongWomen–Healthy Hearts in Pennsylvania using the RE-AIM framework. Reach, adoption, implementation, and maintenance were assessed using qualitative and quantitative measures; effectiveness was assessed using a pretest-posttest within-participants design. Reach into the target population was 5 in 100,000. Compared to the target population, a greater percentage of participants were white, married, middle-class, and had a graduate degree. Effectiveness was demonstrated (weight loss −2.0 kg, p < 0.001). Adoption among trained leaders was high (83.3 %), as was fidelity in implementation (average score 9.3 of 10). No leaders maintained the program. To increase impact of the StrongWomen–Healthy Hearts Program, it will be important to lower the costs and modify the recruitment and training strategies to better reach low-income and minority women. Such strategies may also improve program maintenance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-102
Number of pages9
JournalTranslational behavioral medicine
Volume5
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Folta, S. C., Lichtenstein, A. H., Seguin, R. A., Goldberg, J. P., Corbin, M. A., Wiker, N., ... Nelson, M. E. (2015). The StrongWomen–Healthy Hearts program in Pennsylvania: RE-AIM analysis. Translational behavioral medicine, 5(1), 94-102. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13142-014-0286-8
Folta, Sara C. ; Lichtenstein, Alice H. ; Seguin, Rebecca A. ; Goldberg, Jeanne P. ; Corbin, Marilyn Ann ; Wiker, Nancy ; Gauker, Jodi ; Chui, Kenneth ; Nelson, Miriam E. / The StrongWomen–Healthy Hearts program in Pennsylvania : RE-AIM analysis. In: Translational behavioral medicine. 2015 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 94-102.
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Folta, SC, Lichtenstein, AH, Seguin, RA, Goldberg, JP, Corbin, MA, Wiker, N, Gauker, J, Chui, K & Nelson, ME 2015, 'The StrongWomen–Healthy Hearts program in Pennsylvania: RE-AIM analysis', Translational behavioral medicine, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 94-102. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13142-014-0286-8

The StrongWomen–Healthy Hearts program in Pennsylvania : RE-AIM analysis. / Folta, Sara C.; Lichtenstein, Alice H.; Seguin, Rebecca A.; Goldberg, Jeanne P.; Corbin, Marilyn Ann; Wiker, Nancy; Gauker, Jodi; Chui, Kenneth; Nelson, Miriam E.

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Folta SC, Lichtenstein AH, Seguin RA, Goldberg JP, Corbin MA, Wiker N et al. The StrongWomen–Healthy Hearts program in Pennsylvania: RE-AIM analysis. Translational behavioral medicine. 2015 Jan 1;5(1):94-102. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13142-014-0286-8