Posted: Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
March 26, 2014
Dr. Thomas W. Cline, professor of marketing and statistics in the Saint Vincent College Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government, has been invited to present the results of a study he conducted in cooperation with Devanand Lackraj and Susan Van Clyve entitled “Implementing a Culturally Sensitive Lifestyle Educational Program on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Black Caribbean Immigrants” at the National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference in Nashville, Tenn. in October.
“This was a clinical trial aimed at helping reduce sedentarism and increasing nutritional knowledge for people of color who immigrated from the Caribbean,” Cline explained. “The interventional program was carried out in African-American churches in New York over the course of more than a year. It was highly successful – body mass index, blood pressure, weight and other measures improved statistically. Nutritional knowledge increased significantly. The best news is that the intervention appears to have staying power since the 12-month follow-up demonstrated retaining knowledge and good physical habits.”
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