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From time to time I see older black women wearing their Lincoln Ware Walking Club T-shirts around the city.  They help to debunk the notion that black women are sedentary for fear of sweating out their hair.

Often the women are over 40, maybe in their 50s.  They aren’t thin but they are still body proud; their youthful-looking skin glowing and proud of their curves.

You gotta love black women.

Dr. Eun-Ok Im and Marisol Leos of the University of Texas in Austin are conducting a survey about the physical activity attitudes and they need the input of African American women between the ages of 40-60.  Often in studies like this we are often quickly discounted or lost in the statistics of the majority. 

It doesn’t matter if you do work out or just think about working out, they want your input.  So if you want to give your views please click here.

Study announcement

Study 1: Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN, School of
Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin and her
colleagues are conducting a study to explore ethnic
differences in midlife women’s attitudes toward
physical activity.

You are eligible to participate in this study if you
are a midlife women
aged 40 to 60 years old who do not have any mobility
problems; who can read
and write English; who are online; and whose
self-reported ethnic identity
is Hispanic, non-Hispanic (N-H) White, N-H African
American, or N-H Asian.

For the physical activity study: Data will be
collected through the Internet from Feb. 1, 2008 to
May 31, 2011. Methods for the data collection include
an Internet survey among 500 midlife women in the U.S.
on the Internet and four ethnic-specific online
forum discussions among about 30 midlife women per
ethnic group recruited
among the Internet survey participants.

Your involvement will consist of the following: (a)
about 30 minutes are
usually needed to complete the Internet survey
questionnaire; and (b) the
online forums will be conducted for 6 months, should
you agree to
participate in the additional online forum discussion.
Your participation is
asynchronous (you can visit the online forum site and
read and post messages
at your convenience). 

You will receive a gift certificate of 10 dollars for
filling out the
Internet survey, and an additional gift certificate of
50 dollars for
participating in the additional online forum (only
those who participate in
the additional online forum for 6 months will be
provided with this
additional gift certificate). To get reimbursed for
the online forums, you
have to post at least one message per topic. For more
information, please
visit at our website (
and/or contact us.

Contact Information:

Marisol Leos, Research Assistant
Undergraduate student
School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin
1700 Red River, Austin, TX 78701

Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN, Professor
School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin
1700 Red River, Austin, TX, 78701
Phone: (512) 475-6352

Project Website for physical activity study:

Written by rentec

30 August, 2008 at 3:31 am

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