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Table 1 Summary of the impact of strategies to promote physical activity

From: The design and impact of culturally-safe community-based physical activity promotion for immigrant women: descriptive review

Study Research design
Strategy
Strategy Ethno-cultural group Knowledge Anthropometric measures Physical activity (self-reported) Physical activity (measured)
Jih [31]
Trial Multi-faceted
Community-based education (lay health worker)
Vietnamese (50% women)
Weiland [32]
Trial Multi-faceted
Community-based education (home, lay health worker)
Hispanic, Somali, Sudanese (60% women)
X X
Jih [33]
Trial Multi-faceted
Community-based education
Chinese (81% women)
X
Mitchell [35]
Trial Single
Community-based education (workplace, lay health worker)
Latinos/Latinas (72% women)
Islam [37]
Cohort Multi-faceted
Community-based education (lay health worker)
Bangladeshi (58% women)
X
Kandula [38]
Trial Multi-faceted
Community-based education
South Asians (East Indian, Pakistani) (63% women)

(not all measures)
X
Marcus [39]
Trial Single
Mailed print educational material
Latinas (100% women)
Telle-Hjellset [40]
Trial Multi-faceted
Community-based education
Pakistani (100% women)

(not all measures)
Kim [43]
Cohort Single
Community-based education (lay health worker)
Latinos/Latinas (98% women)