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SpeakerAdiara Schwingel, Kinesiology and Community Health, Wojciech Chodzko-Zajko and Tania Benedetti, UFSC
Date Mar 12, 2013
Time 2:00 pm  
Location 101 International Studies Building
Sponsor Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
Contact Brigitte Cairus, Angelina Cotler
Event type Lecture
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Despite increased governmental efforts towards promoting healthy and active lifestyles among Brazilians, physical inactivity is a serious concern in the population. 'Project VAMOS: Active Living, Enhancing Health' was developed using a new approach to community interventions for the promotion of physical activity. 'VAMOS' is an educational program based on behavioral change principles that consists of 12 meetings. Based on an American evidence-based program ('Active Living Every Day'), 'VAMOS' was translated and culturally adapted to the Brazilian context. A number of adjustments were made to the original American version of the program prior to conducting the pilot study. In this presentation, the speaker will review information about the conception of the program, as well as name, brand, and logo development. She will discuss issues related to translation and cultural adaptation, evaluation strategies, and will review lessons learned from the pilot study that involved older adults and public health centers in Florianopolis, South Brazil.

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