Melissa Bopp

Summary

Affiliation: Kansas State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A faith-based physical activity intervention for Latinos: outcomes and lessons
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Community Health Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA
    Am J Health Promot 25:168-71. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Physical activity participation in African American churches
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Community Health Institute at Kansas State University, Manhattan 66506, USA
    J Cult Divers 16:26-31. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Community-based interventions to promote increased physical activity: a primer
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 6:173-87. 2008
  4. pmc Using the RE-AIM framework to evaluate a physical activity intervention in churches
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, 1A Natatorium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A87. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Understanding physical activity participation in members of an African American church: a qualitative study
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Community Health Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Health Educ Res 22:815-26. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with physical activity among African-American men and women
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Community Health Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:340-6. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint 8 Steps to Fitness: a faith-based, behavior change physical activity intervention for African Americans
    Melissa Bopp
    Dept of Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
    J Phys Act Health 6:568-77. 2009
  8. doi request reprint A qualitative study of faith leaders' perceptions of health and wellness
    Benjamin Webb
    Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Relig Health 52:235-46. 2013
  9. pmc Health-related factors associated with mode of travel to work
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, 268R Recreation Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Environ Public Health 2013:242383. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Health and wellness programming in faith-based organizations: a description of a nationwide sample
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University, 266 Recreation Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Health Promot Pract 14:122-31. 2013

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. doi request reprint A faith-based physical activity intervention for Latinos: outcomes and lessons
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Community Health Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA
    Am J Health Promot 25:168-71. 2011
    ..To develop, implement, and evaluate a pilot faith-based physical activity (PA) intervention for Latinos...
  2. ncbi request reprint Physical activity participation in African American churches
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Community Health Institute at Kansas State University, Manhattan 66506, USA
    J Cult Divers 16:26-31. 2009
    ..01). This study indicates that program and interpersonal supports within African American churches may offer a venue for increasing PA among members...
  3. doi request reprint Community-based interventions to promote increased physical activity: a primer
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 6:173-87. 2008
    ....
  4. pmc Using the RE-AIM framework to evaluate a physical activity intervention in churches
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, 1A Natatorium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A87. 2007
    ..It is based on a community-participation model designed to disseminate interventions through trained volunteer health directors...
  5. ncbi request reprint Understanding physical activity participation in members of an African American church: a qualitative study
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Community Health Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Health Educ Res 22:815-26. 2007
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with physical activity among African-American men and women
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Community Health Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:340-6. 2006
    ..Although correlates of PA have been studied in many populations, little is known about the influences on physical activity for African Americans, particularly African-American men...
  7. ncbi request reprint 8 Steps to Fitness: a faith-based, behavior change physical activity intervention for African Americans
    Melissa Bopp
    Dept of Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
    J Phys Act Health 6:568-77. 2009
    ..Partnering with faith-based organizations allows for a more culturally tailored approach to changing health behaviors...
  8. doi request reprint A qualitative study of faith leaders' perceptions of health and wellness
    Benjamin Webb
    Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Relig Health 52:235-46. 2013
    ..Future faith-based interventions should be developed with consideration for denomination as a socially and culturally relevant factor...
  9. pmc Health-related factors associated with mode of travel to work
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, 268R Recreation Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Environ Public Health 2013:242383. 2013
    ..Discussion. Mode of transportation to the workplace and health-related factors such as disease or weight status should be considered in future interventions targeting AC...
  10. doi request reprint Health and wellness programming in faith-based organizations: a description of a nationwide sample
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University, 266 Recreation Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Health Promot Pract 14:122-31. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to better understand rates, characteristics, and factors influencing faith-based HWA across the United States...
  11. doi request reprint Active commuting patterns at a large, midwestern college campus
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA
    J Am Coll Health 59:605-11. 2011
    ..To understand patterns and influences on active commuting (AC) behavior...
  12. ncbi request reprint Built environment associations with health behaviors among hispanics
    Robert Fields
    Dept of Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
    J Phys Act Health 10:335-42. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine associations between the built environment and multiple health behaviors and outcomes among Hispanic adults...
  13. doi request reprint Leading their flocks to health? Clergy health and the role of clergy in faith-based health promotion interventions
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Fam Community Health 36:182-92. 2013
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Engaging community partners to develop a culturally relevant resource guide for physical activity and nutrition
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Ethn Dis 22:231-8. 2012
    ..There is limited documentation for practitioners and researchers attempting to initiate new CBPR partnerships within predominantly Hispanic communities...
  15. doi request reprint Active commuting influences among adults
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Prev Med 54:237-41. 2012
    ..Active commuting (AC) is a behavior with many documented health benefits; however, influences on AC are not well understood. This paper examined a range of influences on self-reported AC behavior...
  16. doi request reprint Individual and institutional influences on faith-based health and wellness programming
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, 268R Recreation Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Health Educ Res 26:1107-19. 2011
    ..Institutional variables, though not modifiable, were significant predictors of HWA and should be considered when delivering interventions to achieve a significant impact...
  17. doi request reprint Physical activity programming in family child care homes: providers' perceptions of practices and barriers
    Bronwyn Fees
    Kansas State University, Manhattan, 66506, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 41:268-73. 2009
    ..To examine family child care home (FCCH) providers' perceptions of appropriate physical activity (PA), current practices, and perceived barriers to inclusion of PA within their programs...
  18. ncbi request reprint Built environment associations with health behaviors among hispanics
    Robert Fields
    Dept of Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
    J Phys Act Health 10:335-42. 2013
    ..Conclusions: This study suggests that among Hispanics, many built environment variables are related to health behaviors and should be targets for future neighborhood change efforts and research...
  19. doi request reprint Social ecological influences on work-related active commuting among adults
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 37:543-54. 2013
    ..To examine influences on active commuting (AC) behavior using a social ecological framework...
  20. doi request reprint The tug-of-war: fidelity versus adaptation throughout the health promotion program life cycle
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Prim Prev 34:193-207. 2013
    ....
  21. doi request reprint The relationship of eco-friendly attitudes with walking and biking to work
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 17:E9-E17. 2011
    ..Current trends and interests toward environmental consciousness and sustainable forms of travel could impact transportation-related PA...
  22. ncbi request reprint Increasing physical activity among church members: community-based participatory research
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:131-8. 2007
    ..This study evaluated the effects of a volunteer-led statewide program to increase physical activity among members of African-American churches...
  23. ncbi request reprint The health-e-AME faith-based physical activity initiative: Description and baseline findings
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Health Promot Pract 8:69-78. 2007
    ..Interest in the program has been strong and supported by church leaders. Current efforts are on training additional churches and working with those already trained to support sustainability...
  24. ncbi request reprint A qualitative study of exercise in older African American and white women in rural South Carolina: perceptions, barriers, and motivations
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Women Aging 17:37-53. 2005
    ..Other enablers included transportation, free facilities, and age-appropriate programs. Results indicate the need to tailor recommendations and advice to older women, and to consider the rural context in which they live...
  25. ncbi request reprint Correlates of strength training in older rural African American and Caucasian women
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 1300 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Women Health 40:1-20. 2004
    ..This study identified correlates to participation in ST in older rural women and provides a basis for developing ST interventions in this population...
  26. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and perceived environmental correlates of physical activity in rural and older african american and white women
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:P329-37. 2003
    ..These findings support the importance of multilevel influences on PA in older rural women and are useful for informing PA interventions...
  27. ncbi request reprint Race differences in cardiovascular and cortisol responses to an interpersonal challenge in women who are family caregivers
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 1300 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:17-24. 2005
    ..To examine race differences in psychosocial and psychophysiological responses to family caregiving...