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Interventions for Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity Behaviors in Adult African American Populations: A Systematic Review, January 2000 Through December 2011

Alternative text: The figure shows that 379 records were initially identified, and 356 remained after duplicates were removed, from database searching. One-hundred and thirty records were screened in more detail, after 226 records were excluded for not meeting search criteria. In addition, 88 records were excluded for research objectives lacking a diet/physical activity intervention or African Americans as a target population. Forty-two full-text articles were assessed for eligibility, and 23 were excluded due to: data criteria not being met (n = 18), study aim not including lifestyle change (n = 3), inability to retrieve the article (n = 1), and no results being reported (n = 1). A final 19 studies were selected and included in the analysis.

Figure. Data-filtering process used to select final 19 studies included in systematic review of interventions for improving nutrition and physical activity behaviors among adult African American populations, January 2000 through December 2011. Flow diagram for study selections adapted from PRISMA (11).

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