(June 7, 2019) – Assistant Professor Nitha Mathew Joseph, PhD, RN, Department of Undergraduate Studies, is lead author of new article published this month in Applied Nursing Research. Sandra K. Hanneman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Jerold B. Katz Distinguished Professor for Nursing Research, is second author.

Mathew Joseph, N, Hanneman, S K, Bishop S L.  Physical activity, acculturation, and immigrant status of Asian Indian women living in the United States. Applied Nursing Research, 2019 Jun; 47(52-56). DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2019.04.007

The investigators examined differences among high- and low-acculturated immigrants and non-immigrants across three domains of physical activity and sedentary behavior. Consistent with findings from studies of Latino immigrants, acculturation to the American lifestyle was associated with higher leisure physical activity and sedentary behavior than that reported by less-acculturated Asian Indian women, which may increase the acculturated woman’s risk for chronic diseases.