BOUNCE: a community-based mother-daughter healthy lifestyle intervention for low-income Latino families

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Feb;18 Suppl 1:S102-4. doi: 10.1038/oby.2009.439.


The primary purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of a family-based exploratory community study titled BOUNCE (Behavior Opportunities Uniting Nutrition, Counseling, and Exercise) to increase physical fitness and activity in low-income Latino mothers and daughters. The BOUNCE study consisted of a 12-week exercise (e.g., Latin dance), nutrition education, and counseling intervention. The design included a two-arm parallel group assignment to an experimental group (EG; included 26 mother-daughter dyads) and comparison group (CG; included 20 mother-daughter dyads). Pre- and postintervention 20-Meter Endurance Shuttle Run Test and accelerometry were used to measure children's aerobic capacity and physical activity, respectively. For the mothers, the Rockport Walk test and Non-Exercise Physical Activity Rating test were employed to assess aerobic fitness and physical activity. Anthropometric, demographic, and dietary assessments were also collected pre- and postintervention. Differences in outcome measures between groups were tested using repeated measures analysis of covariance. The BOUNCE intervention had a significant effect on EG Latino daughters' aerobic capacity (P = 0.044). Although not statistically significant, EG daughters reported a higher reduction of high fat food and sweetened beverages and an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption compared to CG daughters. Similarly, EG mothers reported more strategies to increase fruit/vegetable consumption and reduce fat intake compared to CG mothers. No changes in physical activity or BMI were observed between EG and CG mother-daughter dyads.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acculturation
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Child
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Community Participation
  • Counseling
  • Diet / standards
  • Female
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion / methods
  • Hispanic Americans / education
  • Hispanic Americans / psychology*
  • Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Life Style*
  • Mother-Child Relations
  • Motor Activity / physiology*
  • Nutritional Sciences / education*
  • Obesity / prevention & control
  • Obesity / therapy*
  • Physical Fitness / physiology
  • Physical Fitness / psychology
  • Poverty*
  • Program Evaluation