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Fit & Strong! Evidence

Hughes, S. L., Seymour, R. B., Campbell, R. T., Desai, P., Huber, G., & Chang, H. J. (2010). Fit and strong: bolstering maintenance of physical activity among older adults with lower-extremity osteoarthritis. American journal of health behavior, 34(6), 750-763.

Hughes, S. L., Seymour, R. B., Campbell, R. T., Huber, G., Pollak, N., Sharma, L., & Desai, P. (2006). Long-term impact of Fit and Strong! on older adults with osteoarthritis. The Gerontologist, 46(6), 801-814.

Hughes, S. L., Seymour, R. B., Campbell, R., Pollak, N., Huber, G., & Sharma, L. (2004). Impact of the fit and strong intervention on older adults with osteoarthritis. The Gerontologist, 44(2), 217-228.

Fit & Strong! Dissemination, Implementation, and Translation

Brophy, J. E., Hayes, M. A., Cunin, T., Colman, A., & Pittard, C. (2023). Evaluation of a pilot intervention for online delivery of arthritis-appropriate evidence-based interventions to older adults via parks and recreation agencies. Educational Gerontology, 1-11.

Duarte, N., Santos, C., Hughes, S. L., & Paúl, C. (2020). Feasibility and impact of Fit & Strong! Program in Portuguese older adults with osteoarthritis: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Geriatric Nursing, 41(6), 804-811.

Duarte, N., Hughes, S. L., & Paúl, C. (2019). Cultural adaptation and specifics of the Fit & Strong! program in Portugal. Translational behavioral medicine, 9(1), 67-75.

Der Ananian, C., Smith-Ray, R., Meacham, B., Shah, A., & Hughes, S. (2017). Translation of fit & strong! for use by Hispanics with arthritis: a feasibility trial of¡ en forma y fuerte!. Journal of aging and physical activity, 25(4), 628-638.

Ory, M. G., Lee, S., Zollinger, A., Bhurtyal, K., Jiang, L., & Smith, M. L. (2015). Translation of Fit & Strong! for middle-aged and older adults: examining implementation and effectiveness of a lay-led model in central Texas. Frontiers in public health, 2, 187.

Ory, M. G., & Smith, M. L. (2015). Research, practice, and policy perspectives on evidence-based programing for older adults. Frontiers in public health, 3, 136.

Ory, M. G., Towne, S. D., Stevens, A. B., Park, C. H., & Chodzko-Zajko, W. J. (2015). Implementing and disseminating exercise programs for older adult populations. Exercise for Aging Adults: A Guide for Practitioners, 139-150.

DerAnanian, C. A., Desai, P., Smith-Ray, R., Seymour, R. B., & Hughes, S. L. (2012). Perceived versus actual factors associated with adoption and maintenance of an evidence-based physical activity program. Translational behavioral medicine, 2(2), 209-217.

Seymour, R. B., Hughes, S. L., Campbell, R. T., Huber, G. M., & Desai, P. (2009). Comparison of two methods of conducting the Fit and Strong! program. Arthritis Care & Research, 61(7), 876-884.

Fit & Strong! Plus

Fitzgibbon, M. L., Tussing-Humphreys, L., Schiffer, L., Smith-Ray, R., Marquez, D. X., DeMott, A. D., ... & Hughes, S. L. (2020). Fit and Strong! Plus: Twelve and eighteen month follow-up results for a comparative effectiveness trial among overweight/obese older adults with osteoarthritis. Preventive medicine, 141, 106267.

Hughes, S. L., Tussing-Humphreys, L., Schiffer, L., Smith-Ray, R., Marquez, D. X., DeMott, A. D., ... & Fitzgibbon, M. L. (2020). Fit & strong! plus trial outcomes for obese older adults with osteoarthritis. The Gerontologist, 60(3), 558-570.

McLeod, A., Schiffer, L., Castellanos, K., DeMott, A., Olender, S., Fitzgibbon, M., ... & Tussing-Humphreys, L. (2020). Impact of Physical Activity and Weight Loss on Fat Mass, Glucose Metabolism, and Inflammation in Older African Americans with Osteoarthritis. Nutrients, 12(11), 3299.

Mears, M., Tussing-Humphreys, L., Cerwinske, L., Tangney, C., Hughes, S. L., Fitzgibbons, M., & Gomez-Perez, S. (2019). Associations between alternate healthy eating index-2010, body composition, osteoarthritis severity, and interleukin-6 in older overweight and obese african american females with self-reported osteoarthritis. Nutrients, 11(1), 26.

Fitzgibbon, M. L., Tussing-Humphreys, L., Schiffer, L., Smith-Ray, R., Demott, A. D., Martinez, M., ... & Hughes, S. L. (2018). Fit & strong! Plus: Descriptive demographic and risk characteristics in a comparative effectiveness trial for older African-American adults with osteoarthritis. The journal of aging research & clinical practice, 7(1), 9.

Vergis, S., Schiffer, L., White, T., McLeod, A., Khudeira, N., Demott, A., ... & Tussing-Humphreys, L. (2018). Diet quality and nutrient intake of urban overweight and obese primarily African American older adults with osteoarthritis. Nutrients, 10(4), 485.

Smith-Ray, R. L., Fitzgibbon, M. L., Tussing-Humphreys, L., Schiffer, L., Shah, A., Huber, G. M., ... & Hughes, S. L. (2014). Fit and Strong! Plus: Design of a comparative effectiveness evaluation of a weight management program for older adults with osteoarthritis. Contemporary clinical trials, 37(2), 178-188.