Giving young Emirati women a voice: participatory action research on physical activity

Berger, Gabriella and Peerson, Anita (2009) Giving young Emirati women a voice: participatory action research on physical activity. Health and Place, 15 1: 117-124. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.03.003


Author Berger, Gabriella
Peerson, Anita
Title Giving young Emirati women a voice: participatory action research on physical activity
Journal name Health and Place   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1353-8292
1873-2054
Publication date 2009-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.03.003
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 117
End page 124
Total pages 8
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Abstract International evidence on health promotion indicates the importance of regular physical activity for preventing and reducing the incidence of obesity and chronic diseases. This study investigated the relationship between physical activity and the social milieu of young Muslim women in the United Arab Emirates. This participatory action research project included semi-structured in-depth interviews and focus groups and yielded qualitative data. Set within a context of rapid social change, perceived barriers to daily exercise influenced participants’ physical activity levels and overall well-being. Results indicated a lack of physical exercise and strategies were proposed for implementation by college staff and students.
Keyword Physical activity
Social and cultural factors
Qualitative health promotion research
Young women
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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