Factors influencing the diet patterns and uptake of physical activity among Black families

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/294149
Title:
Factors influencing the diet patterns and uptake of physical activity among Black families
Authors:
Ochieng, Bertha
Abstract:
This paper provides insight into the influences of dietary behaviour and physical activity on the experiences of Black families of African Caribbean descent. It draws on data from a community-based qualitative study based in the north of England. Ten African Caribbean families participated in the study. There were several social cultural factors that influenced their decisions about food choices and participation in physical activity. The socio-economic status, values and belief systems of the participants determined their attempts and desires to eat healthily and to participate in physical activities. The findings highlighted the dynamic and interactive nature of the interplay between the structural and cultural factors of the context in which participants formed their attitudes towards experiences of healthy diet and participation in physical activity. It is recommended that to develop effective intervention strategies, it is vital that health promotion practitioners take cognisance of the multidimensional and contextual factors that influence decisions people make about their diet and what physical activity they participate in.
Citation:
Ochieng, B.M.N. (2011) 'Factors influencing the diet patterns and uptake of physical activity among Black families', International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 49(4), pp.140-145
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Journal:
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/294149
DOI:
10.1080/14635240.2011.10708221
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14635240.2011.10708221
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1463-5240; 2164-9545
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOchieng, Berthaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-18T12:52:07Z-
dc.date.available2013-06-18T12:52:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationOchieng, B.M.N. (2011) 'Factors influencing the diet patterns and uptake of physical activity among Black families', International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 49(4), pp.140-145en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1463-5240-
dc.identifier.issn2164-9545-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14635240.2011.10708221-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/294149-
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides insight into the influences of dietary behaviour and physical activity on the experiences of Black families of African Caribbean descent. It draws on data from a community-based qualitative study based in the north of England. Ten African Caribbean families participated in the study. There were several social cultural factors that influenced their decisions about food choices and participation in physical activity. The socio-economic status, values and belief systems of the participants determined their attempts and desires to eat healthily and to participate in physical activities. The findings highlighted the dynamic and interactive nature of the interplay between the structural and cultural factors of the context in which participants formed their attitudes towards experiences of healthy diet and participation in physical activity. It is recommended that to develop effective intervention strategies, it is vital that health promotion practitioners take cognisance of the multidimensional and contextual factors that influence decisions people make about their diet and what physical activity they participate in.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14635240.2011.10708221en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Health Promotion and Educationen_GB
dc.subjectblack familiesen_GB
dc.subjectbeliefsen_GB
dc.subjectdieten_GB
dc.subjectethnicityen_GB
dc.subjectphysical activityen_GB
dc.titleFactors influencing the diet patterns and uptake of physical activity among Black familiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Health Promotion and Educationen_GB
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