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Perceived personal, social and environmental barriers to weight maintenance among young women: a community survey

Andajani-Sutjahjo, Sari, Ball, Kylie, Warren, Narelle, Inglis, Victoria and Crawford, David 2004, Perceived personal, social and environmental barriers to weight maintenance among young women: a community survey, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, vol. 1, no. 15, pp. 1-7.

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Title Perceived personal, social and environmental barriers to weight maintenance among young women: a community survey
Author(s) Andajani-Sutjahjo, Sari
Ball, Kylie
Warren, Narelle
Inglis, Victoria
Crawford, David
Journal name International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity
Volume number 1
Issue number 15
Start page 1
End page 7
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1479-5868
Keyword(s) barriers
physical activity
healthy eating
weight maintenance
overweight
obesity
young women
Summary Background: Young women are a group at high risk of weight gain. This study examined a range of perceived personal, social and environmental barriers to physical activity and healthy eating for weight maintenance among young women, and how these varied by socioeconomic status (SES), overweight status and domestic situation. Methods: In October-December 2001, a total of 445 women aged 18–32 years, selected randomly from the Australian electoral roll, completed a mailed self-report survey that included questions on 11 barriers to physical activity and 11 barriers to healthy eating (relating to personal, social and environmental factors). Height, weight and socio-demographic details were also obtained. Statistical analyses were conducted mid-2003. Results: The most common perceived barriers to physical activity and healthy eating encountered by young women were related to motivation, time and cost. Women with children were particularly likely to report a lack of social support as an important barrier to physical activity, and lack of social support and time as important barriers to healthy eating. Perceived barriers did not differ by SES or overweight status. Conclusions: Health promotion strategies aimed at preventing weight gain should take into account the specific perceived barriers to physical activity and healthy eating faced by women in this age group, particularly lack of motivation, lack of time, and cost. Strategies targeting perceived lack of time and lack of social support are particularly required for young women with children.
Notes This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Language eng
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Andajani-Sutjahjo et al
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