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, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 117-124, doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.03.003.

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Title Giving young Emirati women a voice : participatory action research on physical activity
Author(s) Berger, Gabriella
Peerson, Anita
Journal name Health and place
Volume number 15
Issue number 1
Start page 117
End page 124
Publisher Elsevier Ltd.
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2009-03
ISSN 1353-8292
Keyword(s) physical activity
social and cultural factors
qualitative health promotion research
young women
United Arab Emirates
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.03.003
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2008, Elsevier Ltd
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