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Park characteristics influences to physical activity among overweight adolescents

Danis, Ajau and Sidek, Suriati and Md. Yusof b, Safiah (2016) Park characteristics influences to physical activity among overweight adolescents. Asian Journal of Quality of Life, 1 (2). pp. 25-34. ISSN 2398-4279

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The link between environmental characteristics of neighbourhood parks and adolescents’ physical activity is poorly understood. Therefore, the present study aims to explore the environmental characteristics of the neighbourhood parks that influence physical activity from the perception of overweight adolescents. In-depth semi-structured interviews with 20 overweight adolescents between 13 and 17 years old successfully done. Interviews recorded, transcribed and analyzed based on a thematic content analysis. The results showed that physical and social environment influenced physical activity and neighbourhood parks usage. It is essential to consider these environmental characteristics in developing physical activity intervention that aims to promote physical activity among overweight adolescents.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7546/54912
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental characteristics, neighbourhood park, overweight adolescent, physical activity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1 Sociology (General and theoretical)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Nutrition Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Suriati Sidek
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2017 11:22
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2017 11:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54912

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