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Environmental characteristics influences on physical activity among overweight adolescent in urban neighbourhood parks

Danis, Ajau and Sidek, Suriati and Md. Yusof b, Safiah (2014) Environmental characteristics influences on physical activity among overweight adolescent in urban neighbourhood parks. In: AMER International Conference on Quality of Life (AicQoL 2014), 4th-5th Jan. 2014, The Pacific Sutera Hotel, Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabau, Sabah.

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Abstract

The link between environmental characteristics of neighborhood park and adolescents’ physical activity is poorly understood. Therefore, present study aims to explore the environmental characteristics of the neighbourhood parks that influence physical activity from the perception of overweight adolescents. Participants were selected using criterion purposive sampling. In-depth semi-structured interviews with 33 overweight adolescents between 13 and 17 years old successfully done. Interviews recorded, transcribed and analyzed based on 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 aim to promote physical activity among overweight adolescents.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 7546/54983
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescents health; environmental characteristics; neighbourhood park; overweight; physical activity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Nutrition Sciences
Depositing User: Suriati Sidek
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 15:16
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 15:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54983

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