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Perceptions of the environment for eating and exercise in a rural community.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20303828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To understand how members of a rural community perceive the effect of the built, natural, and social environments on their food choice and physical activity behaviors.
METHODS: A constructivist community environmental assessment was conducted including 17 individual qualitative interviews, 2 focus groups, and photo elicitation (n = 27) in a rural northeastern community where over 60% of the adult population is overweight or obese.
RESULTS: Participants described social, natural, and physical environmental factors that influenced their food choice and physical activity behaviors. Overweight and obesity were variably presented as an individual and/or a collective problem. Participants described conflicting goals for food choice and physical activity in the community, and an interrelationship between the social and physical environments.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: A community environmental assessment provides a view of the physical and social environments from the perspective of community residents that can serve as a foundation for locally tailored, community-based approaches to obesity prevention.
Authors:
Mary Maley; Barbour S Warren; Carol M Devine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2010-03-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1878-2620     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2010 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-03     Completed Date:  2010-08-09     Revised Date:  2013-01-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Society for Nutrition Education. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research, Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. mm153@cornell.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Diet / psychology*
Exercise / psychology*
Female
Focus Groups
Health Behavior*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Motor Activity
Needs Assessment
New York
Overweight / etiology*,  prevention & control
Perception*
Residence Characteristics
Rural Population*
Social Environment
Young Adult

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