Few physical activity research studies have been conducted with minority women.
The purpose of this study was to explore patterns of physical activity among minority women.
Focus groups were conducted with volunteers older than age 40.
Each group was led by a trained moderator familiar with the ethnic community targeted.
The sessions were audiotaped and professionally transcribed.
Constructs were researched and codes were developed.
Data were analyzed using NUD*IST qualitative analysis program.
While participants did not identify themselves as « exercisers, » they indicated they got enough physical activity from caregiving, housekeeping, and workday activities.
The most common environmental barriers to becoming more physically active included safety, availability, and cost Personal barriers included lack of time, health concerns, and lack of motivation.
Results indicate the importance of terminology and assessment when conducting physical activity research in these populations.
Also, results suggest many barriers are changeable with policies and interventions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exercice physique, Homme, Femelle, Ethnie, Race, Milieu culturel, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physical exercise, Human, Female, Ethnic group, Race, Cultural environment, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0438544
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 25/01/1999.