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Title: A mixed-methods examination of physical activity and sedentary time among South Asian women in the United Kingdom
Author: Babakus, Whitney Şeyda
ISNI:       0000 0004 2748 7832
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2013
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South Asian (SA) women in the United Kingdom (UK) are disproportionately affected by chronic diseases and inactivity. However, there is limited published research documenting PA/ST among SA women. The purpose of this PhD research is to employ a mixed methods design to quantify PA/ST among SA women in the UK, assess validity of common methods of PA/ST data collection and to provide a better understanding of the factors that may influence PA/ST in this group. Methods: 140 SA women wore an accelerometer and 36% (n=50) of the sample completed the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). 17% (n=24) of the sample participated in semi-structured interviews. Results: SA women are engaging in similar amounts of PA/ST as the general UK population. IPAQ data underestimated PA/ST when compared to objective data. There were no significant correlations between measurements of the two methods. SA women had difficulty understanding the terminology, content and context of the IPAQ, and difficulty recalling ST.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: RC1200 Sports Medicine