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dc.contributor.authorOli, Natalia
dc.contributor.authorVaidya, Abhinav
dc.contributor.authorSubedi, Madhusudan
dc.contributor.authorEiben, Gabriele
dc.contributor.authorKrettek, Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-14T07:38:22Z
dc.date.available2016-03-14T07:38:22Z
dc.date.issued2015-09-08
dc.description.abstractObjectives: Non-communicable diseases account for 50% of all deaths in Nepal and 25% result from cardiovascular diseases. Previous studies in Nepal indicate a high burden of behavioural cardiovascular risk factors, suggesting a low level of knowledge, attitude and practice/behaviour regarding cardiovascular health. The behavioural foundation for a healthy lifestyle begins in early childhood, when mothers play a key role in their children’s lives. This qualitative study, conducted in a Nepalese peri-urban community, aimed to explore mothers’ perception of their children’s diet and physical activity. <p>Design: We notated, tape-recorded and transcribed all data collected from six focus group discussions, and used qualitative content analysis for evaluation and interpretation. <p>Setting: The study was conducted in the Jhaukhel- Duwakot Health Demographic Surveillance Site in the Bhaktapur district of Nepal. <p>Participants: Local health workers helped recruit 61 women with children aged 5–10 years. We distributed participants among six different groups according to educational status. <p>Results: Although participants understood the importance of healthy food, they misunderstood its composition, perceiving it as unappetising and appropriate only for sick people. Furthermore, participants did not prioritise their children’s physical activities. Moreover, mothers believed they had limited control over their children’s dietary habits and physical activity. Finally, they opined that health educational programmes would help mothers and recommended various intervention strategies to increase knowledge regarding a healthy lifestyle. <p>Conclusions: Our data reveal that mothers of young children in a peri-urban community of Nepal lack adequate and accurate understanding about the impact of a healthy diet and physical activity. Therefore, to prevent future cardiovascular disease and other noncommunicable diseases among children, Nepal needs health education programmes to improve mothers’ cardiovascular health knowledge, attitude and behaviour.en_US
dc.descriptionPublished version, also available at <a href=http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008197>http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008197</a>en_US
dc.identifier.citationBMJ Open 2015, 5(9)en_US
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055
dc.identifier.otherFRIDAID 1297606
dc.identifier.other10.1136/bmjopen-2015- 008197
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10037/8906
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-uit_munin_8493
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Groupen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.subjectVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800::Samfunnsmedisin, sosialmedisin: 801en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Health sciences: 800::Community medicine, Social medicine: 801en_US
dc.titleDiet and physical activity for children’s health: a qualitative study of Nepalese mothers’ perceptionsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typeTidsskriftartikkelen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US


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