Perceptions and Factors Influencing Eating Behaviours and Physical Function in Community-Dwelling Ethnically Diverse Older Adults: A Longitudinal Qualitative Study.

Asamane, Evans A and Greig, Carolyn A and Aunger, Justin A and Thompson, Janice L (2019) Perceptions and Factors Influencing Eating Behaviours and Physical Function in Community-Dwelling Ethnically Diverse Older Adults: A Longitudinal Qualitative Study. Nutrients, 11 (6). pp. 2-24. ISSN 2072-6643. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

Ethnic minorities have a high prevalence of non-communicable diseases relating to unhealthy lifestyle practices. Several factors have been identified as influencing unhealthy lifestyle practices among this population; however, there is little evidence about how these factors differ among a heterogeneous sample living in a super-diverse city. This study aimed to: (1) identify and compare factors influencing eating behaviours and physical function among ethnic older minorities living in Birmingham, United Kingdom; and (2) understand how these factors and their association with healthy eating and physical function changed over 8-months. An in-depth interviewing approach was used at baseline ( = 92) and after 8-months ( = 81). Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using directed content analysis. Healthy eating was viewed as more important than, and unrelated to, physical function. Personal, social and cultural/environmental factors were identified as the main factors influencing eating behaviours and physical function, which differed by ethnicity, age, and sex. At 8-month interviews, more men than women reported adverse changes. The study provides unique and useful insights regarding perceived eating behaviours and physical function in a relatively large and diverse sample of older adults that can be used to design new, and adapt existing, culturally-tailored community interventions to support healthy ageing.

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Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: QT Human physiology
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > Outpatients
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Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2020 10:33
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 10:33
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/2744

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