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Physical activity participation and chronic diseases among Nepalese adults

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posted on 23.08.2021, 07:28 by SUSAN PAUDEL
Physical activity and sedentary behaviour are emerging as significant risk factors to chronic diseases globally, with demographic and lifestyle transitions further driving the burden. Despite this, limited information is available regarding the relationship between physical activity and multiple chronic diseases among Nepalese adults and the potential barriers and facilitators of physical activity participation. We found that participation in physical activity decreased the likelihood of suffering from cardiometabolic conditions, particularly type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Traditional gender norms, family responsibilities, and lack of a conducive built environment hindered physical activity participation. Hence, a multi-sectoral approach is required to address growing inactivity levels.

History

Principal supervisor

Ben Smith

Additional supervisor 1

Alice Owen

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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