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An ecological exploration of facilitators to participation in a mosque-based physical activity program for South Asian Muslim women (Canada)

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posted by WM Admin on 2018-04-23 13:21:55.221

This descriptive qualitative study explored factors influencing South Asian Muslim women’s decisions to participate in a mosque-based physical activity intervention.

Face-to-face interviews were conducted in English, Hindi, or Urdu with 12 South Asian Muslim women at their home or mosque in Ontario, Canada. An analysis identified: (1) intrapersonal facilitators, which included their feelings, beliefs, and motivations to continue with this intervention; (2) interpersonal facilitators detailing the support that they had received from others during the intervention; and (3) environmental facilitators, which highlighted convenience and access to physical activity opportunities in a local community setting.

The authors conclude that this intervention displayed how South Asian Muslim women were motivated to continue with the mosque-based physical activity intervention due to interpersonal, intrapersonal, and environmental facilitators.

The authors go on to say that these findings provide further understanding of how mosques may provide culturally and religiously sensitive contexts for physical activity interventions for South Asian Muslim women.

To read the full abstract and for information on how to access the full text, go to: https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2017-0312 or contact your DHB library, or organisational or local library for assistance.

Abdulwasi, M., et al. (2017). An ecological exploration of facilitators to participation in a mosque-based physical activity program for South Asian Muslim women. Journal of Physical Activity and Health [Epub before print].