The Attitudes And Practices Of Nigerian Immigrants On Eating And Physical Activity

863 WordsMar 21, 20164 Pages
The title of this article is “ Using photovoice to explore Nigerian immigrants’ eating and physical activity in the United States”. According to Turk, Fapohunda, and Zoucha (2014), the purpose of this article were to explore the perceptions and practices of Nigerian immigrants regarding healthy eating and physical activity in the United States; assess the influence of cultural beliefs of Nigerian immigrants on eating and physical activity; describe the role that healthcare providers can play in helping to promote healthy eating and physical activity; and evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of using photovoice to collect data on the perceptions and practices of Nigerian immigrants regarding healthy eating and physical activity. Ethical Aspect The study activities institutional review broad approval was obtained from the university where the principal investigator is employed. Eligible participants were asked to participate in this study about their perception of unhealthy and healthy eating and activity. In their first meeting at the church, the study was explained, and writing informed consent was obtained. In the study the researcher stated that they used audiotaped and told participants their responses would remain confidential. After two weeks they returned back to the church to distribute digital cameras, they demonstrated how to use the camera, and explained to participants what they need to take picture of. Participants were trained to respect privacy and asking for
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