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Barriers & Motivators to Physical Activity in Older Mexican American Men

Abstract The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the cultural, social, environmental, and gender factors that may influence physical activity (PA) in older Mexican American (MA) men living in Tucson, Arizona. The Mexican origin population is the fastest growing Hispanic subgroup in our nation, increasing from 20.6 million in the year 2000 to 31.8 million in 2010. Arizona has the sixth largest Hispanic population in the United States and the Mexican origin population accounts for 91% of Arizona's Hispanics. Despite the fast growing Mexican population, there are a limited number of studies that examine MAs and PA. There are even fewer interventions created to foster PA among older (≥65 years old) MA men. Fourteen individual inter... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Dowling, Evangeline Marie (Author) / Hooker, Steven (Advisor) / Grando, Victoria (Committee member) / Der Ananian, Cheryl (Committee member) / Larkey, Linda (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nursing / Behavioral sciences / Health sciences / Health Promotion / Men's Health / Older Mexican American Men / Phenomenology / Physical Activity Intervention / Social Ecology Model
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 172 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Nursing 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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