Exploring attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of cardiac/stroke support group members in relation to a Mediterranean style diet.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620454
Title:
Exploring attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of cardiac/stroke support group members in relation to a Mediterranean style diet.
Authors:
Bakkali, Jennifer S.
Abstract:
Background:The Mediterranean diet is widely recognised as a cardioprotective diet and is routinely recommended for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, which causes approximately a third of all premature deaths (age < 75) in the United Kingdom, yet adherence to the Mediterranean diet is low to moderate. Aims :To explore the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of cardiac/stroke support group members in relation to a Mediterranean style diet. Study design: The study was conducted using a focus group, and barriers to following a Mediterranean style diet were explored using eight guide questions. Adherence levels to the Mediterranean diet were investigated, during the focus group using a questionnaire. Methods:Following ethical approval for the study, members of a cardiac/stroke support group were invited to participate. Eligible and consenting participants took part in the focus group. Data collected was analysed inductively and thematically. Results: Three dominant themes identified were: limited Mediterranean diet awareness; following a Mediterranean style diet would be difficult; and a Mediterranean style diet is inappropriate. Conclusions: The difficulty of food preparation, the short shelf-life of foods, and the need for starchy and warm foods are additional barriers to following a Mediterranean diet for individuals who have experienced a cardiovascular condition or event.
Citation:
Bakkali, J. S. (2016). Exploring attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of cardiac/stroke support group members in relation to a Mediterranean style diet (Master's thesis). University of Chester, United Kingdom.
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
21-Oct-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620454
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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dc.contributor.authorBakkali, Jennifer S.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-29T12:50:12Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-29T12:50:12Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-21-
dc.identifier.citationBakkali, J. S. (2016). Exploring attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of cardiac/stroke support group members in relation to a Mediterranean style diet (Master's thesis). University of Chester, United Kingdom.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620454-
dc.description.abstractBackground:The Mediterranean diet is widely recognised as a cardioprotective diet and is routinely recommended for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, which causes approximately a third of all premature deaths (age < 75) in the United Kingdom, yet adherence to the Mediterranean diet is low to moderate. Aims :To explore the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of cardiac/stroke support group members in relation to a Mediterranean style diet. Study design: The study was conducted using a focus group, and barriers to following a Mediterranean style diet were explored using eight guide questions. Adherence levels to the Mediterranean diet were investigated, during the focus group using a questionnaire. Methods:Following ethical approval for the study, members of a cardiac/stroke support group were invited to participate. Eligible and consenting participants took part in the focus group. Data collected was analysed inductively and thematically. Results: Three dominant themes identified were: limited Mediterranean diet awareness; following a Mediterranean style diet would be difficult; and a Mediterranean style diet is inappropriate. Conclusions: The difficulty of food preparation, the short shelf-life of foods, and the need for starchy and warm foods are additional barriers to following a Mediterranean diet for individuals who have experienced a cardiovascular condition or event.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectcardiovascular diseaseen
dc.subjectstrokeen
dc.subjectdieten
dc.subjectMediterranean dieten
dc.titleExploring attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of cardiac/stroke support group members in relation to a Mediterranean style diet.en
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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