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Publication date: 17 August 2017

Ghezal Sabir, Gustaaf P. Sevenhuysen, Paul Fieldhouse and Kerstin Stieber Roger

The purpose of this paper is to describe immigrant Muslim women’s perceived barriers and facilitators to health behaviours relating to the interface between the cultural…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to describe immigrant Muslim women’s perceived barriers and facilitators to health behaviours relating to the interface between the cultural backgrounds of the participants and the predominant culture in Canada.

Design/methodology/approach

A case study approach was taken to conduct ten in-depth semi-structured interviews followed by three focus groups with immigrant women in Winnipeg, Canada. A demographic questionnaire, acculturation scale, and interview guides were used for data collection. Constant comparison analytic method was utilised to extract and refine themes.

Findings

A total of 32 adult Muslim women who had emigrated from 14 countries in Asia and Africa participated in this study. Most of the participants had medium to high levels of acculturation and enculturation. Through the in-depth analysis of the participants’ insights, these factors emerged as determinants of health behaviours related to cultural interactions: changes in gender role, mistrusting the unfamiliar, feelings of alienation, new construction of time, and reconstruction of private and public spheres. These themes display the participants’ conceptual and practical adaptations in Canada.

Research limitations/implications

The perspectives of those with poor spoken English language skill and the participants’ history of immigration were not obtained in this study limiting the study’s findings.

Practical implications

This paper reveals factors that potentially influence immigrant Muslim women’s health behaviours and should be considered when designing health promotion programs for similar groups.

Originality/value

This is the first paper focusing on cultural determinants of immigrant Muslim women’s health behaviour in a non-metropolitan Canadian city. Findings can help health promoters design culturally competent programs for this growing population to garner its greater participation.

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International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 13 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1747-9894

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1980

Paul Fieldhouse, SRD BSc(Nut) and AIHE

Two problems for nutrition educators are defining appropriate messages and gaining access to target groups. In addition, communication skills are essential if messages are to be…

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Two problems for nutrition educators are defining appropriate messages and gaining access to target groups. In addition, communication skills are essential if messages are to be presented in a convincing and persuasive manner. The exercise described by Paul Fieldhouse in this article, is designed to meet these needs by giving students the opportunity to devise suitable nutrition messages and to develop practical communication skills in putting their messages across to lay audiences. Initially, evaluation is restricted to giving as much positive feedback as possible, though later more structured assessment can be introduced. The exercise was successful in establishing links between the Polytechnic department and the local community.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 80 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1979

Paul Fieldhouse

The importance of nutrition in the aetiology and treatment of disease has long been recognised. However, in general, medical education and practice has not kept abreast of the…

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The importance of nutrition in the aetiology and treatment of disease has long been recognised. However, in general, medical education and practice has not kept abreast of the tremendous advances in nutritional knowledge. Authorities in many countries have commented on the inadequate recognition, support and attention given to the subject of nutrition in medical schools. The need for nutrition education to students and to practising doctors has been repeatedly emphasised in the USA, where steps have been taken to implement suitable programmes. In the United Kingdom scant attention has been directed toward an evaluation of the current situation and little has been achieved in promoting nutrition education within the medical profession.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 79 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1980

Paul Fieldhouse

In the Spring Term 1979 a pilot study was carried out which dealt with some aspects of students' eating habits. This was undertaken as a practical exercise by students on the…

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In the Spring Term 1979 a pilot study was carried out which dealt with some aspects of students' eating habits. This was undertaken as a practical exercise by students on the final year of the dietetics degree. A short questionnaire was designed and distributed to a randomly chosen sample of 296 first year students, in various polytechnic schools.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 80 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Publication date: 1 June 2001

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 31 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Publication date: 27 March 2009

Margot Note

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New Library World, vol. 110 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Article
Publication date: 4 September 2018

Khurshid Ahmad, Zheng Jian Ming and Muhammad Rafi

The purpose of this bibliometric analysis is to quantify the prominence and impact of published literature within the field. The research has been conducted with the intent of…

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Purpose

The purpose of this bibliometric analysis is to quantify the prominence and impact of published literature within the field. The research has been conducted with the intent of obtaining the expansion and characteristics of the literature on digital library.

Design/methodology/approach

More than 4,206 documents found in the period of 2002-2016 were collected from the ISI Web of Science and were analyzed to explore the annual productivity, yearly citation, most cited articles, prolific authors, eminent journals of the subject, productivity of institutes and contribution of countries. These results are based on the types of documents (articles, reviews, proceedings papers, book reviews, editorial materials and book chapters).

Findings

The core findings are that the most productive year of publication was 2016, and the growth of citation increased rapidly; the top source of title is electronic library. The result shows that the USA dominates in the research output, with Illinois University securing the first position; the most prolific author is Fourie I from South Africa. In the document types category, the most cited sources are research articles.

Originality/value

This research is useful for the researchers interested in the field of bibliometrics as it postulates an inclusive indication of provenance in the field of library and information science.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 36 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Corbynism: A Critical Approach
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-372-0

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Publication date: 6 July 2008

Ian Rowlands, David Nicholas, Peter Williams, Paul Huntington, Maggie Fieldhouse, Barrie Gunter, Richard Withey, Hamid R. Jamali, Tom Dobrowolski and Carol Tenopir

This article is an edited version of a report commissioned by the British Library and JISC to identify how the specialist researchers of the future (those born after 1993) are…

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Purpose

This article is an edited version of a report commissioned by the British Library and JISC to identify how the specialist researchers of the future (those born after 1993) are likely to access and interact with digital resources in five to ten years' time. The purpose is to investigate the impact of digital transition on the information behaviour of the Google Generation and to guide library and information services to anticipate and react to any new or emerging behaviours in the most effective way.

Design/methodology/approach

The study was virtually longitudinal and is based on a number of extensive reviews of related literature, survey data mining and a deep log analysis of a British Library and a JISC web site intended for younger people.

Findings

The study shows that much of the impact of ICTs on the young has been overestimated. The study claims that although young people demonstrate an apparent ease and familiarity with computers, they rely heavily on search engines, view rather than read and do not possess the critical and analytical skills to assess the information that they find on the web.

Originality/value

The paper reports on a study that overturns the common assumption that the “Google generation” is the most web‐literate.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 60 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Article
Publication date: 18 August 2010

Joe Sempik

This article discusses the role that gardening, horticulture and farming can play in promoting mental well‐being and in supporting the recovery of individuals with mental health…

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This article discusses the role that gardening, horticulture and farming can play in promoting mental well‐being and in supporting the recovery of individuals with mental health problems.

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Mental Health and Social Inclusion, vol. 14 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-8308

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