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Impact of a CBPR-informed physical activity intervention before and during COVID-19 among women from a disadvantaged neighborhood in Sweden.
Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Care Science (VV).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4603-9974
Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Care Science (VV).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0077-9061
Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Care Science (VV).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8976-2612
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2022 (English)In: Frontiers In Public Health, ISSN 2296-2565, Vol. 10, article id 997329Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Public health practitioners have been striving to reduce the social gradient and promote physical activity among citizens living in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected these citizens extensively, has posed a significant challenge to efforts to maintain a physically active lifestyle. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore the impact of a CBPR-informed physical activity intervention before and during the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of women from a socially disadvantaged neighborhood.

METHODS: A total of 34 women participated in a CBPR-informed physical activity intervention previously developed in collaboration with lay health promoters and other citizens from the same neighborhood. Focus group discussions were conducted at four time points, namely, at baseline prior to the intervention, post-intervention, 6 months after the intervention ended, and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis following an inductive approach.

RESULTS: In total, four themes emerged from the discussions: "Wavering between frustration and action," "Shifting from prioritizing family needs to taking control of self," "Between isolation and social support," and "Restricted access to health-related knowledge vs. utilizing internalized knowledge".

CONCLUSION: The results of this study reveal that building on CBPR-informed health promotion initiatives has the potential to foster individual empowerment and assist during acute situations like the COVID-19 pandemic through mobilizing communities and their resources, which leads to increased community resilience and health. This study is regarded as unique in that it involves evaluation of a CBPR intervention that was initiated ahead of the pandemic and followed even during the pandemic.

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Frontiers Media S.A., 2022. Vol. 10, article id 997329
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community empowerment, community resilience, community-based participatory research, pandemic (COVID-19), social support
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56697DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.997329ISI: 000893344500001PubMedID: 36478727Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85143333962OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-56697DiVA, id: diva2:1719264
Available from: 2022-12-14 Created: 2022-12-14 Last updated: 2023-07-05Bibliographically approved

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