International Journal of Preventive Medicine

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: 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-

Promoting physical activity of adolescent and young Iranian girls


Fatemeh Rajabi1, Leila Mounesan2, Azadeh Sayarifard3, Laleh Ghadirian4 
1 Community Based Participatory Research Center, ian Institute for Reduction of High-Risk Behaviors, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Center for Academic and Health Policy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Growth and Development Research Center, Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Knowledge Utilization Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Azadeh Sayarifard
Growth and Development Research Center, Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Qarib St., Keshavarz Blvd., Tehran 14194
Iran

Background: Women play a central role in the health of the whole family, but they are faced with more barriers while taking part in physical activities. Methods: This study was composed of two main phases. In the first phase, the status of physical activity among young and adolescent in Iran and global evidence of effective interventions were searched. In the second phase, Focused Group Discussion (FGD) sessions were held with the key stakeholders in Tehran to investigate the results obtained from the first phase. Results: Physical activity among young and adolescent in Iran is inadequate. Based on the results obtained from the evidence and analysis of the FGDs, solutions defined as supporting policies, supporting environment, and supporting programs for physical activities. Conclusions: Multilevel cooperation among schools, families, and society is necessary to develop and implement policies and supporting programs, with an emphasis on combined interventions.


How to cite this article:
Rajabi F, Mounesan L, Sayarifard A, Ghadirian L. Promoting physical activity of adolescent and young Iranian girls.Int J Prev Med 2018;9:10-10


How to cite this URL:
Rajabi F, Mounesan L, Sayarifard A, Ghadirian L. Promoting physical activity of adolescent and young Iranian girls. Int J Prev Med [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Sep 25 ];9:10-10
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