publication . Thesis

A critical realism approach to public health interventions that aim to prevent obesity in selected European countries

Kolovou, Vasiliki;
Open Access English
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to understand the important components of a set of sustainable interventions to prevent obesity at the community level by using realistic evaluation, which draws on the philosophy of critical realism.\ud \ud From the application of a structured set of criteria based on critical realism, three interventions emerged, which were selected as the case studies of my thesis: the ‘Healthy Weight Communities’ project in Scotland, the ‘Bewegung als Investition in Gesundheit’ (Movement as Investment for Health) project in Germany, and the ‘Walking for Health’ project in England. Based on the key concepts of critical realism an interview topic guid...
Subjects
free text keywords: HM, RC
Related Organizations
50 references, page 1 of 4

USE  OF  A  CRITICAL  REALISM  APPROACH . .................................................................................................. 2 37   Social  Structure  (Pre-­‐existing  environment/organisational  model/creating  win-­‐win   conditions/planning  for  sustainability) .  ........................................................................................ 2 40   Human  Agency  (passion  to  make  a  difference/product  champions/  influence  of  key   people/  formation  of  cliques) . ............................................................................................................ 2 53   Emergent  outcomes  (providing  non-­‐health-­‐related  motivations/being  flexible/  need   for  enough  time) .  ...................................................................................................................................... 2 62   Lobstein, T. 2006, "Commentary: Obesity--public health crisis, moral panic or a human rights issue?", International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 74- 76.

Lupton, D. 1996, Food, the Body and the Self Sage Publications, Great Britain. [OpenAIRE]

Macdonald, G., Veen, C., & Tones, K. 1996, "Evidence for success in health promotion: suggestions for improvement", Health Education Research, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 367-376.

Manios, Y., Moschandreas, J., Hatzis, C., & Kafatos, A. 2002, "Health and nutrition education in primary schools of Crete: changes in chronic disease risk factors following a 6-year intervention programme", British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 8, no.

3, pp. 315-324.

Marchant, D. J. 1982, "Epidemiology of breast cancer", Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 387-392.

Marmot, M. 2004, The status syndrome: How social standing affects our health and longevity Times Books, New York.

Marmot, M. & Wilkinson, G. R. 2006, Social determinants of health Oxford University Press, United States.

McKee, M., Fulop, N., Bouvier, P., Hort, A., Brand, H., Rasmussen, F., Kohler, L., Varasovszky, Z., & Rosdahl, N. 1996, "Preventing sudden infant deaths - the slow diffusion of an idea", Health Policy, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 117-135. [OpenAIRE]

McLaren, L. 2007, "Socioeconomic Status and Obesity", Epidemiologic Reviews, vol.

29, no. 1, pp. 29-48.

Merzel, C., D'Afflitti, J. 2003, "Reconsidering Community-Based Health Promotion: Promise, Performance, and Potential", American Journal of Public Health, vol. 93, no. 4, pp. 557-574. [OpenAIRE]

Muller, M. J., Danielzik, S., & Pust, S. 2005, "School- and family-based interventions to prevent overweight in children", Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. vol. 64, no.2, pp. 249-254.

Muls, E., Kempen, K., Vansant, G., & Saris, W. 1995, "Is weight cycling detrimental to health? A review of the literature in humans", International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders, vol. 19, Suppl 3, pp. 46-50.

Munro, E. 2011, The Munro Review of Child Protection: Final Report. A childcentred system, Department for Education, UK.

50 references, page 1 of 4
Powered by OpenAIRE Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue