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Family health climate: a qualitative exploration of everyday family life and health

Wäsche, Hagen 1; Niermann, Christina; Bezold, Jelena 1; Woll, Alexander ORCID iD icon 1
1 Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract:
Background

The family is an important social environment for children’s, adolescents’ and adults’ health. However, studies mostly focused on dyadic and unidirectional influences of parents on their children. Studies addressing influences arising from daily family life and including family-level influences are rare and the existing studies solely focus on the relevance for children’s health or health-related behaviors. We use a qualitative approach to explore how daily family life and its inherent health-related cues affect family members’ physical activity and eating behavior.
Methods

Semi-structured interviews utilizing an interview guide were conducted. Since we aimed to examine family life, we analyzed both parents’ and their children’s views on health-related interaction patterns and family environmental influences on individuals’ health-related behavior. Twenty-two members of seven families were interviewed. Transcripts of the interviews were systematically analyzed following Grounded Theory principles.
Results

The interviews revealed that various individual as well as environmental factors shape health-related aspects of daily family life. ... mehr


Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000135456
Veröffentlicht am 26.08.2021
Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-021-11297-4
Scopus
Zitationen: 3
Web of Science
Zitationen: 3
Dimensions
Zitationen: 4
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 12.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1471-2458
KITopen-ID: 1000135456
Erschienen in BMC public health
Verlag Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
Band 21
Heft 1
Seiten Art. Nr.: 1261
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 29.06.2021
Schlagwörter Family, Family health climate, Health behavior, Physical activity, Eating, Qualitative research, Interview
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