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Factors Associated with Physical Activity in Jamaicans with Cardiovascular Disease

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.112
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Synopsis: 
Not enough research has been conducted on the factors influencing physical activity participation in Jamaica. This study examined factors (social support, exercise barriers, and benefits) associated with physical activity level in Jamaicans with cardiovascular disease.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Jamaica. Physical activity participation has positive effects on some risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Despite this, many remain physically inactive. This study examined factors (social support, exercise barriers, and benefits) associated with physical activity level in Jamaicans with cardiovascular disease.

Accepted: 
13 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 15 Nov, 2017

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HIV Infection, Sexual Abuse and Social Support in Jamaican Adolescents Referred to a Psychiatric Service

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Pages: 
307–11

ABSTRACT

Background: Children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS often have psychological/psychiatric issues that require specialist intervention. We explored whether HIV infection acquired through sexual abuse led to particularly negative psychiatric outcomes and whether good social support is a protective factor in the development of undesirable psychiatric sequelae.

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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2013
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