Community leaders’ perspectives on facilitators and inhibitors of health promotion among the youth in rural South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Aziato, L.
dc.contributor.author Majee, W.
dc.contributor.author Jooste, K.
dc.contributor.author Teti, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-13T10:56:04Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-13T10:56:04Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11
dc.identifier.other Volume 7,Pages 119-125
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijans.2017.11.001
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/27485
dc.description.abstract Introduction There are a number of factors that influence health promotion activities among the youth. This study sought to gain a comprehensive understanding of the facilitators and inhibitors of health promotion among the youth from the perspectives of community leaders in a rural setting in South Africa. Methods The study adopted an exploratory, descriptive and contextual qualitative approach involving community leaders in rural South Africa. Data saturation occurred after individual interviews with 21 participants. Data analysis employed the principles of content analysis. Results We found that facilitators of health promotion were access to education on the benefits of health promotion activities, efforts of organizations and community leaders/teachers, access to health care services and engaging in physical activities, and youth motivation and positive role modelling. The themes that described the inhibitors of health promotion were inadequate recreational and health facilities and health personnel, the impact of stringent religious doctrines, unemployment, social vices and poor parenting. Conclusion We concluded that there is the need to implement more engaging activities and opportunities for the youth and parents in rural communities to enhance health promotion. © 2017 The Authors en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences en_US
dc.subject Health promotion en_US
dc.subject Qualitative research en_US
dc.subject Rural community en_US
dc.subject Young adults en_US
dc.title Community leaders’ perspectives on facilitators and inhibitors of health promotion among the youth in rural South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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