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Effects of the Participatory Action Research on Reducing the Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Adult Women

College of Nursing, Dongguk University, Gyeongju 38066, Korea
Academic Editor: Li-Tung Huang
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(21), 11103; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111103
Received: 2 September 2021 / Revised: 14 October 2021 / Accepted: 20 October 2021 / Published: 22 October 2021
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a participatory action research (PAR) on reducing the metabolic syndrome risk factors among the Koran adult women. The effectiveness of the PAR intervention was examined using a one-group pretest-post-test design. The data were collected from 58 adult women living in a community health center in Ulsan, Korea, between May and November 2016. The psychosocial factors (empowerment, social support, and quality of life), metabolic-related indices, and health behaviors were collected to measure the intervention’s efficiency. After applying it, the participants’ empowerment, social support, and health-related quality of life increased significantly, as compared to the pre-test. Furthermore, their metabolic-related indices improved significantly in the post-test, as compared to the pre-test. Therefore, the PAR intervention was found to be effective in enhancing the psychosocial factors, metabolic-related indices, and health behaviors in the aforementioned population and could be applied to other community health centers. View Full-Text
Keywords: participatory action research; metabolic syndrome; adult women; psychosocial factors; health behavior participatory action research; metabolic syndrome; adult women; psychosocial factors; health behavior
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Eo, Y.-S. Effects of the Participatory Action Research on Reducing the Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Adult Women. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 11103. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111103

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Eo, Yong-Sook. 2021. "Effects of the Participatory Action Research on Reducing the Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Adult Women" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 21: 11103. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111103

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