Abstract

Perimenopausal obesity is a particular problem in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. This study examined the culturally specific views of perimenopausal GCC women, and the causes and processes of midlife weight gain using a qualitative descriptive design with semistructured interviewing and content analysis. Constructs derived from the health belief model and Kleiman's explanatory model were used to identify and sort themes into conceptual categories. The findings of this study suggest that weight-management program plans targeting perimenopausal GCC women should take into consideration the multiple levels of factors and cultural influences on their behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1267-1286
Number of pages20
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume35
Issue number11-12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)

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