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An Evaluation of the Pasefika Healthy Lifestyles Programme, Pacific Health Service, Porirua

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dc.contributor.author Fagaloa, Taima C
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-21T21:02:07Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-24T23:31:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-21T21:02:07Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-24T23:31:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2008
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/22557
dc.description.abstract The Pasefika healthy lifestyles programme was the initiative of a group of Wellington health agencies concerned over the declining health status of Pacific communities in the region. The migration of Pacific people to New Zealand and the transitional issues experienced by these people have negatively impacted on the health of this community. There is currently overwhelming evidence that lifestyle changes among the Pacific people in New Zealand are associated with a high prevalence of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. The Pasifika healthy lifestyles programme aimed to increase the knowledge and awareness of the importance of physical activity and nutrition among senior members of the Porirua Pacific community. This thesis presents an evaluation of this programme run in Porirua in June, 2004. The Fa'afaletui model was adopted for this process-outcome evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the programme's mode of delivery, learning strategies, participant motivation to attend, and barriers to learning and attendance. The evaluation identified a range of key themes which included: the decision to attend being a family rather than a participant decision; the need to provide transport for participants; and the importance of Pacific fellowship and interaction as a motivation to attend. The participants' assessment of the range of educational strategies identified factors such as the need for health information to be presented in Pacific languages, and the success of a supermarket tour that included menu planning and how to read product labels. Most participants felt the programme was successful and important because it helped them to make lifestyle changes that would benefit their own and their families' health. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title An Evaluation of the Pasefika Healthy Lifestyles Programme, Pacific Health Service, Porirua en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Social Science Research en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts (Applied) en_NZ

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